Taylor Louderman, Adrienne Warren Lead BRING IT ON National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
After a nationwide search of over 3,000 performers, the producers of Bring It On: The Musical today announced the cast for the National Tour which launches at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles on October 30.
"Assembling this extraordinary company has been an incredibly exciting - and thorough - endeavor," said Tony® Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler. "We found an amazing group that sings, dances, stunts and cheers. They are a talented group of newcomers, led by two dynamic leading ladies. I can't wait for audiences to see them."
Leading the cast are Taylor Louderman and Adrienne Warren. Louderman, playing the role of Campbell, is a 20 year-old newcomer from the University of Michigan. Warren, previously seen in the National Tour of Dreamgirls at the Ahmanson Theatre, portrays Danielle, a role she originated in Bring It On: The Musical's developmental production at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta.
Ryann Redmond, a 2011 graduate of NYU, recreates the role of Bridget that she originated in the ALLIANCE THEATRE Production. Elle McLemore (Disney's "Suite Life on Deck") plays Eva and Jason Gotay (Broadway's Rising Stars and Rent) stars as Randall.
Also starring are Ariana DeBose (Hairspray, "So You Think You Can Dance") as Nitika, Gregory Haney (Memphis) as La Cienega, Neil Haskell ("So You Think You Can Dance") as Steven, Janet Krupin as Kylar, Kate Rockwell (Legally Blonde) as Skylar and Nick Womack as Twig.
Additional cast members include Calli Alden, Nikki Bohne, Dexter Carr, Shonica Gooden, Haley Hannah, Rod Harrelson, Casey Jamerson, Dominique Johnson, Michael Mindlin, Adrianna Parson and Bettis Richardson.
The ensemble also features some of the nation's most skilled competitive cheerleaders. Their combined achievements include over 25 national and 50 team titles in gymnastics and choreography. They were selected in collaboration with Varsity, the global leader in competitive cheerleading. Those members include Antwan Bethea, Danielle Carlacci, Michael Naone-Carter, Courtney Corbeille, Dahlston Delgado, Brooklyn Freitag, Melody Mills, David Ranck, Billie Sue Roe, ShelDon Tucker and Lauren Whitt.
Bring It On: The Musical is the explosive new musical comedy that raises the stakes on over-the-top high school rivalries. Set against the world of competitive cheerleading, this powerhouse new show hilariously proves that winning isn't everything when it means losing something - or someone - you really care about. Bring It On: The Musical combines an exciting fresh sound, gravity-defying choreography, and a thrilling story to create a total theatrical event worth cheering for.
Bring It On: The Musical unites some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway with libretto by Tony® Award-winner Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q), music and lyrics by Tony® Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), music by Pulitzer and Tony® Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity) and music supervision by Tony® and Grammy® Award-winner Alex Lacamoire (Wicked). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights).
Bring It On: The Musical is produced by Universal Pictures Stage Productions / Glenn Ross; Beacon Communications /Armyan Bernstein and Charlie Lyons; and Kristin Caskey and Mike Isaacson, Executive Producers.
Members of the artistic design team that help bring this production to life are David Korins, Set Designer; Andrea Lauer, Costume Designer; Jason Lyons, Lighting Designer; Brian Ronan, Sound Designer; Charles G. LaPointe, Hair Designer; and Jeff Sugg, Video Designer.
When the musical comedy premiered in its developmental production at the ALLIANCE THEATRE in Atlanta earlier this year, Wendell Brock of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution called Bring It On: The Musical "one high-energy drink with fiercely funny writing, catchy hip-hop tunes and an explosively original mix of singing, acting, dancing and cheer." Audrey S. Belle of AOL.com raved that Bring It On: The Musical "is guaranteed to be everything you wished for, nothing like you expected, but exactly what you will love!"
Bring It On: The Musical launches its national tour with a six-week engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from October 30 through December 10, with opening night set for November 11. Following the premiere, the tour will play: