'Bring it On,' last year’s Tony nominee for best musical, at Eisenhower April 17

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Tony Award best-musical nominee “Bring It On: The Musical” — set amid the high-flying world of competitive cheerleading — takes audiences on a journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, in Eisenhower Auditorium, on Penn State's University Park campus.

Inspired by the film “Bring it On,” the touring Broadway show tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

Section one and two tickets are $62 and $53 for an adult, $44 and $35 for a University Park student and $45 and $36 for a person 18 and under. Buy tickets online at www.cpa.psu.edu or by phone at 814-863-0255. Outside the local calling area, dial 1-800-ARTS-TIX. Tickets are also available at four State College locations: Eisenhower Auditorium (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays), Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays), HUB-Robeson Center Information Desk (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays) and the Bryce Jordan Center (9 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays). A grant from the University Park Allocation Committee makes Penn State student prices possible.

The New York Times called the show “impossible to resist.” With a sassy crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound, explosive dance and aerial stunts, this all-new story is sure to be everything audiences hope for and more.

Uniting some of the freshest and funniest creative minds on Broadway, “Bring it On: The Musical” features an original story 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 Prize- and Tony-winning composer Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”), lyrics by Broadway lyricist Amanda Green (“High Fidelity”) and music supervision by Tony and Grammy winner Alex Lacamoire (“In the Heights”). The production is directed and choreographed by Tony winner Andy Blankenbuehler (“In the Heights”).

Audio description, which is especially helpful to patrons with sight loss, is available for this performance at no extra charge.

Artistic Viewpoints, an informal moderated discussion featuring a visiting artist, is offered in Eisenhower Auditorium one hour before the performance and is free to ticket holders. Artistic Viewpoints regularly fills to capacity, so seating is available on a first-arrival basis.

Susquehanna Bank sponsors the presentation. MAJIC 99 is the media sponsor.

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Last Updated March 27, 2014