Paul Wilson: ‘Bring It On – The Musical’ Dancey Flesh Flash Kauffman Bound

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Starting Tuesday, resident KC Confidential contributor dude and the Theater League main man Mark Edelman is presenting Bring It On: The Musical at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.

And believe it or not, your well-coiffed Scribe will be there back stage and out front, reviewing it on opening night. Set aside any predetermined notions you may have; this is a show you simply must go see. Especially, if like me, you have a daughter who’s deep into the dance, theatre and the performance world. Plus it’s a great date night and that’s what I’m making it.

The musical, inspired by the movie “Bring It On,” takes audience members on a high-flying journey through friendship, forgiveness and determination and tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition.

The musical comedy made its Broadway debut on August 1, 2012 at the St. James Theatre, and played through the end of the year, earning Tony nominations for Best Musical and Best Choreography. The New York Times called it, “Impossible to resist!”

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 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 (In The Heights).

The production is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights). The design team includes scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner David Korins (Pee-Wee Herman Show), costume design by Andrea Lauer (American Idiot), lighting design by Jason Lyons (Rock of Ages), sound design by Cody Spencer (Pee-Wee Herman Show) and video design by Jeff Sugg (Magic/Bird).

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With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh sound and explosive dance with aerial stunts, this all-new story is sure to exceed everything you hoped for and – perhaps more importantly – nothing like you expected

Tickets start at $36 and are available online at, by calling 816-994-7228 or at Kauffman Center box office at 1601 Broadway.  Groups of 15 or more call 1.866.31.GROUP.

“Bring it On The Musical” runs from Tuesday, February 11 thru Sunday, February 16 at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
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7 Responses to Paul Wilson: ‘Bring It On – The Musical’ Dancey Flesh Flash Kauffman Bound

  1. the dude says:

    But will it have SPIRIT FINGERS?!?!?

  2. Mark says:

    I saw the show in LA and on Broadway. These kids jump 20 feet in the air. It’s amazing.

  3. paulwilsonkc says:

    Thanks, Mark. That’s why I was trying to encourage Dads out there to make it a Dad/daughter date night! It’ll be unforgettable for her.

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