‘Bring It On: The Musical’
AmNews Staff Reports | 5/10/2018, 3:54 p.m.
“Bring It On: The Musical” goes on a journey into the world of competitive cheerleading during a highly complex time in one’s life—high school. The musical is directed by Tony Award-winning actress Tonya Pinkins, of the hit play “Jelly’s Last Jam,” in which she co-starred alongside Gregory Hines, and of the popular television series “Gotham” and “All My Children.”
“Bring It On: The Musical,” loosely based on the 2000 film with the same name, playfully takes audiences on a journey through the existential angst of teenage friendships, romance and rivalries. Containing dynamic songs, dance and tumble routines, the show offers joyful escapism while driving home the messages of never giving up on a dream and embracing differences as a unifying mechanism. Black Spectrum Theatre Company, Inc. is proud to present a highly energetic production that audiences of all ages will enjoy.
Tickets are $25, and special group and student discounts are available. For tickets, call the box office at 718-723-1800; purchase in-person at 177th Street and Baisley Boulevard Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; or purchase online at Eventbrite or www.blackspectrum.com. Approximately 90 minutes, the production will have performances May 10, 11, 17 and 18, Thursdays and Fridays at 11:30 a.m., and evenings performances May 11, 12, 18 and 19, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m.
Black Spectrum Theatre Company, Inc. produces and presents theater, films and videos examining issues of social significance to the African-American community. At our 325-seat state-of-the-art theater, we serve more than 20,000 audience members annually. We reach many thousands more through our social issue video series, our school residencies programs and Spectrum Theatre On Wheels, our mobile stage. Black Spectrum Theatre is the oldest active professional theater company in Southeast Queens, N.Y. Black Spectrum Theatre is the recipient of many awards, including 11 Audelco Awards that recognize excellence in African-American theater and two Queens Players’ Long Island City One Act Festival Awards. Our theater has received five invitations to the National Black Theatre Festival, in Winston Salem, N.C., for in-house company works “Kingfish,” “Piano Lesson,” “Single Black Female,” “Willie & Esther” and “Timeless.” We serve the African-American, Caribbean-American, Latino and Native American populations of St. Albans, Brick Town, Rochdale, Springfield Gardens, Hollis, Cambria Heights, Laurelton, Rosedale, Far Rockaway and diverse audiences throughout New York. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Eventbrite for