Three cheers and more as youngsters get ready to ‘Bring It On’ for MAODS

IF you like your musicals packed with high energy, spectacular stunts and a memorable sound track then ‘Bring It On’ could be the show for you.

The world of cheer leading comes to the George Lawton Hall on December 3-8 as Mossley Amateur Operatic and Drama Society travel to America for their forthcoming spectacular.

Kirsten Dunst took the starring role in the 2000 film on which this stage version is loosely based.

The youthfulness of the storyline gives chance for a number of MAODS to shine.

And as anyone who has seen previous shows before will know, MAODS don’t play it safe with their productions.

This one is no different as a young cast brings cheerleading, acrobatics and explosive choreography to the stage.

‘Bring It On’ focuses on the world of high school cheerleaders and team rivalries.

If you enjoyed ‘In the Heights’ then chances are ‘Bring It On’ will also hit the right notes.

The music and lyrics for the show are written by the same Tony award-winning composer Lin Manuel-Miranda.

‘Bring It On’ centres around Campbell, cheer-royalty at Truman High School who is named captain of the squad in her senior year.

But unexpectedly she is forced to spend her final year of school at the neighbouring Jackson High.

With the odds stacked against her, Campbell must befriend the dance crew girls and their headstrong and hardworking leader Danielle to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition – the national championships.

Director Samuel Maurice says: “The cast have been working extremely hard in rehearsals.

“All the choreography and scene work has now been set and we’re firmly in the ‘polish and perfect’ phase of the process.

“We are delighted to be performing one of the show’s numbers at Ashton Sixth Form College’s ‘Lest We Forget’ concert on Tuesday, November 6 and are looking forward to hearing what the audience think.

“We are so proud to be able to showcase this home-grown talent with their stunning vocal and acting abilities and give them the chance to really showcase their dance skills in this fantastic show.”

The show runs from December 3-8, every evening at 7.30pm, with a matinee performance at 2.15pm on the Saturday.

Tickets are £15, but you can watch the Monday/Tuesday evening or Saturday matinee performances for just £13.

There are group discounts available for those booking four or more tickets online: www.ticketsource.co.uk/mossleyaods

Alternatively, call ticket secretary Pauline Davenport: 07717 594 274.

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