Oh, It's Already Been Broughten!

Enter to win 2 tickets to Bring It On: The Musical, presented by the FSCJ Artist Series!

Oh. My. Gosh. You have NO idea how excited I am about this! Get ready, ladies (and gents?) …. Bring It On: The Musical is coming to Jacksonville!!!!!!!!!!!!! I don’t think my computer could handle all of the exclamation points needed to express my excitement! Many of you know, but many of you may not, that I was a cheerleader for the majority of my life. I started cheering in second grade on the Richmond Hill rec league, and continued cheering my heart out through high school, where I finished my cheerleading career as the team captain for two years in a row. I ate, slept and breathed cheerleading – football, basketball, competition – it was my life. (Which calls for a quick trip down memory lane…)

RHHS squad my senior year, 2005

The four seniors on the squad after winning first at regionals, 2005

The seniors – 2005

(Sorry, I can’t find any pictures of my younger cheer days. Probably for the best … no one wants to see those bangs, anyway.)

So it probably wasn’t a big surprise that Bring It On was (and still is – I have no shame) one of my all-time favorite movies. As in, I could quote every line and knew the moves to every cheer before it even came out on video. So when I say I am excited about my favorite flick coming to a LIVE musical, I mean I’m the can’t-sit-still-can’t-wait-until-April-first-how-many-times-can-I-watch-the-movie-between-now-and-then kind of excited. Torrance, Missy and Isis’ characters live on a stage in front of me? It’s too good to be true!

Bailey Purvis as Skylar and Mia Weinberger as Kylar Photo credit: Clint Tuccio

If you’re not familiar with the movie, you should probably go stick your head in a toilet bowl. Just kidding … but you should be ashamed and should Netflix that bad mama jama right now. I have not seen the play yet, but it sounds like it follows the movie line pretty closely: Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes you on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal, and forgiveness. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. With a colorful crew of characters, an exciting fresh musical sound, dynamic choreography, and aerial stunts, this all-new musical is sure to be emotionally gratifying in its story of redemption and breathtaking with amazingly vibrant athleticism.

Bring It On Company Photo credit: Clint Tuccio

And yes, there will be pyramids. Watch this 30-second promo clip if you want goosebumps.

The dancing, the singing, the stunts, the tumbling …. Ah, it’s going to be so good!

So, with that, I have good news and bad news for you. The bad news first … the show is only in town one night, coming to the Times-Union Center in downtown Jacksonville on Tuesday, April 1 at 7:30 p.m. So you better clear your schedule for next Tuesday night and order your tickets now! The good news … I have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky reader!

Bring It On Company Photo credit: Clint Tuccio

To enter, just comment below with your favorite line or scene from the movie. It’s going to be fun to see how many of these one-liners from the movie make their way to the stage, and we’ll start the excitement right here on this post! If you’ve never seen the movie, leave a comment letting me know why you are dying to see the musical (and also why you’ve never seen the movie and how ashamed of yourself you are). For an additional entry, tweet about this giveaway and be sure to tag @BlakeleyA and @TheArtistSeries. (Sample tweet: I just showed my spirit by entering to win tix to @BringItOn on @BlakeleyA’s blog, complements of @TheArtistSeries! http://wp.me/p22UdQ-TC)

I will select one winner at random at 3 p.m. on Friday, March 28. The winner will need to pick up their two tickets at the Artist Series Will Call at the Times-Union Center on Tuesday, April 1 as early as 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 p.m. show, and will show valid I.D. and sign for your tickets.

Tickets for Bring It On: The Musical start at $36.50 and are available at the Artist Series Box Office between 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday-Friday, at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) and online 24/7. Stay updated on show discounts by liking the FSCJ Artist Series’ Facebook page and following them on Twitter.

Bailey Purvis as Skylar Photo credit: Clint Tuccio

A HUGE thank you to the Artist Series for making this giveaway possible, and for bringing the bestest of best shows to Jax. In other words … Awesome, oh wow! Like, totally freak me out! I mean, right on! The Artist Series sure is number one!


Now, you girls better BRING IT! Let me see those spirit fingers and give me a front handspring step-out, round-off backhandspring step-out, round-off back handspring, full-twisting layout. (A.k.a. Start commenting below!)

Disclaimer: These tickets were provided to me by the Artist Series of Jacksonville.  I am a member of the Artist Series’ Professional Women Theater Ambassador Program and am compensated with tickets to select shows in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own.

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  1. March 28, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Best movie line “Follow me, or perish, sweater monkeys.” …But the opening scene is the best part of the movie, hands down!!!

  2. March 27, 2014 / 3:32 pm

    Courtney: Why does everyone have to go on a diet?

    Sparky: Because! In cheerleading we throw people into the air. And fat people don’t go as high.

  3. March 26, 2014 / 12:22 pm

    I’m sexy, I’m cute, I’m popular to boot! I still know the whole song haha 🙂

  4. March 25, 2014 / 3:36 am

    I am with @kklausser – so to follow up – You are being a cheer-tator Torrance and a pain in my ass!

  5. March 24, 2014 / 6:00 pm

    Oh, so many favorite lines…But I’d probably have to go with “this is not a democracy, it’s a cheerocracy!” I wasn’t a cheerleader myself but I was on my HS dance team and we were big Bring It On fans, too.

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