When Bring It On: The Musical made its debut at Los Angeles’ Ahmanson Theatre last November, I reviewed it for EW and wrote about how important the music was to creating the show’s “ADHD vibe.” And up until now, you could only sample that delightful musical flavor if you caught the show on its 13-city tour — there are two stops left through early June — but producers have finally decided to release refined recordings of three of the jazzy show’s songs. EW has an exclusive stream of one of the show’s biggest, most soaring production numbers, “It’s All Happening.”
The recording — which you can stream below — finds hip-hop crew captain Danielle (Adrienne Warren) rallying the troops at Jackson High School to join the cheerleading squad she’s launching, at the urging of blonde cheer princess and new Jackson student Campbell (Taylor Louderman). (Warren and Louderman are pictured here.) Also included in the number are the characters Nautica (Ariana Debose) and drag queen La Cienega (Gregory Haney), with Twig (Nicolas Womack) and Cameron (Dominique Johnson) lending their rapping skills and the rest of the company on backup. This number — as well as “Trip” and “Ain’t No Thing” — will be available for purchase tomorrow, April 24, on iTunes.
All the songs from Bring it On: The Musical are by Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights), with lyrics by Miranda and Amanda Greene (High Fidelity) and musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire (Wicked).
Enjoy “It’s All Happening” in all its Bring It On glory here, exclusively on EW.com:
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