Bring It On: Musical Review

By Jeff Walsh

“Bring It On” hits all the notes you’d expect from a new musical inspired by the 2000 Kirsten Dunst cheerleading movie of the same name. There are catty cheerleaders, underdogs for the audience to cheer on, and high-flying aerial wizardry. But the members of its creative team have built their names by delivering theater that goes beyond our expectations, and that didn’t happen this time.

The story is pretty simple. A cheerleader is forced to change schools and goes from being head cheerleader of a winning squad to being anonymous in a more ethnic school that doesn’t even have or want a cheer squad. I never saw the original movie, but my friend who attended with me said it is not the same plot, so it is definitely more “inspired by” than “based on.”

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Thank You, Jonathan Larson

I just got back from my friends house and we all watched the last performance of RENT and we were crying like babies. We're all huge rentheads and i finally got the dvd. When Anthony Rapp walked out at the end I about had a heart attack :) I think he's really amazing and I'm going to see him May 2 when the touring cast comes to Houston. Adam Pascal will be in it also so I'm sure I won't be sleeping the week before :D I'm so glad I'm on spring break... Anyways I'm off to Galveston!!! It's nasty but always a really good time.

Were The World Mine: Movie Review

By Jeff Walsh

"Were the World Mine" is the perfect wish fulfillment movie musical for gay youth once the only openly gay student at a homophobic all-boys school finds a magic potion that makes people fall in love with the first same-sex person they see. Hello there, straight crush…

The film, which opens in San Francisco, Berkeley and New York City this week (see the online schedule for future cities), is a joyous, heartwarming romp inspired by Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.

In the movie, Timothy (Tanner Cohen) is the classic gay outcast: picked on at gym, bullied in the locker room, with a crush on an athlete that he knows will go unfulfilled. He's out to his mother, and has supportive friends, but that doesn't make him feel less alone.

The school is putting on the Shakespeare play, and Timothy is cast as Puck. He has musical, choreographed daydreams starring the same boys who pick on him. Things really get going when, inspired by the play, Timothy follows a recipe for Cupid's love potion that appears within the pages of his script and a purple flower from his dream follows him back to the real world. He quickly discovers that anyone sprayed by the flower falls in love with the first person of the same sex they see.

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Ive noticed this in the few hours i've been a memeber, but there seemes to be alot of signetures ((includeing my own)) that have RENT, the musical/movie, lyrics in them. So who on here likes RENT?

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