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Preview: Bring It On at South Shields Customs House

Regional Premiere of High-Flying Musical to Take Place at The Customs House

Bring It On: The Musical
South Shields Customs House
Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August 2016

Young stars in the making from across the region have come together 
for the local premiere of a Broadway musical.

Bring It On: The Musical comes to The Customs House in South Shields this week and will be performed by the venue annual Summer School from Friday 12th to Sunday 14th August.

Highflyers Tabitha Severs,
Jessica Emms & Ell Ray
It will be the first time the Tony Award nominated show will be performed in Tyne and Wear and youngsters have come from Ashington, Whitley Bay, Gateshead and Sunderland to perform in the cheerleading-based musical.

Director Gareth Hunter said: “I’m really excited for this show, its super energetic and the music has something for everyone. The kids have worked really hard on what is a very challenging show and the end product is going to look spectacular which is only fitting for the local premiere of this award winning musical.”

Fierce Rivals Cambell & Danielle
played by Katie Reed and Laura Roberts
The young cast, aged from eight to 18, have been working for three weeks to put on a first class performance.

Musical director Andrew Clarence added: “I’m really pleased to be back for my second year with The Customs House Summer School. Last year’s show, Joseph, was a huge success and the cast are in great voice this year. The music is already sounding fantastic and, with the addition of our superb live band, the show will be bursting with energy and excitement.”

Laura Roberts, Erin Atack, Steven Owens,
Robert Wilson Baker, Holly Chinneck,
Nieve Murphy & Erin Simpson.
Bring It On: The Musical is a high-flying thrill ride where the cutthroat world of competitive cheerleading meets the fierce rivalries of high school politics and romance. It’s about friendship, acceptance and amazing stunts.

The youngsters have been working with choreographer Hazel Pude and cheer coach Bethany Slavin to create the perfect moves and style for the show.

Katie Reed, Georgina Whale Spencer,
Kai Newton, Holly Stidolph & Amy Shute.
“This year’s dance numbers are something really different with styles ranging from hip hop, to musical theatre to full on cheerleading numbers,” said Hazel. “The kids have really risen to the challenge, especially the cheerleading lifts and throws which most had no experience of prior to starting the rehearsals. They’ve done an amazing job with Bethany’s help.”

Tickets for Bring It On are from £8 and are available from the box office on 0191 454 1234 or by visiting

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