Presented By: Des Moines Young Artists' Theatre
From the creators of Hamilton, Next to Normal and Avenue Q comes this explosive musical about competitive cheerleading and fierce rivalries.
Campbell is cheer-royalty at Truman High School and her senior year should prove the most cheertastic--she's been named captain of the squad! But, an unexpected redistricting has forced her to spend her final year of high school at the neighboring hard-knock Jackson High School. Despite having the deck stacked against her, Campbell befriends the dance crew girls and, along with their headstrong and hardworking leader, Danielle, manages to form a powerhouse squad for the ultimate competition--the National Championships.
Music by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt
Book by Jeff Whitty
Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amandra Green
Inspired by the motion picture released by Universal Pictures and written by Jessica Bendingere
“After summer camp, she spent a lot of time developing plays with her friends. She was interested before, but now she thinks she’s a director and an actress and ... just anything.”
- Catherine, parent of second-grader Meg in Des Moines