2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival Virtual Auditions for ‘Bring It On The Musical’ Announced


Southeast Missouri State University’s Earl and Margie Holland College of Arts and Media will hold virtual auditions for the 2020 River Campus Summer Arts Festival production of “Bring It On The Musical.”

Auditions are open to University students and the general public. Video submissions are due by 5 p.m. April 17 at https://forms.gle/d7kq4chiibczNqy27.

Submissions must include a headshot, resume and written description of their tumbling and cheerleading experiences and capabilities, such as specific kicks, lifts, jumps, flying, catching and tumbling moves.

Actors must also submit videos of 16 bars of a musical theatre song with accompaniment; a 45-second monologue; and a dance combination for “Bring It On.” Guidance for dance combinations are available at Bring it On Dance Audition Combo taught by Anastasia Novak.

Separate videos for each element are required. To submit links, upload videos to YouTube and mark them as “unlisted.” Copy and paste each link into the submission form.

Actors are asked to be mindful of safety issues when creating their submission videos and to be aware of their environment and spacing. They should also dress in appropriate dance attire when performing. Before submitting videos, actors should ensure they can be seen clearly in the frame, paying attention to front and back lighting.

The production team will be in touch regarding callback material through video or Zoom after April 17. Rehearsals will begin July 19.

Bitingly relevant, sprinkled with sass, and inspired by the hit film, “Bring It On The Musical” takes audiences on a high-flying journey that is filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness in the world of competitive cheerleading. “Bring It On features an original story by Tony Award winner, Jeff Whitty (“Avenue Q”),music and lyrics by Tony Award-winning composer, Lin-Manuel Miranda (“In the Heights,” “Hamilton”), music by Pulitzer- and Tony Award-winning composer, Tom Kitt (“Next to Normal”), lyrics by Broadway lyricist, Amanda Green (“High Fidelity”), and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Musical.

“Bring It On” will run Aug. 6-8 and Aug. 12-15 at 7:30 p.m. in the Wendy Kurka Rust Flexible Theatre. This show will also run two matinee performances on Aug. 9 and 16 at 2 p.m.


Tickets may be purchased by contacting the River Campus Box Office by calling (573) 651-2265, or online at RiverCampus.org.