RBV Transforms Students to Superstars
At Rancho Buena Vista High School (RBV), there has been a tremendous amount of hard work in the drama department for the musical based on the 2000 movie Bring It On. The musical brings the audience into the life of main character Campbell, a 16-year-old girl with a passion for cheerleading who goes through the struggles of growing up. From rehearsals and learning how to be a flier to perfecting vocals while dancing across a stage, these students and their dedication made the musical Bring it On come to life.
The process of the performance started off strong, with an astonishing 75 students willing to take the stage, a record for the department. Following auditions were callbacks, then finalizing the cast and, lastly, starting the production.
During music rehearsals, the show begins to blossom. “We get our songbooks and scripts, just sitting at the piano for days learning music,” said Riley Robinson, freshman at RBV. Weeks were spent at the stage learning not only dance routines but also the well-known cheers from the movie.
Once the production had all of its pieces, the students hit the vanities to do makeup, clothes, and hair to portray the famous characters for dress rehearsals. Days before the show, the cast got together to do runs with the live music and be in sync with the band.
After hours upon hours of diligent rehearsals the light at the end of the tunnel appears – show night. Students and members of the community attended the six shows on the RBV stage. Brooke Eyler, who played Campbell in the production, gave her thoughts on closing night and playing the lead role. “Closing night is overall just incredible regardless of who you are playing. As Campbell it was just more surreal than it had been in the past…I felt enthralled because I knew that each person was giving all of themselves to give this show the closing it deserved.”
To find out more about upcoming productions at RBV visit www.rbvdrama.org.
Jaden Chavez is a sophomore at Rancho Buena Vista High School. She is participating in an internship program with 92081 Magazine.