For most of the nominated musicals, the chance to do a performance number at the Tonys was all about attracting future theatergoers and prolonging the run. That wasn't the case for "Bring It On: The Musical," which closed back in December after what was a limited engagement, which then got extended and finally shortened. So maybe the show decided to just make due with the cast they had available at their disposal and these were the two numbers they were capable of doing? But rather than doing anything that will get audiences psyched for future touring companies and whatnot, "Bring It On: The Musical" represented itself with two chaotically staged, barely choreographed songs which were absolutely energetic, but doubtlessly left more than a few viewers going, "But, um, what the heck does that have to do with the cheerleading movie with Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku?"
- Dan Fienberg