Cheer Wars

Music by Karlan Judd
Full-length musical
8 women, 2 men

Halle Bolingbroke has been groomed from birth to become captain of the New London Lady Leopard Varsity Cheer Squad by her mother Doretha (the current coach and former captain herself.)  The trouble is, Halle’s just not sure if life is more than cheering.  But when Nuella Percy, Doretha’s former rival, comes back to New London with her cheerleading-machine of a daughter, Charmain,  a battles erupts not just for control of the squad, but for cheering itself.

Winner of the 2009 Richard Rodgers Award.


  • 2019 Reading, SUNY New Paltz
    Tony Speciale, director / Katya Stanislavskaya, music director
  • 2015 Reading, York Theatre Company
    Hunter Foster, director / Vadim Feichtner, music director
    Featuring Britney Coleman, Annie Golden, Molly Hager, Stephanie Hsu, Amy Linden, Alyse Alan Louis, Michael Dean Morgan, Robb Sapp, Dana Steingold, Sally Struthers, Mary Testa
  • 2010 Reading, The Director’s Company
    Dan Knechtges, director / Patrick Vaccariello, music director
    Featuring Ashley Arcement, Lilli Cooper, Kimiko Glenn, Annie Golden, Mykal Kilgore, Mark Leydorf, Amy Linden, Nancy Opel, Dana Steingold, Mary Testa, Tracy Weiler
  • 2009 Workshop, Stagecrafters Theater (Chagrin Falls, Ohio)
  • 2008 Workshop, New York University
    Ryan Mekenian, director / Katya Stanislavskaya, music director
    Featuring Clea Alsip, Jessica Crouch, Alexandra Fiber, Megan Mekjian, Britta Ollmann, Jacey Powers
  • 2008 Reading, New York University, Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program
    Kara-Lynn Vaeni, director / Vadim Feichtner, music director
    Featuring Annie Golden, Merrill Grant, Anika Larsen, Anne L. Nathan, Robb Sapp, Tiffany Westlie, Kate Wetherhead, Sally Wilfert