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