DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – We love our cheerleaders here in North Texas. So, the thought of a Broadway-caliber musical all about the fine art of cheering? Sounds like a great idea, especially if you add some great characters, a little drama and lots of fun music and tons of pom poms!
Loosely based on the 2000 film of the same name, “Bring It On” officially opens our Dallas Summer Musical’s 72nd season and continues at the Music Hall at Fair Park until Sunday, February 26. The national touring company is currently in town with all the pom(p) and circumstance of any major theatrical production. But perhaps the best thing about the rousing musical is the fact that we have two North Texans representing in all their spirited glory!
Courtney Corbeille and Dahlston Delgeo have been friends for years, and have enjoyed cheering competitively in Arlington since their teens. She went to Fort Worth Country Day School and cheered not only in high school but also at the University of Oklahoma as well. He was raised outside of Dallas, but moved to Arlington to be a part of the highly respected cheering organization. Her real dream though? Despite hearing about tryouts for the new musical in the New York Times — and scoring a perfect audition — the peppy North Texan really wants to cheer alongside America’s Sweethearts on the sidelines of Cowboys Stadium someday.
You would think co-starring in the national tour of a big splashy musical would be enough of a dream come true for any young girl — especially if you are not only dancing and acting on stage, but cheering too! Courtney said that she still holds her dream of being a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader near and dear to her heart, and has plans to try out soon, if possible, despite her newfound theatrical success.
Dahlston is very supportive of her dream and said that he thinks she has a strong chance of making that team someday! All of her past teachers, friends and even her parent’s friends tell her they knew her cheering skills would make her famous one day. Most have come out to the show to see her in action, and tell her they are proud she has remained the same humble girl she always has been!
While touring, the two Texans admit having fun on the road, but told me they let out a super cheer when they knew they had finally arrived back in North Texas with the show. Because after all — if you can make it here, in what we proud North Texans like to think is the cheerleading capital of America, you can make it anywhere! Or at least you can cheer anywhere! And Courtney plans to take that confidence to DCC auditions one day soon.
You can see our local stars in “Bring It On” through Sunday on the big Music Hall stage. And maybe someday at Cowboys Stadium! Goooo team!
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