DPAC Musical Supports Fight Against Malaria in Children


The arrival of Bring It On: The Musical, a comedy about competitive cheerleading at DPAC, the Durham Performing Arts Center, April 17-22 offers Triangle residents a double benefit: Save on ticket prices and help end malaria death in Africa.

DPAC, in Durham, is among the Nederlander theaters across the country celebrating their 100th anniversary by supporting Nothing But Nets, a campaign of the United Nations Foundation to stamp out malaria, a leading cause of death among children on the African continent. The malaria disease is carried by mosquitoes, but children can gain protection from insect bites if they sleep under a mosquito net, which your ticket sales fund. As someone who grew up sleeping under a mosquito net and seeing the problems of those without nets for protection, I’m behind this effort 100 percent.

Here’s how you can help: When you buy tickets to Bring It On: The Musical, at www.ticketmaster.com/cheer4nets use the code NETS to save $10 off tickets, and an additional $10 of your purchase will go directly to Nothing But Nets.

The show was created by these theater heavyweights: Tony Award-winning writer Jeff Whitty (Avenue Q); Tony Award-winning composer Lin-Manuel Miranda (In The Heights); Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Tom Kitt (Next to Normal) and lyricist Amanda Green (High Fidelity); Tony Award-winning orchestrator Alex Lacamoire (In The Heights); and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler (In The Heights).

Bring It On: The Musical promises a hilarious look at over-the-top high school rivalries, but its serious theme-that winning isn’t everything when it means losing something, or someone , you really care about-should resonate with families.

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