Without music, concerts wouldn't exist and funk would just be the smell emanating from an old sock filled with corn. Lend an ear to this GrouponLive deal to Bring on the Cure! presented by JDRF at The Sheldon. For $25, you get two general-admission tickets on Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. (a $50 value).
The lively entertainers from Bring It On: The Musical band together with JDRF at Bring on the Cure! to perform in support of type 1 diabetes research, thrilling onlookers with a philanthropic evening of dazzling song and dance. St. Louis native Taylor Louderman, who currently stars in the touring production of Bring It On: The Musical, joins her fellow cast members as they show off gravity-defying cheer routines and vocal fireworks that convince roman candles to take vows of silence. Also performing, contemporary dancer Neil Haskell of So You Think You Can Dance fame busts awe-inspiring moves that won him a top 10 finish on the show. Patrons can purchase passes to more performances through JDRF's silent auction, which boasts such prizes as tickets to Memphis, Riverdance, and the Cardinals' May 3 game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. Built in 1912, The Sheldon's crystalline acoustics delicately cradle airborne notes as the original wooden seating's curved layout provides unfettered views of the action and moderate protection against huffing and puffing wolves.
JDRF, the leading charitable funder and advocate of type 1 diabetes research worldwide, works to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Type 1 diabetes strikes children suddenly and requires multiple daily injections of insulin, or a continuous infusion of insulin through a pump. Insulin, however, is not a cure for diabetes, nor does it prevent possible complications such as kidney failure, blindness, heart disease, or stroke.