JoJo, who rose to fame as a young child on the TV show Dance Moms announced the news this week on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon and said that the musical is about being yourself and staying true to who you are.
“The J Team follows a young girl named JoJo (Siwa) whose life is turned upside down when her beloved dance coach Val (Soltis) decides to retire and is replaced by a sparkle-hating instructor named Poppy (Campbell-Martin). Wanting to stay in the running for an upcoming dance competition, JoJo and her best friends, The Rubies (Jones, Romero), must try their hardest to abide by Poppy’s new, harsh rules. Realizing she cannot hide her sparkle or bow anymore, JoJo is kicked out of her dance troupe and must rediscover what dancing means to her.”
A release date for the musical is yet to be announced but production has begun. It will feature new songs and some of JoJo’s hits. JoJo was recently listed as one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world.