Children's & Youth, Family
Year of Production: 2019
Springboard follows JENNY CORTEZ, an aspiring gymnast, and her family. They move from Miami to Toronto, to open a gymnastics club: Cortez Gymnastics. Despite the fresh start, Jenny is forbidden by her mom, WHITNEY to compete at a high-level, given the risk of injury. Jenny is grateful to find two new best friends; RACHEL, a singer, and KEISHA, a dancer, who motivate Jenny to follow her dreams. Sneaking behind her mom’s back, Jenny tries to make the school gymnastics team. There she confronts the team captain, OLIVIA who will stop at nothing to make Jenny’s life miserable. And then there’s JOON, Jenny’s younger brother and magnet for mischief. He balances helping the family business with all of his new friends’ misadventures. Meanwhile, Whitney tries to run the gym with her father, GUS, but they both struggle to move beyond their troubled past. The family works through their differences and comes together, just in time for Jenny to take the next leap in her gymnastics career.
This family show features heartfelt moments, plenty of laughs, and some of the best gymnastics you’ve ever seen. It’s a show about believing in yourself and persevering, no matter the odds.
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Beachwood Canyon Productions Inc.
Cast/Participants: Helena Marie, Shawn Alex Thompson, Morgan Wigle, Tom Hulshof