Yes, it is a theater production inspired by a Nick Cannon movie. But that Nick Cannon movie was inspired by the ridiculous showmanship and musical power of the marching bands at historically black colleges. During "Drumline Live," alumni from those schools high-step and dance while playing their instruments - that's like patting your head and rubbing your belly times 1,000. They even have a dramatic drum battle like the one in the movie, except this time the beats will actually be impressive.

Yes, it is a theater production inspired by a Nick Cannon movie. But that Nick Cannon movie was inspired by the ridiculous showmanship and musical power of the marching bands at historically black colleges. During "Drumline Live," alumni from those schools high-step and dance while playing their instruments - that's like patting your head and rubbing your belly times 1,000. They even have a dramatic drum battle like the one in the movie, except this time the beats will actually be impressive.

True, the show will probably mean more to us former band geeks. But you don't need to know what a cadence is to enjoy the hip-hop-infused choreography and funkified Top 40 covers.