Theatre presents ‘Legally Blonde’

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By Bryce Becker

Rehearsing for opening night, student actors pose after the show. Photo by Elizabeth Berry

The theatre department is set to present “Legally Blonde” in the theatre starting on Wednesday, Feb. 6. The musical will run through Saturday, Feb. 9, with each show starting at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $12 at the door or can be purchased in advance from Showtix4u.com for $10.

“The most exciting part has been acting as Warner Huntington the third and having all the funny lines,” Brock Sorenson, junior, said. “Although I’m playing the awful ex-boyfriend, l love playing this role. It has been my favorite character to play in any production l have been in.”

This year’s musical follows Elle Woods (sophomore Hannah Gould), as she follows Warner Huntington III, her ex-boyfriend (Sorenson), to Harvard Law school to prove she is more than just a pretty face. Along her journey, she will defy stereotypes and meet Emmett Forrest, a raised-from-the-dirt lawyer (senior Lorin Enns).

“I am most excited to perform as a lead in front of all my friends and teachers at school,” Enns said. “A lot of time and effort has gone into the production of this musical, and we really can’t wait to share it with as many people as possible. At the end of the day, giving 110% to the show is a recipe for success, and I’m excited to see the actors, technicians, musicians, and directors come together to make a great final product.”

Student performers began auditions in November, including a dance audition as well as a vocal audition. Once the theater department posted the cast list, actors, technicians and musicians alike began rehearsals after school in preparation for opening night.

“I think it’s so interesting because there’s a big cast, and that lets us highlight a lot of talent,” Director Mr. Torres said. “I consider myself a perfectionist, and every detail has to be perfect, but when time is a restraint on you, it makes it difficult to do everything perfect.”

Mr. Torres selected the cast with a chemistry to allow the show to flow all the way through. The musical is an opportunity for many performers to show their talent and for musicians to perform in front of a live audience.

“Looking forward, I am excited for the audience to see all of our hard work we have put into this musical,” Gould said. “The applause at the end of a solo or the grand finale is the best feeling in the world.”

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