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Western Reserve Academy presents 'Legally Blonde' Oct. 28, 29, 30

From Staff Reports Published: October 19, 2016 12:00 AM
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Western Reserve Academy will stage "Legally Blonde" for its fall musical, opening on Oct. 28.

The show will feature a cast of 57 student-performers, 12 students working behind the scenes on crew, a catchy score, and, of course, lots and lots of pink.

"I absolutely love it," said senior Danny Mylott, who will be playing the role of Emmett. "I mean, I love to sing. And all the kids in the plays and musicals are just a great group of people. We have so much fun together. Plus, this show is so fun. It takes the movie to a whole new level."

The story is about Elle Woods, who wants to marry Warner Huntington III. Warner won't propose because she's too "blonde."

Warner is admitted into Harvard Law School and despite all odds, Elle gets in and is determined to win him back -- but you might be in for a surprise. The musical retells the story with fresh elements, such as new characters, new scenes and, most obviously, a soundtrack as energetic as a sugar rush.

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"This show is silly, campy, fast-paced, " said the musical's Director Midge Karam. "Basically, the main takeaway is 'don't judge a book by it's cover.' But more than that, it's a reminder to stay true to who you are. And to know that it's OK to be smart and beautiful -- neither of those things are mutually exclusive."

Senior Sarah Jones will be playing Elle Woods.

"This role is a dream come true," said Jones. "I love playing Elle!"

Don't miss your chance to see Legally Blonde at the Knight Fine Arts Center (KFAC) Oct. 28 and 29 at 8 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 2 p.m.

"Legally Blonde" is an adaptation from the movie, which is rated PG-13. Please know that this production contains some adult content.

Attendees are encouraged to come in costume for this special pre-Halloween performance.

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