Westchester Broadway Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, 3/29-4/29
Based on the hit movie, Legally Blonde is described as "a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow!"
When Sorority girl, Elle Woods (Kelly D. Felthous) is dumped by her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III. (Robert Patric Ryan), she decides to get "serious" to win her boyfriend back. He is off to college to study law and wants a girlfriend who will be able to support him in his chosen career. Elle, an underestimated blonde who doesn't take "no" for an answer, puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and with doggie Bruiser in tow, she sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. She discovers the true power behind being legally blonde, and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This pop musical's fun and catchy score features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and a hysterical book by Heather Hach.
Christopher deProphetis plays Emmett Forrest, the teaching assistant who supports Elle from the beginning. Aloysius Gigl plays the part of predatory lecturer/lawyer Professor Callahan, who sees Elle as fair game. Jacquelyn Piro Donovan is the sassy hairdresser,Paulette, who has a yen for Kyle (Timothy Hughes), the sexy UPS guy. The WBT production also stars Lauren Blackman as Vivienne,Maria Logan as Brooke, Amber Coartney as Enid, Michela Imbesi as Serena, Brooke Morrison as Margot, Gillian Munsayac as Pilar, Leisa Mather as Elle’s Mother and Benjamin Dean Horine as Elle’s Father.
The Ensemble features: Amanda Pulcini, Shannon Lea Smith, Eric Byrd, Aubrey Sinn, Jason Slattery, Ron Tal, and two doggies, Roxie (as Bruiser) and Paul Newman (as Rufus) appearing courtesy of their handler, Karen Wells and Animal trainer, Bill Berloni.
The production is directed and choreographed by WBT favorite, Jonathan Stahl, The musical director is John Daniels. Set design is byJohn Farrell, Costume design by Matthew Hemesath, Lighting design is by Andrew Gmoser, Sound design by Jonathan Hatton. Technical Director is Steven Loftus, Production Stage Manager is Victor Lukas and the Assistant Stage Manager isRon Rogell. Properties are by Grumpy’s Props.
Kelly D. Felthous (Elle Woods) Kelly is excited to step back into some Pink high heels having previously played Elle in Legally Blonde at NSMT. She also recently originated the role of Eva in the world premiere of Bring it On. National Tours/ Off-Broadway: Marty/Grease, Mayzie/Seussical (cast recording), Ruby/Max and Ruby, and The Sound of Music. New York/Regional: Gloria/Boeing Boeing (Hartford Stage), Serena Katz/Fame (Macau International Music Festival). Kathy Seldon/ Singing in the Rain (NSMT), Jane Eyre (American Premiere), Caroline/Trip of Love (World Premiere), June/Gypsy (Sacramento Music Circus), Little Sally/Urinetown,Anybodys/ West Side Story and Ruby/Dames at Sea. Omigod you guys! So honored to have this opportunity! Proud blonde, NYU alum and AEA member.