Kelsey Theatre Presents LEGALLY BLONDE, Beginning 4/19
Playful Theatre Productions presents the hit family comedy "Legally Blonde - the Musical" at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre. Dates and times are Fridays, April 19 and 26 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, April 20 and 27 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, April 21 and 28 at 2 p.m. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on April 19. Kelsey Theatre is located on the college's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.
Based on the 2001 MGM film starring Reese Witherspoon, "Legally Blonde - The Musical" tells the story of sorority queen Elle Woods, who is dumped by her boyfriend Warner Huntington III just before he leaves for law school because she is simply "too blonde." Determined to find a way to win him back, Elle puts down the credit cards and hits the books, setting out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Elle must wage the battle of her life, for her guy, for herself and for all the blondes who suffer endless indignities every day. In the end Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
The 2007 Broadway production received seven Tony and ten Drama Desk nominations. London's West End production (2010) was nominated for five Laurence Olivier Awards and won three, including "Best New Musical." After touring through North America, "Legally Blonde" toured the United Kingdom in 2011 and Australia in 2012.
The cast features Kimberly Suskind of Lawrenceville as Elle Woods; Kyrus Keenan Westcott of Hamilton as Emmett; Jaimie McMillin of Bordentown as Paulette; Frank Ferrara of West Windsor as Callahan; Peter Petrino of Pennington as Warner; Jennifer Davis of Bordentown as Vivienne; Karl Weigand of Lawrenceville as Grandmaster Chad; Chelsea Lorraine Wargo of Ewing as Brooke; Chrissy Hartzell of Lawrenceville as Enid; Jaimie Geddes of Ewing as Serena; Heather Wiese of Titusville as Margot; Maria Aromando of Neshanic Station as Pilar; and Jill Bradshaw of Audubon as Kate.
Ensemble cast members include Arnold Aromando of Neshanic Station, Lynn Baskin of Lambertville, Rory Connolly of Lake Forest, IL, Justin Derry of Langhorne, PA, Wendy Graham-Hugo of Newtown, PA, Edgar Hidalgo of Bridgewater, Chris Kamps of Marlton, Samantha Kamen of Lawrenceville, Amanda Mancino of Bordentown, Zach Mazouat of Bridgewater, Alison McMullen of Ewing, Emily Christine O'Sullivan of Hamilton, Sally Page of Princeton, Nicholas Pecht of Hamilton, Donna Reed of Hamilton, Rachel Tovar of Hamilton, Jeff Scharf of Yardley, PA, Joe Smith of Newtown, PA, Stephanie Venanzi of Hamilton, Danny Viola of Bogota, and Elissa Zavodnick of Newtown, PA.
The show is directed by Paula Barson, with musical direction by Thomas Buckley, choreography by Nicole Farina-Machin, set design by Bryan Schendlinger, lighting design by Judi Parrish, sound design by Matt Shoppas, costumes by Ruth Rittmann and Michelle Rittmann, and stage management by Nancy Russell and Ruth Kresge.
Tickets are $18 for adults, $16 for seniors, and $14 for students and children. For tickets, call the Kelsey Theatre Box Office at (609) 570-3333, or visit www.kelseytheatre.net. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible, with free parking available next to the theater.