Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) performed LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts, September 14 – 16, 2012 and featured an all-teen cast made entirely of local high school students. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.
Starring as the blonde heroine Elle Woods is Glenda Dawson High School senior, Megan McGuf
f. The role of the kooky beautician Paulette and Elle's best friend in Boston, will be played by Katja Yanko
. Ryne Nardecchia
will appear as Emmett Forrest, the sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. The boyfriend who leaves Elle in search of someone more "serious" is Warner Huntington III played by George Ranch High School junior,Sean Hardin. Warner's new girlfriend, Vivienne Kensington, is smart and savvy law student played by Bethany Eggleston. Samantha McHenry
will be "whipped into shape" as Brooke Wyndam, the exercise video star on trial. Theatre veteran Joel Sandel
takes on the role of the pompous and manipulative Harvard law professor, Professor Callahan.
Rounding out the cast are Jacob Ables, Rachel Broussard, Sam Burkett, Christine Carroll, Maddie Dennison, Natalie Flores, Devon Gaine, Deion Galindo, Jenny Gee, Libby Jasper, Liam Johnson, Danielle King, Angela Koskowich, Dylan Lambert, London Lane,McKenna Marmolejo, Samantha McHenry, McCall Montz, Clay Moore, Shelby Nunn, Collins Rush, Matthew Smith, Michelle Smith, Tara Stanley, Caroline Taylor, Robert Terry, Lan Tran and Alexis Vargas.
Returning as director is Michael Tapley who previously directed the student production of The Who's Tommy. Charles Swan joins the team as the Associate Director. Creating the perfect bend and snap choreography is Shay Rodgers, a native Houstonian who is currently in her 25th year with Theatre Under The Stars. Musical direction will be handled by Luke Kirkwood who previously assisted the Music Director in the TUTS' productions of VOTE! A New Musical and The Who's Tommy.
For more information, visit: www.tuts.com.
Photo Credit: ChristIan Brown
Megan McGuff with London Lane, Shelby Nunn, McKenna Marmolejo, Rachel Broussard, Jenny Gee and Natalie Flores
Megan McGruff and Company
Megan McGuff, Joel Sandel and Company
Katja Yanko and Megan McGuff
Katja Yanko, Megan McGuff and Company
Megan McGuff and Company