Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) is "tickled pink to bring the charming hit show Legally Blonde the Musical back to Houston" in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the award-winning Humphreys School. Legally Blonde the Musical will "bend and snap" at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts tonight, September 14 – 16, 2012 and feature an all-teen cast made entirely of local high school students. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below.
Starring as the blonde heroine Elle Woods is Glenda Dawson High School senior, Megan McGuff. 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.
Tickets for Legally Blonde the Musical are available on-line at www.tuts.com, by phone at (713) 558-8887, outside the Houston area at(888) 558-3882, or in person at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office, (800 Bagby at Walker, Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat-Sun 11am-4pm). A student matinee performance for school and home-schooled groups is available and may be purchased by calling TUTS' Group Sales at (713) 558-8888 or via email at email@example.com. Tickets are available for tonight, September 14 at 7:30 p.m., September 15 at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m, and September 16 at 1:30 p.m.
Photo Credit: Claire McAdams