Pittsboro, NC – Elle Woods is headed for the hallowed halls of Harvard! Come along as our quintessential Valley Girl tackles stereotypes and scandal, gets “Whipped into Shape,” teaches us the “Bend and Snap,” and in the process not only earns her law degree, but invaluable life lessons as well. Legally Blond The Musical comes to Northwood for three performances March 30 – April 1, each night at 7pm.
Joining “little Miss Woods comma Elle” (Catherine Hall) on this Boston adventure to win back boyfriend Warner (Cabot Priddle), are her Delta Nu sorority sisters—“Greek Chorus” members (Annaclara Kappelman, Meghan Farrell, Sophia Herbst), pompous Law Professor Callahan (Owen Durso), insecure hair stylist Paulette (Ella Crowley), exercise video mogul, Brook Wyndam, accused of murder (Dacia Case), Warner’s fiancée, Vivienne (Ombeline Robert), and law student/teaching assistant, Emmett Forrest (Josiah Stuckey) who is not only smart and charming, but sees that Elle is more than just pretty in pink.
Northwood’s production is directed by drama teacher Kayla Sharp. “We are so excited for our community to see Legally Blonde! Something unique to this production is that for first time, we’re incorporating projections into the scenic design. It has been a joy to work with such talented and genuinely nice people—from the technical crew, to student designers, dancers, actors/singers, and the other Arts teachers.” This is Sharp’s 8th musical, and 18th production since she arrived at Northwood in 2013. For this production, Deon Bailey serves as the Student Stage Manager.
Actors commenting on the show remarked, “Legally Blonde takes all the artistic talents Northwood has and compiles it into one fantastic show. It is a celebration of art we hope audiences enjoy with us!” (Alessia Iacono, NHS ’24); “The songs are really fun and we have a cast of very talented singers who really bring some personality to the already incredible songs.” (Kayden King, NHS ’23); and “The most exciting parts of the show for me are the fun dances and the energy everyone shares on stage! I hope to energize the audience through our fun choreography!” (Eden Priddle, NHS ’23).
Tech crew members also noted, “This show will have you bending and snapping!” (Samantha Thurber, NHS ’23)”; “Machines of many sorts, built by tiny hands, and creative minds, are there to dazzle the eyes.” (Heidi Fleming, NHS ’23); and finally, “Cute dogs are present during the show” (from cat lover Sonya Fleming, NHS ’23).
Based on the popular 2001 movie, Legally Blonde, this musical adaptation ran on Broadway in 2007–2008 before transferring to the West End in London where it won three 2010 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical. The show features a book by Heather Hach, with music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin.
The NHS Spring Musical is a long-standing tradition of more than 25 years. It is a completely extracurricular project involving faculty and students of the entire Arts Education Department. Legally Blonde the Musical is a central highlight of Northwood’s annual Arts in Our Schools Month celebration.
General admission tickets are $10.50 and can be purchased online at https://tinyurl.com/nhsLBtix
Make plans now to join the NHS Drama dept for this fun, upbeat show with memorable songs that proves you can be both legally blond and the smartest person in the room!