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Catawba Stages "Legally Blonde, The Musical!" Nov. 15-17

November 02, 2012

Category: Academics, Events, Students, Theatre Arts


Legally Blonde, The MusicalSorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law! Add some music and dancing to this plotline, and you've got "Legally Blonde, The Musical!"

Catawba College's Shuford School of Performing Arts is putting on its "bend-and-snapping" shoes for this big PG-13 show that plays in Keppel Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 15-17. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for non-Catawba students and senior citizens, with group discounts available. Tickets may be purchased online at www.catawba.edu/theatretix or at the box office on the nights of the performance. For more details, call the Catawba College Theatre Box Office at (704) 637-4481.

During its first year on Broadway in 2007, "Legally Blonde" earned seven Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Dest Award nominations and an Outer Critics Circle Award. The show also ranked in the top 10 most requested Ticketmaster "Arts & TheatreEvents" for 2007. Winner of seven major awards, including the coveted Best New Musical 2011 (Oliver Awards), this all singing, all dancing, romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got!

Legally Blonde, The MusicalThe star of "Legally Blonde," Elle, takes the Harvard world by storm without missing a hint of pink.   Along her transformative journey, Elle meets some exciting characters who show her that sometimes being what you are and not what you think people want, only makes you so much happier.  

The musical offers music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach. The story is based on the novel, "Legally Blonde" by Amanda Brown and a 2001 film of the same name.

Cast members include Sydney Berk of Encino, Calif., as Elle Woods; Eric English of Asheville as Warner Huntington III; Cody Gasque of Salisbury as Emmett; Allison Andrews of Sherrills Ford as Paulette; Greg Stoughton of Niceville, Fla., as Professor Callahan; Jordan Clifton of Garner as Grand Master Chad; Kara Procell of Bel Air, Md., as Vivienne Kensington; Maggie Saunders of Huntington, W.Va., as Serena; Katie Carpenter of Westlake, Ohio, as Margot; Autumn Hamilton of Atlanta, Ga. as Brooke; Courtney Cowman of Hamilton, N.J., as Chutney; TyNia Brandon of Charlotte as Pilar; Jacquelyn Loy of Burlington as Whitney and Lowell; Matthew Ensley of Concord as Nikos; Pen Chance of Augusta, Ga., as Dad, Aaron, and Donny; Jura Davis of Charlotte as Carlos and Padumadun; Dillon Reid of Mocksville as Dewey and Winthrop; Leana Guzman of Charlotte as Judge and Courtney; Bristol Annabel Glass of Charlotte as Elle's Mom and Ensemble member; Collette Riddle of Roanoke, Va., as Erica and Ensemble member; Jaclyn Lawrence of Waxhaw as Gaelen, D.A. Joyce Riley, and Ensemble member; Hannah Lee of Fuquay-Varina as Kate and Ensemble member; Quashona Smith of Atlantic City, N.J., as Store Manager and Cashier; Tatianna Long of Warrenton, Ore., as Court Stenographer and Ensemble member; Sara Coon of Dallas, Texas, as Delta Nu sorority girl; Katlyn Shaw of Mt. Airy as Ensemble member; and Jonathan "Gyo" Gamble of Concord of   Ensemble member.      

Buy TicketsCatawba College theatre arts faculty member, Professor Missy Barnes directs "Legally Blonde," while student Rayshaun Sandlin of Knightdale serves as assistant director.   Choreographer is Jodye Carroll of Mt. Pleasant, S.C., while scenic designer is Chris Speer of Hamptonville. Other crew members include Brooke Beall of Raleigh, lighting designer; Ashley O'Donnell of Rehoboth Beach, Del., and Michelle Newberger from Lutz, Fla., stage managers; and Verity Pryor-Harden of Abilene, Texas, assistant stage manager.


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