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'Legally Blonde The Musical' Hits the Stage in State College

by on January 31, 2013 10:30 AM

The State College Community Theatre recently announced the opening of “Legally Blond The Musical” on Feb. 8 and 9.

The musical is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the 2001 MGM Motion Picture starring Reese Witherspoon.

Featured are Penn State University students Christina Kidd in the role of Elle Woods, Tommy Hart in the role of Warner Huntingdon III, and Katie Ingrasci as Brook Wyndham, Lock Haven resident and Millbrook Playhouse veteran Johnny Haussener as Emmett Forrest, and SCCT veterans Amy Sclight as Paulette Buonofuonte, Dave Saxe as Professor Callahan and Deborah Saxe as Vivienne Kensington. They are backed up by a highly featured ensemble cast of 25.

The production is directed by Jonathan Hetler, music direction is by Derek Gracey, choreography by Sara Hackman, scenery by Jillian Warburton, lighting by David Gritzner, costumes by Ann Denner and sound by Lance Royes. A live 15- piece orchestra will be conducted by Ronica Skarphol Brownson.

Performance times are 8 p.m. on Feb. 8 and and 8 p.m. on Feb. 9. Ticket prices are $20 for adults, and $16 for seniors 62 and over, students with school ID, and children 17 and younger. Seating is reserved and tickets are available online at www.scctonline.org, www.statetickets.org or through the box office at (814) 272-0606.

A portion of the ticket proceeds are being donated to the upcoming Penn State IFC/Penhellenic Dance Marathon, which raises funds and awareness for the fight against pediatric cancer.

Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the State Theatre’s stage by pink storm with a cast full of new and familiar faces in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery.

Based on the 2001 movie starring Reese Witherspoon, this musical adaption stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book, which after its 2007 Broadway opening earned multiple Tony nominations including Best Musical and Best Original Score.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down however when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard, but once there, struggles with her peers, professors, and of course, her ex-boyfriend. With the help of two new friends, Paulette and Emmett, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

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