FHS Theatre Department to present Legally Blonde Nov. 14-16
Tickets are now on sale for Freeport High School Theatre Department’s production of Legally Blonde. Performances are in the Jeannette Lloyd Theatre at 7 p.m. November 14-16, and at 2 p.m November 16. Call 815-232-0428 or visit the FHS Business Office to purchase advance tickets 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.fsd145.org/tickets. Tickets are $8 each.
Director of Theatre Tim Connors directs this high-energy, contemporary musical. Reese Witherspoon starred in the 2001 film, which was turned into a popular Broadway musical in 2007. Just before graduating from UCLA, sorority president Elle Woods gets dumped by her boyfriend, so she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School to win him back. Once there, she discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others. When nobody has faith in Elle, she defies expectations to win a case, while staying true to herself. Legally Blonde is filled with delightful song-and-dance numbers, such as “What You Want,” “Blood in the Water,” “Chip on My Shoulder,” and “Bend and Snap.” The New York Times called Legally Blonde a “high-energy...hymn to the glories of girlishness.”
Legally Blonde features 27 Freeport High School students, including freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors. Featured performers include Deja Pickett as Elle, Lymari Powe as Paulette, Brooke Parkinson as Margot, Kymaira Dixon as Pilar, Mallory Balmer as Serena, Perla Sanchez as Brooke, Colton Thies as Warner, Noah Redmore as Emmett, and Heath Atz as Callahan. Many more students perform onstage, in the orchestra pit, or in the backstage crew.
In addition to director Tim Connors, many adults work hard to make this production a success. Robert Winter is the technical director, Derek Simons is the vocal director, Sarah Long is the choreographer, Olive Peterson is the instrumental director, and Katie Enright is the costume designer.