Fairfield Teen Theatre presents Legally Blonde the musical

Fairfield Teen Theatre’s 41st summer season is well under way with the Main Stage group’s production of LEGALLY BLONDE the musical at Fairfield Woods Middle School. The cast and crew are working hard rehearsing and fund-raising this summer. The group of 38 cast members, six orchestra members, seven teen staff, and six adult staff members has been rehearsing every evening for the past six weeks.

A fabulously fun international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE the musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. 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 Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors, and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal! LEGALLY BLONDE the Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice with Broadway’s brightest new heroine (and of course, her dog, Bruiser). Based on the adored movie, LEGALLY BLONDE the musical stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. This musical is thoroughly enjoyable from start to finish.

Amanda Fitzburgh is Elle Woods. Playing Elle’s best friends are Madeline Tommins playing the role of Margot, Nicole Pierpont is Serena, Emma LaPlace is Pilar, Brigitte Dale is Kate, Alissa Caponi is Leilani. Warner Huntington III is played by Grant Clark. Elle’s Dad is played by Michael Waldron and Elle’s Mom is Emily Pisarra. At Harvard, Joe Cardozo plays Emmett. Professor Callahan is played by Jaxon Gallati. Harvard Admissions staff is played by Alfred Kelly as Winthrop, Lucas Cafaro as Lowell, and Izzy Vigliotti as Pforzheimer. Warner’s new girlfriend Vivienne is played by Bari Lipper. Playing Harvard Law students are Julia Knorr as Enid Hoopes, Cooper Rothman as Sundeep Padamadan, and Dylan Lanham is Aaron Schultz. Hailey Stevenson plays Paulette – Elle’s hairdresser and Margie Wething plays a bookish salon client. Kyle the UPS guy is played by Eric Regan. Dewey (Paulette’s ex-boyfriend) is played by Brian Lisk. At the department stores, Evelyn Fulda plays the Store Manager, Larissa Salazar plays Courtney, Mia Tommins and Caitlin Brown play Salesgirls. In the Courtroom, Brooke Wyndom is played by Kat Montanez, Carlos is played by Matt Clyne, Nikos is played by Michael Waldron, Kalle Meehan is Chutney, and Cynthia Rivera is the Judge. The Greek Chorus includes Brigitte Dale, Bridget Coyne, Maggie Kruse, Cynthia Rivera, & Mia Tommins. Delta Nu’s are Rana Bishuti, Caitlin Brown, Alissa Capponi, Marie Fulda, Miranda Georgen, Izzy Vigliotti, and Margie Wething. Ensemble members include Victoria Daldegen, Sarah Gombos, Maggie Halstead, Larissa Salazar, and Layla Soloman. Elle’s dog Bruiser will be played by Fozzie Bear Newsom and Paulette’s dog Rufus will be played by Lulu Dale!

The production staff for this summer is excellent. These positions are key to the depth of our performances. Returning staff members are Eli Newsom – Director, Bob Matarazzo – Scenic Designer, Brian Kelly – Lighting Designer, Joe Boerst – Sound, Carole Jean Frawley – Producer/Musical Director, Joe Sugrue – Assistant Orchestra Director, Becca Pierpont – Choreographer, Kayla Muldoon – Assistant Director, Eric Regan – Stage Manager.

Members of the LEGALLY BLONDE orchestra are Kristen Young – violin, Ricky Granger – bass, Carson Greene – clarinet, Ryan Blue – trumpet, Nick Stanton – trombone, Liam Farrell – keyboard.

LEGALLY BLONDE the musical will be performed in the air-conditioned Fairfield Woods Middle School auditorium on Friday, July 31 and Saturday, Aug. 1, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 2, at 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 7 and Saturday, Aug. 8, at 8 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 9, at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students and senior citizens. “FTT Alumni Night” will be Saturday, Aug. 7. To reserve tickets, call 201-372-9464. For more information on Fairfield Teen Theatre visit fairfieldteentheatre.org.

Legally-Blonde

Grant Clark as Warner Huntington III & Amanda Fitzburgh as Elle Woods.

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