Blonde ambition set for March at Pottsgrove High School with ‘Legally Blonde: the Musical'

Paulette (Junior Brianna Petitti) shares her dreams of Ireland with Elle (Junior Emily Weaver).

Pottsgrove is set for a little blonde ambition with their spring musical production next month.

Pottsgrove High School will stage the energetic Legally Blonde: the Musical at 7:30 p.m. on March 14, 15 and 16 in the school’s Dr. Richard Radel Auditorium. The musical version, which opened on Broadway in 2007, is based on the popular movie.

When Elle Woods (Emily Weaver) is dumped by her boyfriend Warner (Ian Yanusko), who wants someone more serious in his life, she concocts a crazy plan to win him back. This involves following him all the way to Harvard Law School. Supported by her best friends and sorority sisters (Rebecca Smith, Kendra Houck, and Hailee Tyson), she encounters the tyrannical Professor Callahan (Josh Crocetto) and the sympathetic teaching assistant Emmett (Trevor Noll). At her darkest moment (when she contemplates going brunette), she is rescued by her confidante and stylist, Paulette (Brianna Petitti).

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While following the plot of the movie, the musical adds many memorable numbers, including the soulful “Ireland,” the jazzy “Whipped Into Shape,” the show-stopping “What You Want,” and the heart-breaking “Legally Blonde.” And, of course, the sexy “Bend and Snap” gets its own song.

Other featured performers include Brianna Beitler, Jake Deska, Shayna Flint, Aaron Jaffe, Matthew Megraw, Kristi Shultz, Dan Weand, and Hannah Windrim. The 39-member cast includes Alexis Adair, MJ Bird, Linda Bostwick, Danielle Buchanan, Molly Chiodo, Ashley Cole, Danielle Gambino, Justin Gomez, TJ Helms, Tristan Herfurth, Abby Hudock, Dana Landes, Mollie Marko, Tayler Nofer, Andrea Paganelli, Shelby Poston, Nicole Raimondi, Joseph Ricci, Kelsey Sprouse, Marcus Taylor, Katlyn Trapani, Allison Wentzeland Nick Wolfe.

Many faculty members contribute to the production. The musical is directed by Todd Kelly. Cynthia Foust is the vocal director while Victor Holladay conducts the orchestra. Holli Artim serves as assistant director. Costuming is handled by Elizabeth Rodenbaugh and Cindy Wozniak with assistance from student Samantha Moyer. Art direction is supervised by Cindy Scherer and Gwyneth Thomas. David Moyer oversees the stage crew.

Tickets for the production are $10 for general admission and $8 for students or senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in advance from cast members or by contacting the high school at 610-326-5105. Tickets will also be available at the door.