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Theatre Central to perform spring musical, ‘Legally Blonde’

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Nolan Shen
The cast of “Legally Blonde” performs at a tech rehearsal on April 22.

Theatre Central’s spring musical, “Legally Blonde,” will be opening in Central’s auditorium on Thursday, April 25 at 7:30 p.m..

A musical adaptation of the 2001 film of the same name, “Legally Blonde”, follows the story of Elle Woods, a UCLA graduate who follows her ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III to Harvard Law School in order to win him back, while overcoming trials and tribulations throughout her journey.

Theatre Central Director Susan Johnson describes “Legally Blonde” as a light-hearted, funny story in contrast with last year’s show, “Les Misérables.”

“It’s a more modern piece,” Johnson said. “It’s different in how it’s crafted. But other than that, we just felt like it was a good show to do after ‘Les Misérables,’ which is so serious and heavy. We wanted something completely different, and this is it.”

Junior Addy Haeger is cast in the lead role as Woods. 

“I’ve just had the most amazing experience,” Haeger said. “I’ve never been in anything this big. Mrs. Johnson did not expect the show to be this big when she first chose it. It’s definitely coming in like waves of like, ‘Wow, this is huge.’”

Junior Chase McCarty plays Emmett Richmond, Woods’ love interest.

“I think the dance numbers are really fun, because that’s something that we didn’t do for the musical last year,” McCarty said.

Johnson particularly credits the collaboration and hard work of the cast and crew members during the rehearsals leading up to the show’s premiere. 

“They’ve been really great about being self-directed in their rehearsals,” Johnson said.

The musical is showing on April 25, 26 and 27 at 7:30 p.m., as well as a matinee show on April 28 at 2:30 p.m..

Tickets are available online or at the box office for $10.00 (students and seniors) and $15.00 (adults).

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Nolan Shen
Nolan Shen, Arts & Entertainment Editor
Nolan is a senior, entering his third year on staff. He is excited to be heading the Arts and Entertainment section this year. When not writing for CT, he can be found playing with the Marching Redhawks Drumline, performing in the Naperville Youth Symphony, eating too much McDonald’s, and watching bad sci-fi movies. Next year, he plans on going to college to study political science and hopefully not flunk out.
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