The normally neutral toned Philip Lynch Theatre stage is getting a very pink makeover with the summer musical “Legally Blonde The Musical.” This charming and bright comedy will run July 19-21 and July 25-28. Performances are Thursday through Saturday at 8 p.m. Sunday matinees begin at 2:30 p.m. In addition, there is 4 p.m. matinee on Saturday July 27. Tickets can be purchased through the Philip Lynch Theatre box office from the hours of 1 – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Patrons may reserve tickets by phone by calling (815) 836-5500.
“Legally Blonde” was first written as a novel by Amanda Brown and was then adapted in 2001 for the film starring award winning actress, Reese Witherspoon. Heather Bach created the Broadway version with songs composed by Lawrence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin. The plot follows the story of the popular and beautiful Elle Woods (played by Jordan Nazos of Bolingbrook) who is determined to win back her ex-boyfriend, Warner (played by Chris Selefski of Plainfield) by enrolling into Harvard University. With a chip on her shoulder and the support of some new friends, Elle is determined show Harvard that she’s a blonde with smarts, wit, and plenty of fashion sense.
Director of Theatre, Keith White of Joliet is directing “Legally Blonde” with a cast of over 20 members including: Ryan Bennett of Morris, Deonna Bolden, D’Zhari Bolden, Eric Hansen, Amanda Mascarello, Austin Nelson, Janelle Villas all of Bolingbrook, Allie DiMiele of New Lenox, Dan Franke of Joliet, Natalie Gustafson and Richard Isemonger of Minooka, Rachael Joyce of Chicago, Tim Karkowski of Channahon, Alison Korinek of Aurora, Carlos Rojas Avila of Bolivia, RebeccaSeweryn of Charleston, Kate Sisto of Orland Park, Victoria Vega of Burbank,Lisa Vigilio of Wheaton and Tim Vollmer of Elwood.
Working behind the “pretty-in-pink” scenes: Andrew Nelsen of Joliet (scenic design), John Sanchez of Chicago (lighting design), Jackie Sabani of Hanover Park (costume design), Jennifer Donahue of Joliet (choreography), Matt Colbert of Plainfield (vocal director), Ross Reed of Country Club Hills (stage manager) and Victoria Vega of Burbank (properties).
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