Legally Blonde Hits the Stage

Andrea Lo, Assistant News Editor

The spring musical at Venice this year is “Legally Blonde”. It is adapted from the popular 2001 film of the same name, and follows a woman’s journey in finding herself.

“I hope we get a talented, hardworking, and motivated cast, and that we have a great time producing ‘Legally Blonde’,” says Drama Director Traci Thrasher, who has her hands full running the musical.

“It’s a big undertaking to do the musical,” said Ms. Thrasher. “I have to get a good cast, and good people to teach the students.”

Ms. Thrasher was disappointed with the lack of female students who turned out for tryouts, because the play calls for a lot of female roles. She says it was difficult to get young men to perform, so some male parts will be given to females instead.

The set itself is complex. There is no curtain from the beginning of the play to the end of each act. Therefore, a set must be designed to move fluidly, since there are multiple locations.

Freshman Devon Slack will star as the main character, Elle. The rest of the cast will include Xekias Haynes as Emmett, Tatiana Bermudez as Paulette, Marsy Mateo as Vivienne, Lauren Nelsen as Brooke, Ana Garcia as Enid, Theresa Taulaki as Serena, Sydney Lyles as Margot, and Tiffany Lavalle as Chutney/Kate.

Last year’s production of Hairspray was a hit.

Hairspray was phenomenal,” said Ms. Thrasher. “We can match that intensity.”

The play is set to hit the stage on May 8, 9, 22, and 23.