The Players Centre for Performing Arts presents the third show in the Wilde Broadway Series – “Legally Blonde the Musical,” playing Dec. 2 through 23

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OH MY GOD, YOU GUYS! THE PLAYERS CENTRE FOR

PERFORMING ARTS PRESENTS “LEGALLY BLONDE”

 

 

Sarasota, Nov. 17, 2016 The Players Centre for Performing Arts presents the third show in the Wilde Broadway Series – “Legally Blonde the Musical,” playing Dec. 2 through 23. This entertaining and action-packed show based on the novel “Legally Blonde” and the award-winning film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon doesn’t disappoint. With a book by Heather Hatch, music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin this musical adaptation takes the stage by pink storm. Legally Blonde is a musical that critics praise as being a “hymn to the glories of girlishness.” This fun, upbeat and high energy production is so much fun, it should be illegal!

 

“Legally Blonde: The Musical” was made possible by the generous contribution from The Woman’s Exchange. Michelle Bianchi Pingel, managing director of The Players comments, “We’re so thrilled at the generosity of The Woman’s Exchange with their $30,000 sponsorship. They are absolutely unfailing in their support of the local arts community and we are so thankful to them. —A story about a strong woman overcoming the odds, ‘Legally Blonde’ is the perfect show for The Woman’s Exchange to support.”

Story: Elle Woods is your typical California girl. After her world is turned upside-down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her, Elle decides to follow him to graduate school. After being accepted to Harvard, Elle realizes she may have more to prove than she originally thought. She embarks on a journey of self-discovery overcoming snobbery, stereotypes and scandals.  This award-winning musical is equal parts hilarious and heart-warming.

Dennis Clark directs and choreographs this hilarious romp, Mara DeCourcy costumes the production while Stage Manager Micah Noelle steers this stellar group of performers. Berry Ayers is the musical director, set design by Michael Newton-Brown, lighting by Nick Jones.

Performance Dates:

December 7 – 23, 2016

December 7 at 7:30pm – Preview Night

December 8 at 7:30pm – Opening Night

December 10 and 13-17 and 20-23 at 7:30 p.m.

December  11 and 18 at 2pm

 

Tickets:

$25 Regular

$30 Premium (rows A-E)

$12 Students 24 and under with valid ID

 

Group rates:

Groups of 10 – 24 save 25%             ($18.75 each)

Groups of 25 – 74 save 30%             ($17.50 each)

Groups of 75 or more save 35%       ($16.25 each)

 

Cast:
Miranda Wolf as Elle Woods

Brian Craft as Emmett

Joshua Taylor as Callahan

Lauren Neilson as Serena

Ashley Figlow as Margot

Samantha Crawford as Pilar

Naomi Glatzer as Kate

Alyssa Goudy as Paulette

Ian Cicco as Warner

Asia Dekle as Vivienne

Kat Sallet as Brooke

Natalie Taylor as Enid

John Wyczlinski as Kyle/Dewey
Sunny Smith as Chutney

Adam Fuentes as Padamadan/Nikos

Lacey Knispel as Elle’s Mom/Saleswoman

Michael Brown as Dad/Winthrop

 

Ensemble

Zoe Zimmerman, Michelle Benghtt, Brett Anglin, Patty McGuire, Alex Wojtaszek, Christine Cicco, Dan Espinal, Hannah Johnson, Lily Mancini

 

Crew:

Director/Choreographer – Dennis Clark

Musical Director – Berry Ayers

Technical Director – Ken Junkins

Costumes – Mara DeCourcy

Set Design – Michael Newton-Brown

Lighting Design – Nick Jones

Lighting Engineer – Christina Shollenberger

Stage Manager – Micah Noelle

Asst. Tech Director – Alyssa Goudy

Asst. Prop Master – Ashley Figlow

 

The Players  Centre For Performing Arts

838 N. Tamiami Tr., Sarasota FL 34236, 941-365-2494, Fax: 941-954-0282

www.theplayers.org. Box Office: Mon-Sat, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., and one hour prior to curtain time.

The Players Box Office is located on Tamiami Trail between 10th Street and Blvd. of the Arts.

 

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