The award-winning “Legally Blonde The Musical” hits the stage this weekend at . Patch asked a few Churchill students to share their experiences working on the show.
Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of sorority president Elle Woods, who is dumped by her boyfriend for not being serious enough. Elle then takes a shot at Harvard Law to prove to her boyfriend she can be serious, but learns more about herself in the process.
“This show is about all the hidden potentials that lie within all of us. Never judge a book by its cover,” said Carlos Barillo, Churchill Choral teacher and "Legally Blonde" director.
More than 100 student singers, dancers, musicians and technicians, ranging from freshmen to seniors, have worked hard to produce the show. Several Churchill students offered to share their experiences with the show:
Name: Aaron Ross
Character: Ensemble, Carlos
Grade level: Junior
What interested you about performing in this play? The high energy the the show had in it. I loved the movie, and the musical was just plain hilarious. The show itself kept the audience engage, and able relate to it. So when I found out Churchill was going to be doing this as its musical, I just had to get on board!
What have been your favorite aspects of the experience? Working with my peers in the Churchill performing arts department. You make close friends which basically turn into a family. And when high energy people, such as the students in the Churchill High school come together for a show like this, it really gets you pumped for the show itself.
What can audience members expect from the cast? A cast with lots of energy and enthusiasm. And each character in the show rather a lead or in the ensemble has their own story. And that should be very engaging to the audience.
Is there anything you'd like audience members to know? In this show there is not a dull a moment. You will laugh, you will fall in love with certain characters or absolutely despise a certain few, and there might be a few tears here or there. This show is an emotional roller coaster. But this cast will put a performance to remember, that's a fact.
Check back tomorrow for the thoughts of another "Legally Blonde The Musical" cast member!
“Legally Blonde The Musical” will be performed at Winston Churchill High School Friday and Saturday, April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets information can be found online at www.wchsarts.com or in the lobby box office outside the Bish Auditorium, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854. The box office will be open one hour before each performance and Monday through Friday from 10:50-11:50 a.m.