EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — The cast and crew of Egg Harbor Township High School prepare to “bend and break” to entertain audiences with “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” Performances of this Broadway musical, based on the hit film, take place at the school’s Performing Arts Center from Thursday, December 2 through Sunday, December 5. Show times are 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. Sunday. The musical is made up of nearly 100 students in the cast and crew. Student musicians also play in the show’s pit orchestra.
Director Matthew Guenther, who also teaches German at Egg Harbor Township High School, says he’s delighted to welcome live audiences back to the theater after last year’s pandemic closures.
“We wanted to produce a musical this fall to bring some fun and energy back to our school and our community,” he said. “This show is so much. We know the audience will love it.
Several of the roles are dual, due to the large number of students involved in the show. Star actors include Ruby Doran and Emily Wynn as Elle Woods and Alex Manzo as Professor Callahan. Aubrey Colbert and Brynne Wiser share the role of Paulette, while Ellie Savino and Alex Ciurlino play Vivienne Kensington. Warner Huntington and Emmett Foster are played by John Paul Hammer and Johnathan Castro. Erin Maegerle and Emma Cortes play Brooke Wyndham.
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Members of the production team are director Matt Guenther, team advisor Kevin McCafferty, producer Jason Kristeller, choreographer Nancy Portnoy, voice director David Milnes, costume designer Leslie Volpe, bandleader Ben Fong and sound specialist Jim Bates.
The production is rated PG-13 for mature themes. Tickets are $10. To reserve tickets, email Jason Kristeller at [email protected] Tickets will be available at the door on a first come, first served basis. Face coverings are mandatory at all times inside the building.