Players will present 'Legally Blonde'
WATKINS GLEN--The Lake Country Players will present the musical "Legally Blonde" Nov. 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 10 at 2:30 p.m. in the Watkins Glen High School auditorium. Twenty-eight community members have been rehearsing since Labor Day for the production. The show director is Anthony Curren.
The story begins at the Delta Nu Sorority house at Southern Cal where Margot (Edele Morgan), Serena (Casey Underdown) and Pilar (Amanda Frank) are celebrating the engagement of their president, Miss Elle Woods (Kelsey Johnson) to Warner Huntington III (Tyler Stephens). Over dinner, Warner informs Elle that she's not serious enough to be the wife of a future lawyer and politician, and her heart is nearly broken. But, of course, she has a plan. She's going to get into Harvard Law School so that she can prove how "serious" she is. The brainiac of the sorority, Kate (Elaina Rodriquez) tutors Elle until she gets a 175 on the LSAT and is able to enter Harvard.
On the first day of class the audience meets Professor Callahan (Mitchell Smith) who informs the class only a very few of them will actually have what it takes to be a good lawyer. This includes students Aaron Shultz (Alix Mathews), Sundeep Padamadon (Stephen Cole), and feminist agitator Enid Hoops (Rachel Porter). Professor Callahan's right hand man is Emmett Forrest (Alex Gill) who is amazed at Elle's audacity and ignorant bliss. When Elle experiences a second rejection at the hands of Warner who has acquired a new, serious girlfriend named Vivienne (Melissa Neufer), she decides she doesn't want to be a blonde anymore, and goes to visit The Hair Affair where owner Paulette Buonafonte (Casey Smith) tells her all bad hair decisions are based on love, and that Elle should not change a thing, including her blonde hair.
Will Elle win Warner back? Can she ever settle down and be a serious law student? She may have to if she wants to win the case of accused murderer/exercise guru Brooke Wyndam (Katherine Larson).
Jennie Scarbrough, set designer and prop chair, of Hector Handmade, has also offered the services of her chiweenie dog Moxy to play the role of Elle's dog Bruiser.
Tickets will be available at the door, and for the first time, may be requested by messaging the LCP Legally Blonde Facebook page. Music direction is by Kim Laursen and costumes are by Marty Evans. For more, call Kim Laursen at 607-857-5252.