Musical" comes to
Mesa Arts Center November 20-24, 2013
As Gilbert's award winning Studio 3 Performing Arts rehearses for
“Legally Blonde- the Musical,” there are bigger questions than whether Elle
will pass the LSAT, get into Harvard Law School and get Warner back.
The cast wants to know...will it be a boy or a girl, and will she make it
to opening night?
They're wondering about Emma
England, the show’s artistic director. England, who is 8 months pregnant, is
busy in her roles as choreographer and music director while also directing set
and costume design along with director Marcus Smith.
The fan-favorite musical, based on the hit movie starring Reese
Witherspoon, is demanding, with bouncy songs like “Bend and Snap,” “What
You Want, “and “Whipped Into Shape,” but the pace won’t stop England.
She just won 2012-13 National Youth Arts Awards for Choreography for
Studio 3’s productions of “The Little Mermaid Jr.,”
“High School Musical,” “You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown,” “
Once on this Island,” “ Thoroughly Modern Millie” and “Little Shop of
Horrors,” and a Costume Design award shared with Kari Hansen for “Little
“This baby won’t slow me
down one bit!” England says. “I
look forward to coming to rehearsal because the cast is so high energy and
willing to work hard. They say exercise is vital to a healthy pregnancy, and
these kids definitely keep me on my toes! Right now, we’re just hoping the
baby is on time so I don’t miss final tech and opening night.”
Blonde-the Musical,” Jessica Sinodis stars as Elle Woods, the UCLA sorority
girl turned aspiring law student who chases her boyfriend to Harvard.
Jessica was recently nominated for a National Youth Arts Award for her
portrayal of Ursula in Studio 3’s production of “The Little Mermaid.”
Other cast members include Luke Ottinger (Warner Huntington III), Mackenna
Goodrich (Paulette), Jonah Carlson (Professor Callahan), and Donovan Fiore
Legally Blonde has
some mature subject matter but Studio 3 is making sure everyone will be able to
be in the pink with Elle and everyone’s favorite dog, Bruiser.
Some of the song lyrics will be slightly adjusted to ensure the show is
appropriate for all ages.
Don't miss “Legally Blonde-the Musical” at Mesa Arts Center, Wed-Sun. Nov. 20-24. Showtimes are 6:30 pm Wed.-Sat. with Matinee shows at 2:30 on Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $13-15 and now on sale thru the Mesa Arts Center box office and at Studio 3, 511 W. Guadalupe Rd., Gilbert, AZ.
Auditions | Workshops | Drama Instruction | Playwrights/Scripts | Vendors | Links | Advertising | About Us