Spring Musical Announced: Legally Blonde!

After the conclusion of the excellent fall production, Lend Me a Tenor, the Flint Hill theater department excitedly turned its eyes to the announcement of the spring musical. As theater students gathered in the choir room the atmosphere was tense, with students shooting out their guesses ranging from Into the Woods to Cats. Finally, the opening notes of a song announced the choice as the award-winning musical comedy Legally Blonde, which was met with resounding applause and cheers from the gathered students.

Students are not the only ones excited about the production. When asked about the show, Upper School Director of Theatre Arts Jaclyn McLoughlin said, “Legally Blonde is a fun show that makes everyone smile, and we’re all about fun and smiles! I’m so excited to get back in the room with our amazing performers and our amazing technical crew, and I can’t wait to meet the new faces who join us for this production.” The rest of the Flint Hill community can undoubtedly agree that this is a show to look forward to.

The musical Legally Blonde is based on the 2001 novel and movie of the same name. The iconic story follows California sorority girl Elle Woods, who enrolls in Harvard Law School to win back her former boyfriend Warner Huntington III. She quickly discovers that her ability to practice law enables her with the ability to make a difference and to help people who have been wrongly convicted of crimes when she takes on the case of Brooke Wyndham. Wyndham is an exercise queen accused of murder, who, with the help of the authentic Ms. Woods, is able to free herself of the charges. The musical hit Broadway in 2007, directed by Jerry Mitchell, and received seven Emmy and ten Drama Desk nominations.

Although further details of the production are being eagerly awaited, it is still too early in the year for exact facts. However, according to Miss McLoughlin, further information should be released in the coming month of December. When asked about what she wanted people to know about the production, she simply said, “It’ll be fantastic! Be sure to come!” With a track record of performances as stellar as those of Flint Hill’s students, who would want to miss a performance?

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