Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.
Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.
Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle's boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she's not "serious" enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren't mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro
Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
Presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
Directed by Pete Benson
From the age of nine, Pete Benson pounded the boards in San Jose, California working primarily with San Jose Children’s Musical Theater (Now CMT San Jose) and City Lights Theater Company. After gaining a two-year degree from the Professional Actor’s Conservatory in Orange County he performed up and down the West Coast with various theaters, including The Western Stage and PCPA. Looking to further refine his skills, Pete attended California Institute of the Arts and graduated with a BFA in Theater Arts. For the last two decades, Pete has been working with Matt Groening Productions, first in the design department of the animated-show Futurama and then for a decade-long stint in merchandise and publishing with all of MGP properties, including The Simpsons and Life in Hell. Pete has most recently been seen in several BPA productions including Much Ado About Nothing, August: Osage County, and The Merry Wives of Windsor.
Musical Direction by Lisa Mandelkorn
Lisa Mandelkorn joins the education staff as an experienced performer, voice teacher and vocal coach. After earning her Masters in Music at New England Conservatory and Diploma in Opera from Boston University, Lisa spent many years as a professional opera singer in New York City. She came to us on Bainbridge Island in 2010 where she has thrown herself into community life as a frequent performer at BPA (Mary in Mary Poppins, Mother in Christmas Story), and a voice teacher of both young and adult performers.
Choreography by Heather Dawson
Heather received her dance training in the preparatory divisions of Cornish and Pacific Northwest Ballet. After a 10-year hiatus, during which she was involved in cheerleading and gymnastics, she joined Arc Dance Company for one season. Heather founded the dance program at Seattle Preparatory High School, which focuses on musical theater. She continues to indulge her passion for dance by choreographing for a number of local theaters. Heather has choreographed BPA’s Return to the Forbidden Planet, Big Fish, Mary Poppins, Spamalot, and BPA Theatre School’s Seussical, and she was also seen dancing in The Drowsy Chaperone.
Adults - $12.00 USD
Discount - $10.00 USD
Families of four or more - $8.75 each USD
August 8 - 11, 2019