Sheer joy. Unadulterated, sparkling joy. Over 10 weeks of rehearsals the Legally Blonde company worked tirelessly to bring this energetic and jubilant tale of acceptance to life for sold out August performances. This musical is incredibly difficult vocally, musically and physically. As well as this it requires our young people to rise to the required level of energy for over two hours of physical comedy, detailed choreography and poignant moment of stillness and silence. This show is tough even for professional performers, so to see our community rise so jubilantly to meet these challenges was a joy to behold.
The whole company was thrilled to have such a positive community response; to have so many of you attend was appreciated deeply by all involved.
We had a number of challenges to overcome this time around, but all were met with enthusiasm from the creative team, and a raft of volunteers—all of which deserve public acknowledgment for their enormous efforts.
The student team was vast in number and varied greatly in both experience and age. Our youngest company member was just 10 years old, and our oldest turned 18 a few days before opening night. But regardless of their difference in age, each member of the company brought an enviable level of focus and concentration to their role.
Whether the student was onstage, side stage, back stage, in the orchestra pit or in the tech box, each member can be proud of their learning journey and hard work over the course of rehearsals.
The creative team was very proud of the tenacity, flexibility, rigor and resilience of the young people who worked on this show. There was a flurry of obstacles in our way, and we overcame them together, as a team. It was the ensemble atmosphere and teamwork that built this show and made it so enjoyable to watch, everyone was working together and had ownership of the piece.
Congratulations to all involved. You are all stars!
Coordinator, Creative and Performing Arts