The award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) is tickled pink to present LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL. Having won over audiences across the nation, Elle, Bruiser and friends will make their NSMT debut for a two week limited engagement, opening Tuesday, November 1 -and playing through Sunday, November 13. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, November 2 at 7:30 p.m.
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"NSMT audiences are going to be overjoyed by Legally Blonde. This hysterical and sweet musical has all the charm of the original movie, and then injects it with non-stop, thrilling musical numbers," says NSMT's owner and producer, Bill Hanney. "Our talented director and choreographer, Nick Kenkel, assisted in the creation of the original Broadway production, and he is ready to infuse his own vision to give NSMT audiences a fresh new production unlike any they have seen before."
Based on the hit movie, LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is a fresh and effervescent evening of musical fun, stylishly wrapped up in a smart pink bow! Elle Woods is the college sweetheart and homecoming queen who doesn't take no for an answer. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone ‘serious', Elle puts down the credit cards, hits the books, and heads for Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This high-energy pop musical's fun and catchy score features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and a hysterical book by Heather Hach.
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will star Kelly Felthous as Elle Woods. Kelly was last seen at NSMT starring in Singin' in the Rain in 2006. Kelly just returned from China where she performed at the Macau International Music Festival in Fame (Serena Katz). She also recently originated the role of Eva in the world premiere of Bring It On. Her National Tour/Off-Broadway credits include Grease, (Marty) and Seussical (Mayzie). The cast also features Gaelen Gilliland (Paulette), Barrett Hall (Emmett), Paul Jackel (Professor Callahan), Will Ray (Warner), Kate Loprest (Vivienne), Taryn Darr (Brooke), Tiffany Engen (Serena), Allysa Shorte (Pilar), Sara Andreas (Margot), and Trish LaRose (Enid).
The ensemble also includes Meredith Akins, Ian Campayno, Andrea Collier, Lani Corson, Vanessa Dunleavy, Brooke Engen, Timothy Hughes, Chris Matesevac, Joe Moeller, Kevin Pariseau, and Frankie Paparone,
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL will be directed and choreographed by Nick Kenkel. Nick's recent credits include associate directing and co-choreographing Peepshow in Las Vegas, as well as assistant choreographing Broadway's Legally Blonde and Catch Me If You Can. He has been seen performing on Broadway in Catch Me If You Can, Legally Blonde and The Wedding Singer, in Las Vegas in Peepshow, and at NSMT in Sweet Charity, Chicago and last season's production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. Earlier this year, Nick was named one of the "25 To Watch in 2011" by Dance Magazine and wil be seen laterthis season on Broadway in the revival of Evita starring Ricky Martin.
The creative team for LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL also includes, Eric Alsford (Musical Director), Howard C. Jones (Scenic Designer), Kirk Bookman (Lighting Designer), Paula Peasley Ninestein (Costume Coordinator), Richard Stafford (Creative Consultant), Melissa Daroff (Production Stage Manager), Michael Hopewell (Assistant Music Director), Natalie A. Lynch (Assistant Stage Manager), the animals for this show will be provided by William Berloni (Animal Trainer),
Tickets for the LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL are priced from $35 - $65. Performances are November 1 - 13, Tue - Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm. For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200, visit www.nsmt.org, or visit the box office in person at 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, Massachusetts.
FREE VETERAN'S DAY EVENT: In Honor of Veteran's Day NSMT invites all US Veterans to join us at the 8:00pm performance of LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL on November 11. Enjoy a 50% discount and special pre-show reception. Show your Veteran's ID at the North Shore Music Theatre Box Office and receive 50% off your ticket. (Tickets music be purchased in person or by phone 978-232-7200. Discount applies to veteran's ticket only.) Veterans also enjoy a free pre-show reception from 6:00pm-7:45pm. More information can be found a www.nsmt.org.
ADDITIONAL FREE AUDIENCE ENRICHMENT EVENTS: Meet the Theatre: post-show audience discussion with the artists on November 8 after the 7:30 pm performance and November 12 after the 2 pm performance; OUT at the North Shore, an evening for the Gay and Lesbian Community with a post-show reception (sponsored in part by Ryan & Wood Inc. Distilleries and Sparkling Soirées) on November 10 after the 7:30 pm performance.
The 2011 musical season continues concludes with the return of New England's brightest holiday tradition A Christmas Carol, December 2 -23, starring David Coffee as Ebenezer Scrooge
Photo Credit: Paul Lyden