"Omigod you guys!" Timber Creek High School wows audiences with their production of Legally Blonde this past weekend.
The musical, based on the 2001 movie of the same name, first premiered on Broadway in 2007 starring Laura Bell Bundy and Christian Borle. Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods, who is trying to reclaim lost love, and along the way she learns that she doesn't need to change who she is or how she looks to be respected. The show questions gender stereotypes while still being a fun, lighthearted comedy.
The stage lit up, not only literally, but also with the energy of the cast. Each song, dance, or comedic bit was executed with effort and had the audience dancing along with them or laughing hysterically.
Monica Thomas, portraying Elle Woods, impressed with killer vocals. From fun, energy demanding numbers like "What You Want" to emotionally demanding ones like "Legally Blonde," Thomas put in her all. Opposite Thomas was Alex Brasberger as Emmett Forrest, who also had outstanding vocals and their voices melded great together in songs such as "Take it Like a Man." Josh Collins (Professor Callahan) effectively made audiences hate him while still enjoying his singing.
The supporting cast of this show is not to go unnoticed for the ensemble and background characters are constantly grabbing attention from the guard (Derrick Williams) in "Whipped Into Shape" to Elle's best friends (Lilly Fair, Olivia Howie, and Star Robinson) in the courtroom scene. Margot, Serena, and Pilar had great facial expressions and dance moves. Additionally, Julia Nelson and Kyle Ragin shined as Paulette and Kyle. They had amazing chemistry and their individual comedic skills were only made greater when they were together. Ragin also portrayed Grandmaster Chad and Carlos, highlighting even more of his comedic talents. Another comedic standout was Brett Fair (Dewey), who delivered comedy gold whether he was an esteemed Harvard professor or Paulette's scumbag ex.
This performance took place on an impressive set piece that transformed from a pink sorority house to the ivy covered walls of Harvard to a hair salon. When not in these locales, a projector was used as another way to transport audiences to different places.
This production of Legally Blonde is exactly "What You Want!"