Legally Blonde: The Musical at DCDS is “What You Want”

Legally Blonde is a classic comedy that tells the story of a sassy sorority girl named Elle Woods, a fashion merchandising major from Malibu. After losing her boyfriend Warner Huntington III after he decides to go to Harvard University School of Law, Elle works tirelessly to gain acceptance to the same school to win Warner back. She must transform from a carefree UCLA student into a confident lawyer by proving to herself and those around her that she does not need to conform to society’s standards of what a good law student is. This timeless tale is brought to life as a musical and will soon be performed in the PAC.

The director of the production at DCDS, Mr. Brett Salamin, has been working tirelessly with associate director Mrs. Kelly Davis to produce a stellar performance. Mr. Ronald Weiler, the vocal director, has been preparing the cast for the variety of modern music they must sing.
“From R&B to Reggae plus a little rap, this pop musical is loaded with great vocals, and Mr. Weiler has them all sounding awesome,” Mr. Brett Salamin said.

The cast and dance chorus of Legally Blonde have learned incredible routines to accompany the musical’s modern score. Mrs. Alexis DeCapua-Collins, the dance choreographer, has whipped the cast into shape with help from student choreographer Amiya Alexander. The incredible numbers will surely leave the audience amazed.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the continuing contributions made by Ms. Alexis DeCapua-Collins, our Dance Instructor/Choreographer,” Mr. Jim Davis said. “She has really brought our shows to a whole new level, and does great work with our actors/dancers.”

The cast is made up of familiar and new faces. With a cast ranging from members of Greek life to serious Harvard Law School students, the show displays an array of character tropes, making it relatable and entertaining.

“It is interesting to see all the different parts that are utilizing a variety of skill sets,” senior Anaya Johnson said. “I am so excited to see how it all gels together in the end.”

The show would not be possible without the behind-the-scenes magic from the crew dressed in black. Technical Director Jim Davis has been working with Sound Director Sean Davis, Set Designer Donald Fox, and the crew members to help the back stage aspect of the show come together.

“This is probably my largest crew ever, with 19 students, and I have several students who are new to the crew this year, which is nice to see,” Mr. Davis said. “I am also grateful for the junior and senior leadership that I have on the crew, as they can help mentor and guide the new students along through the process.”

With a message of staying true to yourself and what you believe in, this popular musical will undoubtedly be a DCDS favorite. Collegiate characters and a university setting provide the show with accessible and relatable storylines. Legally Blonde: the Musical will premier on Friday, March 4th and close on Sunday, March 13th. Make sure you and your friends find your way to the PAC, and enjoy a great show!

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