April 10, 2013

NMU Theater Presents 'Legally Blonde'

Susan Boyle
Susan Boyle

            MARQUETTE, Mich .—  Northern Michigan University will present the musical “Legally Blonde” Wednesday-Saturday, April 17-20. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. in Forest Roberts Theatre, with an additional 1 p.m. matinee on Saturday. Tickets are $5 for NMU students, $10 for other students and $15 for general public. They are available at all NMU EZ Ticket outlets.

            “Legally Blonde” is based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 film of the same name. It is about a college sorority girl, Elle Woods, who is dumped by her boyfriend. She enrolls at Harvard Law School in order to win him back and, in the process, helps to successfully defend exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. She ultimately proves that being yourself and going after what you want never goes out of style. The play is directed by Shelley Russell, with choreography by Jill Grundstrom. Post-baccalaureate student Susan Boyle of Marquette will play the lead role of Elle Woods.

            For more information, contact the Forest Roberts Theater Box Office at 906-227-2553 or frtbox@gmail.com

            NMU students in the cast and crew, along with their academic major and respective role, are:

Michigan

Belleville: Cherisse Johnson, social work, Winthrop

Boyne City: William Raveau, theater, Warner Huntington III

Champion: Patrick Leo Bradley, theater, Emmett Forrest

Eben: Jessica Carpenter, accounting, Serena

Ferndale: Natalie Berger, digital cinema and theater, Chutney.

Grass Lake: Bryt Steams, theater, Kate

Ironwood: Alycia Heckathorn, theater, Vivienne Kensington

Ishpeming: Taylor Kulju, theater, Brooke Wyndham; Jalina Olgren, new technology, stage manager.

Marquette: Max Peterson, English-writing, UCLA Frat Boy/Ensemble; Ryan White, theater, Lowell and Kiki.

Marshall: Coop Bicknell, digital cinema, assistant stage manager

Menominee: James Porrass II, theater, Professor Callahan

Michigamme: Emily Kinne, theater, assistant stage manager

Paw Paw: Jacqueline Wiles, theater, Malibu saleswoman and judge

Port Huron: Nicole Castillo, media production and new technology major, Whitney

Skandia: Jimmie Vereb, nursing, Margot

White Pigeon: Kasey Hall, accounting, bookish client and D.A. Joyce Riley.

California

San Jose: Jordan Marquez, psychology, Nikos.

Illinois

Bolingbrook: Rory Tricker, zoology, Dewey

Chicago Heights: Jordayn Fisher, media production and new technology, Grandmaster Chad.

Rockton: Taylor Sundstedt, graphic communications, Leilani.

Maryland

Norrisville: Ellen DiGiacinto, environmental studies and sustainability, Gaelen.

Minnesota

Cottage Grove: Dorsey Sprouls, graphic communications, Elle’s dad.

Wisconsin

 Beloit: Alexandra Marks, theater, Paulette Bellafonte. 



Prepared By
Lucy Hough
Graduate Assistant
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