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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
NMU students in the cast and crew, along with their academic major and respective role, are:
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.
San Jose: Jordan Marquez, psychology, Nikos.
Bolingbrook: Rory Tricker, zoology, Dewey
Chicago Heights: Jordayn Fisher, media production and new technology, Grandmaster Chad.
Rockton: Taylor Sundstedt, graphic communications, Leilani.
Norrisville: Ellen DiGiacinto, environmental studies and sustainability, Gaelen.
Cottage Grove: Dorsey Sprouls, graphic communications, Elle’s dad.
Beloit: Alexandra Marks, theater, Paulette Bellafonte.