(BURLINGTON CITY, NJ) -- Bridge Players Theatre Company, the Burlington City-based community theatre group, will open its 44th season with the delightful musical comedy Legally Blonde: The Musical. The production runs weekends from September 20 to October 5.
An award-winning musical based on the popular movie, Legally Blonde: The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Though she appears to have it all, Elle’s world is turned upside down when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her to attend Harvard Law School. Determined to win him back, Elle charms her way into the prestigious institution. With the support of her new friends, Elle tackles issues with peers, professors and Warner as she realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Legally Blonde: The Musical kicks off Bridge Players’ season-long theme, “Celebrating Women,” in which the theater company presents entertainment that highlights the strength of women in numerous ways.
Director/Choreographer Jessi Meisel of Sewell comments: “Not only was Legally Blonde: The Musical the first show I saw on Broadway, its message of ‘you can't judge a book by its cover’ will always be something I champion. As someone who is constantly judged by appearance, I feel we need to break the stereotypes we are used to.
“This cast has truly taken this message to heart and is bringing this show to life in the best way. Not only do we get to know one another, but we truly bond through the music and the message. Our cast is so good, and I cannot wait for our audiences to see and enjoy them. Maybe we can teach everyone to see ‘beyond all the blonde’.”
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Legally Blonde: The Musical features a cast from throughout the area. Alix Vitarelli of Berlin portrays Elle Woods. She is joined by Antonino Baldasari (Maple Shade) as Emmett Forrest, Amanda Adams (Cinnaminson) as Margot, Cynthia Reynolds (Bordentown) as Serena, Amanda Hoffman (Bristol, PA) as Pilar, Mike Gibbins (Atco) as Warner Huntington III, Brian S. Rothman (Philadelphia) as Professor Callahan, Caitlin Reed (Pennsauken) as Vivienne Kensington, Caroline Piotrowski (Cinnaminson) as Enid Hoopes, Dyani Myles (Mount Laurel) as Paulette Buonofonte, and Gina Petti (Maple Shade) as Brook Wyndham. The principals are joined by a strong ensemble including Yvette Burroughs-Myles and Allyssa Winkelspecht (Burlington), Ashley Carragher (Marlton), Gregory Drey and Ryan Mulligan (Philadelphia), Erin Gupta (Delran), Jimmy Hoffman (Willingboro), Kori Rife (Riverside), and William Young (Collingswood).
Director/Choreographer Meisel is assisted by Ethan Rundell of Glassboro; Diana Dohrmann of Beverly is musical director.
Tickets are $20 for all performances; group rates are available. For reservations, please call Bridge Players at (856) 303-7620, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
All performances will take place at Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 East Broad Street, Burlington, NJ. Show dates and times: September 20, 21, 27, 28, and October 4-5 at 8:00pm, and September 22 and 29 at 3:00pm.