Bend and snap

Ferris Theater Department prepares for Legally Blonde the Musical

“And last week I saw Cameron Diaz at Fred Segal, and I talked her out of buying this truly heinous angora sweater. Whoever said orange was the new pink was seriously disturbed.”

We can all think of one very blonde, pink and bubbly sorority girl who made this statement. After being dumped by her boyfriend Warner, this sassy girl goes to Harvard to win back her love and to find some brains. In the end, she discovers her confidence and finds success. This young woman would be the one and only Elle Woods.

The Ferris Theater Department will be presenting the Broadway hit Legally Blonde the Musical in November.

This is a hilarious musical comedy based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. It features all of the humor from the movie and mixes it with vibrant lyrics and music.

Legally Blonde the Musical first debuted in 2007 and has earned seven Tony Awards and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations. The musical was praised for being entertaining and upbeat.

The New York Times wrote that the show was a “high-energy, empty-calories, and expensive-looking hymn to the glories of girlishness.”

Sami Lesniak, a Ferris sohopmore studying TV and digital media production, decided to audition because she was familiar with the musical. She was recently introduced to the music and became more interested in Legally Blonde. She auditioned for the roles of Enid, a Harvard environmental feminist, Paulette, Elle Wood’s manucurist and friend, and Vivian, Warner’s snobby girlfriend.

“I’m excited to watch everything come together,” Lesniak said. “It’s pretty cool when you know a show and when you see people you know trying to portray these characters.”

Steve Yerian, Ferris sophomore studying TV and digital media production, also auditioned for the musical. He hopes to meet people and create new friendships from this experience.

“There’s funny parts that almost anyone can laugh at; that’s what I like about it,” Yerian said. “If you know most of the plot of the movie, you’ll probably know the musical.”

Legally Blonde will be a memorable performance that will make you laugh and cry with Elle Woods and leave the show feeling happy and inspired.

The production will take place Nov. 1 through November 3 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 4 at 2:30 p.m. in Williams Auditorium. Student tickets will be $4. n