Area youth are bringing the story of Elle Woods, Harvard’s beloved blonde, to the Bob Boldrick Theatre at the Carson City Community Center.
“Legally Blonde, Jr.,” based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon and the award-winning Broadway musical, opens Friday and runs through Aug. 7.
Filled with humor, wit and sass, the show follows the transformation of Elle Woods, a UCLA sorority girl, as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams.
The story opens when Elle’s high school boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough. Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive. As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.
“Legally Blonde, Jr.” features the talents of more than 40 local youth in grades K-12.
Leading the cast as the unflappable Elle Woods are Rachel Wilkerson, 16, a junior at Damonte Ranch High School, and Angela Cirone, 15, a sophomore at Carson High School.
“When I saw the cast list, it was like a dream come true!” Cirone said. “I look forward to coming to rehearsal every day because I get to see my friends and do what I love.”
The production is directed by Andie Anderson, artistic director of Youth Theatre Carson City.
“We have had so much fun working on Legally Blonde, Jr. this summer,” said Anderson. “Every single member of our talented young cast shines on stage with such enthusiasm. I can’t wait to share all of their hard work with this community.”
Performances are at 7 p.m. July 29-30 and Aug. 5-6 and 2 p.m. July 31 and Aug. 7.
Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors.
For tickets and more information, go to www.youththeatrecarsoncity.com.