Legally Blonde musical cast form life-long friendships

16 June 2023

In an explosion of talent, Mercy College’s production of Legally Blonde: The Musical took the stage by storm on May 5 and 6 at the Newman College auditorium.

Elle Woods, a fashionable and underestimated sorority girl embarks on a journey to Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend. Students stunned audiences with their exceptional performances, bringing the beloved characters to life with energy and charm. From the show-stopping dance numbers to the powerful vocals, their dedication and hard work shone through every moment.

The production not only entertained but also inspired viewers with themes of self-belief, resilience, and breaking stereotypes.

Producer Eleisha Hathaway applauded the entire cast, crew, and staff for pouring their hearts and souls into the production to deliver an exceptional show. It was a true reflection of community collaboration with 86 performers, 30 backstage crew and photographers and over 40 staff assisting with rehearsals and performances.

‘I am incredibly proud of our school community in creating such a high standard production. Taking a full-length musical from a school gym to Newman College’s Marist Auditorium in one day was a massive task.

‘The students and staff adapted beautifully and showed how trust, commitment and teamwork can produce great things. The most rewarding part of producing a musical is seeing the wonderful connections and sense of belonging students gain throughout the process”.

Arts Captain Thao Luu said, ‘the best part of being in a musical is the people! As Arts Captain, I was able to form bonds with almost everyone, I think I know everyone’s names or at least know their faces. My bond with everyone will never ever be forgotten.’

Sara Cleary who played the lead character Elle Woods said, ‘I feel so privileged to have been  a part of this amazing experience and I would do anything, I mean anything, to perform it all again. I got to make so many new friends, gain so much experience and my confidence has grown.’

Bianca Hawkins, chorus member said “I am grateful for this experience because I absolutely love walking down the hall and seeing someone I know at every corner. I have gotten extremely close to several people that I had never even spoken to before this musical was announced”.

The school production of Legally Blonde! the Musical will undoubtably be remembered as a standout moment for the Arts department and wider school community. The event was a resounding success, and the College looks forward bringing to life the next musical in two years.

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