By Amelia Biscardi,
The audition process recently ended and the cast list is up for the Drama Department’s fall musical “Legally Blonde.” “Legally Blonde” was first a movie that came out in 2001 and shortly thereafter was turned into a full length broadway musical. Students are now looking forward to rehearsals and performing.
Junior Jordan Hayakawa was excited to hear about the choice of performance.
“I really like the movie and I knew that the show was super good. It’s upbeat and funny but also has softer heartfelt moments,” Hayakawa said.
Junior Jack Tetrault was interested when he heard the news about the fall musical.
“I was intrigued. I didn’t know much about it and it had been a long time since I’d done anything like it,” Tetrault said.
Hayakawa is excited for a number of scenes in the show.
“I really like Emmett’s song ‘Chip on my Shoulder’ and Brooke’s song ‘Whipped into Shape.’ Also, there’s a scene at Harvard that introduces us to some of the students and the professor that has a song called ‘Blood in the Water’ which is so good. It’s really hard to pick [a favorite], I like them all for different reasons,” Hayakawa said.
Tetrault appreciates the comedic structure of the play.
“I think my favorite part is that there is comedy around every corner. Just when you think you’ve laughed your hardest, there’s something to make you laugh even more,” Tetrault said.
This year there was a bit of a different take when it came to auditions. Instead of just doing flat out auditions, there was a workshop audition process.
Hayakawa had a bit of a conflict because she was in tech rehearsals all week for another show and was not able to make the workshops.
“I went and talked to Ms. Bruch and Mr. Zinn to get the music they learned for the workshops and I went and learned it at home and sang for them right as school ended,” Hayakawa said.
However, Hayakawa heard from her friends about their experience with the auditions and was excited to hear about the turnout of students.
Tetrault, who will be playing the role of Nikos, gives a little insight on his character.
“[Nikos] a character there specifically to make people laugh,” Tetrault said.
Hayakawa’s character Vivienne, on the other hand, is not super likeable.
“She’s super mean for like three quarters of the show,” Hayakawa said.
The challenge according to Hayakawa will be getting people to relate to Vivienne and see her side of the story.
With so much time in rehearsals and performing, it is important for castmates to connect to each other.
“I have some friends that tried out with me. I also made new friends,” Tetrault said.
Hayakawa also saw many friendly and new faces on the cast list and is excited to perform alongside both old and new friends.