‘Legally Blonde’ is SV’s spring musical

–by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

The cast of “Legally Blonde” prepares for the upcoming production at Southview High School opening April 6.

The Sylvania Southview High School Theatre Department presents “Legally Blonde -the Musical” on

Thursday, April 6 – Saturday
April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and on
Sunday April 9 at 2:30 p.m.

The performances take place at Sylvania Southview High School,
7225 Sylvania Ave.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at

Tickets are $9 for students and senior citizens and $12 for adults.

Based on the novel and the hit movie of the same name, “Legally Blonde: the Musical” chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods (Allie Gehling), a fashion savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warren (Peter Wurster). In an effort to prove to Warren that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. She finds out he has found a new love, Vivienne (Kendall Linnenkugel). No longer having her best friends Serena, Margot and Pilar (Serene Schwallie, Bridgette Dona, and Taylor Spurgeon-Hess) by her side, she befriends quirky stylist Paulette (Sena Abernathy) and helps her attract the attention of the UPS delivery guy, Kyle (Carson Greisiger). Elle struggles to succeed in school with the help of Emmett (Travis Hamman) on the legal team to defend Brooke Windham (Sunita Dhar). Unfortunately, she realizes the head lawyer, Professor Callahan (Nathan Davenport) is interested in more than her brain. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

Director and choreographer Brandi Shepard, the drama teacher at Southview, chose this for its high energy and large chorus numbers. Shepard stated, “We have so many strong female performers, this show is a chance to really showcase them. The storyline may seem fluff, but I keep reminding the students ‘Elle is a real person. I’ve been in her shoes.’ She’s just a girl chasing after a boy. She’s a woman who learns to believe in herself, overcome stereotypes and be more than she ever thought she could be.”

Miss Shepard is assisted by vocal directors Lindsay Andrews and Dawn Kingman, assistant choreographer Taylor Zaborski, technical director Jon Austin and pit orchestra director Dawn Kingman. Student leadership includes stage manager Yasmine Abdouni and set crew-head Bethany Morgan. Over one hundred students are involved in this production through the cast, crew, and orchestra.

For more information, contact Brandi Shepard at
419-824-8580, ext. 6202.