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Auditions set for Legally Blonde

The Waterworks Players next production is Legally Blonde: The Musical. The show opened on Broadway in 2007, receiving seven Tony and 10 Drama Desk Award nominations.

In London, the production was nominated for five Olivier Awards, winning three, including Best New Musical.

Based on Amanda Brown’s novel that was made into a move of the same name, Legally Blonde is the story of Elle Woods, who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and defies expectations while staying true to herself. The musical features a peppy, upbeat pop score, a fun book and a huge number of roles, with over 20 singing solos.

Auditions will be Sunday, Feb. 12 at 7:30 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m., at the Waterworks Theatre on Industrial Park Road in Farmville.

“We will ask you to perform cold readings from the script. Come prepared to sing a song from the score, or bring 16-32 bars of music in a similar style, illustrating your voice and range,” Waterworks officials said in a press release. “Dress in comfortable clothes and shoes you can move in; we will teach a short dance sequence. You do not need to come both nights and do not need to make an appointment in advance.”

The cast includes numerous roles for both men and women for the following roles (character ages are given; actors outside these ranges are encouraged to audition): Elle Woods (female), 22: A sorority girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to law school, where she realizes there is more to life than what she has experienced. Emmett (male), late 20s to 30s: Recent top alum of Harvard Law assists in Callahan’s class and lends Elle a helping hand. Paulette (female), 30s to 50s: Elle’s friend and favorite manicurist. Longing for meaningful romance, she provides sound advice to Elle. Brooke (female), mid 20s to 30s: A fitness instructor, accused of murdering her wealthy husband. Warner Huntington III (male), 22: Elle’s boyfriend all through college at UCLA, bound for Harvard Law and with political ambitions. Professor Callahan (male), 30s to 60s: Criminal Law 101 professor, controls a prestigious internship, aims to rid his students of their scruples. Vivienne (female), 22: An elitist, image-conscious law student, Warner’s old girlfriend from prep school, throws a lot of shade at Elle. Enid (female), 20s to early 30s: An outspoken and overbearing law student, active in Greenpeace and organizes protests against insensitive cartoons. Kyle (male), 20s to 40s: Attractive UPS guy who delivers to Paulette’s salon. Serena, Pilar, Margot (female), 20-22: Elle’s Delta Nu sisters. They admire Elle deeply and are very loyal. Ensemble, late teens to 50s: Will fill many named roles including Adam and Santik (male, 20s to 30s, law students), judge (female, 40s to 50s), Elle’s Mom and Dad (40s to 50s), Nikos and Carlos (male, 20s to 30s, in courtroom), Chutney (female, 20s to 30s, Brooke’s stepdaughter), as well as law students, university officials and others.

Waterworks is looking for strong dancers, singers and character actors to play several cameo roles.

The show runs March 31, April 1, April 7 and April 8 at 8 p.m.

For more information or to volunteer, contact the Waterworks Players at (434) 392-3452 or email info@waterworksplayers.org.