Cardinal Music Productions continues a thrilling 2017 Season with an exciting production of the Broadway musical comedy hit Legally Blonde: The Musical. The show runs for six performances from April 21 to 30 at The Greenroom Theatre at École secondaire E.J. Lajeunesse.
Based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown, and the 2001 Reese Witherspoon film of the same name, the musical tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner.
She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. With music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin, with a book by Heather Hach, this is a story about defying expectations and staying true to oneself.
Joseph Anthony Cardinal, founder and producer at Cardinal Music Productions, directs the production. With 44 years experience in the entertainment industry, Cardinal is passionate about bringing incredible, high-quality, Broadway-style theatre to Windsor-Essex audiences.
“Working on Legally Blonde: The Musical has been a blast,” says Cardinal. “The music is so upbeat and positive, and so is the message. The cast is incredibly talented and has been an absolute delight to be around. Oh, and did I mention we have dogs now? Who doesn’t love dogs?”
Cardinal is joined by the production’s musical director is Allen Levack. The duo recently joined forces for successful, audience pleasing productions of Little Shop of Horrors, and Into the Woods. Kelly Bevan serves as assistant director, Nina Fasullo is the choreographer, and Kristina Garswood is the show’s stage manager.
The cast of nearly 30 performers (and two dogs) includes Cardinal, Levack and Fasullo, along with performers of all ages who have worked on local stages with most of our local theatre companies. The full cast includes: Daniela Marier-Perissinotti, Aaron Bergeron, Toni Bruner, Carom O’Halloran, Kristy Loewen, Michelle Thibert, Tyler Jaques, Lexie Farrer, Natalie Culmone, Regan White, Amy Cooper, Sydney White, Wendy German, James Neely, Ross Sisco, Rob Del Papa, Sean Humenny, Melissa Mills, Michelle Whaley, Julie Walton, Lizz Beith, Kristin McMahon, Kendall Westlake, Anita Carlini and Jen Gurniak. The human cast is joined by canine stars Leeloo Perissinotti as Brusier, and Pug as Rufus.
Legally Blonde: The Musical opened on Broadway in 2007 to positive reviews and grossing more than $1,000,000 a week on several occasions.
For more information, visit www.cardinalmusicproductions.com. Photo features Leeloo Perissinotti as Bruiser.