Higher act quick if you'd like to catch the transformation of Elle Woods.
"We are literally nearly offered out of seats," Director Dennis Brown mentioned. "We now have just some left on the Friday and Saturday of the second week. That is how nicely it is gone. Positively a present value seeing and folks need to see it."
Vero Voce Studio Theatre presents the comedy "Legally Blonde The Musical Jr." April 21-30 at its theater in St. Charles. Performances are at 7 p.m. April 21 and 28; three and 6 p.m. April 23; 7:30 p.m. April 29; and three p.m. April 30. There isn't a efficiency April 22. The musical runs about 75 minutes, with an intermission.
Primarily based on the hit film and Broadway musical, "Legally Blonde The Musical Jr." tells the story of Woods, a younger lady who heads to Harvard to observe her highschool boyfriend after he breaks up together with her as a result of she's not "severe" sufficient. The previous fashion main finds herself in regulation college, the place she confronts stereotypes, snobs and scandal.
"It's comparable to the film, nevertheless it's a musical," Brown mentioned. "The songs are very, very catchy. So you will be strolling out singing the songs. I am unable to get them out of my head."
The musical is a dialogue on life, faculty and completely different viewpoints, he mentioned.
"It is a story of actual braveness and thought and shifting ahead. Actually she follows her dream for love," Brown mentioned. "And finds that the love that she went there for wasn't the love she thought she was going to get in the tip."
The musical includes a forged of 20 space youths, age 15 and beneath.
"It really works rather well," Brown mentioned. "I am amazed on the maturity of the forged."
About half of the scholars have carried out in earlier Vero Voce productions, whereas the remaining are showing on the theater's stage for the primary time.
"The benefit of our theater is it's totally intimate. It means the younger performers are up shut to the viewers, and the viewers sees what is going on on," Brown mentioned. "You have got an excellent intimate environment."
Performing in such a venue gives the younger actors a glimpse of what it's like to work in the career, he mentioned.
"About 90 % of Chicago theaters are like that," Brown mentioned. "It actually is an efficient demonstration to the younger performers if they're going to go into this enterprise the kind of theater they're going to be working in."
A couple of quarter of the forged is participating in the Illinois Grade Faculty Music Affiliation competitors that takes place April 22, which is why there shall be no efficiency that date.
As a substitute, there are two performances on Sunday, April 23.
With tickets to the present's run nearly offered out as of press time, Vero Voce is contemplating including further dates. Nevertheless, that relies on scheduling in the theater, which additionally hosts recitals and different occasions from its performing arts college, in addition to getting the licensing approval for extra days.
"There will not be any added performances until we will get the license for it," Brown mentioned.
Folks can name the theater to discover out if extra dates are added, in addition to examine Vero Voce's Fb web page, he mentioned.
Later this spring Vero Voce will current different occasions together with the Principal Road Cabaret efficiency and two one-act operas.
"They're actually humorous, one-act operas," Brown mentioned. "In English, so everyone can perceive what is going on on."
Kathy Cichon is a contract reporter for the Courier-Information.
'Legally Blonde The Musical Jr.'
When: April 21-30
The place: Vero Voce Studio Theatre, 951 State Ave., Suite F, St. Charles
Tickets: $15 grownup; $10 college students/seniors
Info: 630-584-0139 or www.verovoce.com