October 2022 Zionsville Community High School is proud to present “Legally Blonde The Musical,” a fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, “Legally Blonde.” “Legally Blonde The Musical” follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances, this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal! Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. Don’t miss a minute of ZCHS musical magic — get your tickets now, as this production is sure to sell out! Directing the cast and crew is Choral and Musical Theater Director Sam Chenoweth. Chenoweth, along with the cast and crew, is especially excited about this production, as it is the first without COVID-19 restrictions, allowing both the cast and audiences to experience musical theater as it was pre-pandemic. I spoke with Chenoweth and a few of the lead roles about how exciting it must be to be back to “normal” operations and if they are feeling a renewed sense of energy as they are progressing through rehearsals. Sam Chenoweth – Director “Yes, we’re back to 100% and with a ‘renewed,’ energy but there is also a lack of experience that comes with the fact that many of our kids have not done a ‘normal’ show at the high school before. Many are learning the process and what the final product looks — opposite of the audience — because it’s been a wacky three years. I’ve been asked lot of questions about things we haven’t been able to do during those years, which has been a good way to reset some status quo that can get shifted a little bit now because we’ve gone back to ‘normal.’” Claire Kauffman (Sophomore) – Elle Woods “Elle is definitely different than any other role I’ve played before. She’s sassy, and towards the end of the show, she’s very confident and knows how to stand up for herself. She’s a very powerful girl! I think the most challenging thing about playing Elle is she is just kind of all over the place and you have to experiment with her character and think outside of the box. There are so many sporadic things and you have to be super confident in what you’re doing.” Matt Nelson (Junior) – Emmett Forrest “Getting completely back into the swing of things gives me peace of mind. It’s a funny and lighthearted show! It doesn’t really feel like ‘work,’ and I can personally relate with Emmett in terms of the character he is in the show. He’s very calm and level, and I feel like I can sort of play into that well because the cast is very rambunctious and kind of wild, and I’m very level and calm in person.” Anjali Gupta (Senior) – Brooke Wyndham “I love how intense is. The very first time you meet Brooke, she starts jump roping while singing for like the entire number! She’s in charge of a fitness empire, and she’s all about empowering everyone and allowing them to be their best. I think she’s just a very passionate and empowering character, and I love playing that! I’m mostly excited about the energy of the show because it’s been a really long time since we’ve done a more lighthearted and upbeat show. The vocals and the songs are amazing themselves, and there’s a lot of dancing. It’s a really funny show and empowering, as I’ve said, so I think everyone should come, because there’s something for everyone!” Purchase your tickets before they sell out at zionsvillepac.org/events. CAST Elle Woods – Claire Kauffman Emmett Forrest – Matt Nelson Paulette Buonofonte – Jilayne Kistner Serena – Izzy Casciani Margot – Nina Abel Pilar – Savannah McCarthy Professor Callahan – Ben DeBaltzo Warner Huntington Ill – Charlie March-Gibson Vivienne Kensington – Anne Nooning Brooke Wyndham – Anjali Gupta SHOW DATES & TIMES Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 17, 2022 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2022 7:00 p.m. Friday, November 18, 2022 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 2:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 7:00 p.m. Saturday, November 19, 2022 7:00 p.m.