Six young actors from Brookline are taking to the stage, under the direction of another Brookline resident.
The Boston Children's Theatre presentation of "Legally Blonde," based on the film of the same title features six kids from Brookline: Ryan Cook and Nick Cook, Anna Prelack, June Sass, , and Maya Teich. Director Lisa Yuen is a Brookline resident as well, and a Broadway actress.
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The production runs from July 12 to July 15, at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield. Tickets are on sale at the Boston Children's Theatre website.
Below is the full press release from Boston Children's Theatre:
BROOKLINE STUDENTS TAKE THE STAGE IN BOSTON CHILDREN’S THEATRE’S PINK-TASTIC FAMILY MUSICAL ‘LEGALLY BLONDE’!
Directed by Broadway Actress and Brookline Resident Lisa Yuen.
Performances July 12 – 15, 2012. Tickets On Sale Now
What’s hilarious, fun, and entertaining all wrapped up with a nice pink bow? It’s Boston Children’s Theatre’s (BCT) production of Legally Blonde! Legally Blonde has two rotating casts and features the talents of 6 Brookline students. Directed by Brookline resident and Broadway actress Lisa Yuen, this entertaining, high energy musical will be performed at The Governor’s Academy in Byfield, MA July 12 – 15, 2012.
“When we asked our students what musical they most wanted to do, Legally Blonde was at the top of the list,” said Toby Schine, BCT Executive Producer. “This type of high energy musical needed just the right director, and we are thrilled to announce that Broadway actress and renowned director Lisa Yuen will be returning to BCT to direct this production. Her style and energy are contagious and her talents create the perfect match for this musical. It’s going to be a terrific experience for our students and the audience.”
Legally Blonde follows the adventures of Elle Woods, the pretty in pink college sweetheart and homecoming queen with the tenacity and enthusiasm to get things done. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone ‘serious,’ Elle follows him to the land of crimson, Harvard Law School, and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Featuring a score that will leave audiences humming long after they’ve left the theater, BCT’s production of Legally Blonde is directed by Brookline resident Lisa Yuen, with choreography by Nicole Soriano.
The two casts of Legally Blonde include Brookline students Ryan Cook as ‘Twin 1’, Nick Cook as ‘Twin 2’, Anna Prelack as ‘Lola’, June Sass as ‘Harvard Student’, Alec Shiman as ‘Nikos’ and Maya Teich as ‘TV Rep’.
Legally Blonde will be performed at The Governor’s Academy, 1 Elm Street, Byfield, MA. Performances are Thursday, July 12 at 7:30 pm, Friday, July 13 at 7:30 pm, Saturday, July 14 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm, and Sunday, July 15 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. Tickets are $20 and $15 for adults and $15 and $10 for students. For tickets and information visit www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org or call 617-424-6634, x222.
About Boston Children’s TheatreFor 60 years, Boston Children's Theatre has served as one of the regions premier not-for-profit theaters. Our mission is to provide live theatre opportunities dedicated to fostering the educational and artistic development of children throughout the greater Boston area. Programs at Boston Children’s Theatre provide a unique chance for self-discovery and individual expression in a supportive, and productive environment. At BCT, talented and motivated students gather from across traditional boundaries and nationalities to learn about themselves, each other and the world as they create some of the finest theatrical productions in New England. www.bostonchildrenstheatre.org