Fort Walton Beach High School Presents Legally Blonde the Musical

Tickets are now available for Fort Walton Beach High School’s spring musical, Legally Blonde, which runs Thursday April 14 through Saturday April 17 at 7:00 p.m., and Sunday April 17 at 2:00 p.m

Based on the popular 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon,   the musical is fun and quirky with highly catchy songs and energy-charged choreography and involves over 100 students in the cast and crew.  The Ft. Walton Beach High School Theatre is located at 400 Hollywood Boulevard, Ft. Walton Beach, Florida.

Junior Sophia Metcalfe plays Elle Woods, the Malibu sorority sister who, after being dumped by her aspiring politician boyfriend, Warner (Ben Tanner), for not being “serious” enough, uses her underestimated intelligence to get into Harvard Law School to impress him.  Far from her comfort zone, Elle is suddenly a misfit, who, with the help of new friends Emmett (Grant Oberle), a teaching assistant with a working class background, and Paulette (Sydney Johnson-Bethea), a down-on-her-luck hairdresser, finds her true calling in life (hint: It’s not Warner). Also guiding her is a “Greek chorus” made up of her UCLA sorority sisters, who only she (and later Paulette) can see.  Her biggest foils are Harvard elite mean girl Vivienne (Sydney Whittaker), who also happens to be Warner’s Jackie O-like girlfriend, and the agenda-driven Professor Callahan (Jake Eiche).  During her journey to find love, Elle discovers that disappointment is only opportunity in disguise, and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This high-energy pop musical's fun and catchy score features music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and a hysterical book by Heather Hach.

Discounted pre-sale tickets are available at PS Gifts in Fort Walton Beach, in the school office, and from cast members for $10.  Tickets will also be sold at the door for $15.  The performance is rated PG-13 for sexual innuendo, so parental discretion is advised.  The Sunday April 17 matinee is “Going to the Dogs” day, and anyone who brings a bag of dog food (of at least 3.5 pounds) to be donated to local shelters and rescues will get $5.00 off the admission price.

Follow us on Twitter: @fwbtheatre; Instagram: #Legallyblondefwbhs and Facebook: LegallyblondeFWBHS2016.  For more information call director Christa Whittaker at 850-833-3300 x1819.