Act3 Productions, the professional-level community theater based in Sandy Springs, will present Legally Blonde the Musical, the award-winning musical comedy based on the popular MGM movie of the same name, Nov. 2-3, 9-11 and 16-17. Performances are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sunday, November 11 at the Act3 Playhouse, 6285-R Roswell Road, Sandy Springs (in Sandy Springs Plaza behind Trader Joe’s). Tickets are $15 for students and $23 for adults and may be purchased at www.act3productions.org or by calling 770-241-1905.
Legally Blonde the Musical is a fun frolic through sorority life and law school with everyone’s favorite coed, Elle Woods. The show stars East Cobb resident Maggie Taylor, a two-time winner of the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Award for best actress in a musical. The show premiered on Broadway in 2007, where it received several Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Desk nominations and won the Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Music and lyrics are by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and the book is by Heather Hatch.
Taylor is not the only Marietta resident in the show, Walton High School students Ian Kelso and Katie Weinstein, Pope student Sarah Rose Glazer and Pebblebrook Student Rachel Biddle are featured in ensemble roles. One of the production’s canine stars, Bailey who portrays Elle’s dog Bruiser, also hails from Marietta. Bailey is owned by Act3 choreographer Johnna Mitchell.
“We have a dynamic cast of over 30 actors, including 10 high school students from 9 different area high schools,” said Patti Mactas, artistic director of Act3 and director of the production. “Act3 Productions’ foundation was built on working with youth in East Cobb, but now, as the most award-winning community theater in Atlanta, we are bringing young people and adults together to learn from each other. In addition to performances, we offer classes to help young actors prepare for auditions outside of their own school’s productions, where the competition might be more intense.”