Legally Blonde - Firhouse Community College to perform musical

By Tiana Binns

After months of hard work, the 2020 transition year students of Firhouse Community College are excited to present their musical ‘Legally Blonde’ at the Firhouse school hall from January 28 - 30.

Every year the school musical is run through the Performing Arts Module, or PAM, at the college and is available for every Transition Year student to audition for.

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A scene in the musical when Fitness Instructor Brooke Wyndham is imprisoned accused of murdering her husband

 

Students who are not on-stage work on other aspects of the musical such as set design, costumes, props, set construction, public relations and posters, tickets and programme graphics.

This year’s musical ‘Legally Blonde’, is a story of a preppy, quirky young woman named Elle Woods who enrolls in Harvard Law school for the purposes of winning back her ex-boyfriend.

 

During her journey at Harvard, Elle is continuously put down by others who do not believe in her intelligence based on her looks and personality. She ends up discovering her love for law, ‘defending the underdog’ and defies everyone’s expectations of her.

The students have been working hard after school and on the weekends to put together this performance and it is sure to entertain with its lively music and dancing.

Transition year coordinator, producer and art teacher, Ms. Scally said: “These students have never been on the stage before.

They have worked so hard learning great dance routines and songs. We are very proud of them.”

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Firhouse Community College Transition Year students rehersing for their school musical ‘Legally Blonde’

This production of ‘Legally Blonde’ was directed by Lorna Pratt, choregraphed by Jenny Boland and the music teachers including Marie Kennedy and Zoe Moynihan.

In the past, PAM has sold over 200 tickets a night for their transition year musicals. This year, tickets are on sale at Firhouse Community College from 1.10pm-1.55pm except Wednesday when they are on sale from 1.00pm-1.30pm.

If tickets are still available, they will also be sold at the door on the nights of the performances.

There will be three days of performances, starting on Tuesday, January 28th, followed by Wednesday the 29th and Thursday the 30th. All performances start at 7.30pm in the school hall.

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