Young actors explore racy roles in 'Legally Blonde'
Forty one actors, numerous volunteers and two dogs tackle one of the raciest productions put on by El Dorado Musical Theatre.
“Legally Blonde The Musical” looks at love, adulthood and judging books by covers, all through the eyes of fashion-merchandise-major-turned-law-student Elle Woods (Heather Clark) and from-the-slums professor’s assistant Emmett Forrest (Jonathan Cranmer).
The youngest in the show is 12 while the oldest is lead actor Clark.
According to Rick Wilson, CEO of the musical theater group, the show is their Encore production, which they produce once per year.
“With our Encore group, it’s our older kids and the only audition-only show we do,” he said. “This is kind of like the all-star team.”
Wilson said Encore shows allow the group to explore more adult themes.
“We also did ‘West Side Story,’ which has people getting killed. This show is PG-13, so it’s a little more racy, but a lot of fun,” Wilson said.
Cranmer, a ...