Skip Kelley Youth Production
April 29 from 6-9pm
April 30 from 7-9:30pm
Appointments are required for auditions and can be scheduled below.
"Being true to yourself never goes out of style!"
About the Show
Directed by Trinidad Snider
Music Directed by Darryl Lewis
Choreography by Kristy Cruz
A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and expolding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!
Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle geniously charms her into the prestgious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Ages 13-21 are eligible to audition
Auditions will be held at The Geauga Lyric Arts Center, 106 Water St, Chardon, OH 44024
Come prepared to sing 16 to 32 measures of a song similar to the style of the show. Bring your own sheet music and have it properly marked for the accompanist. Acapella singing and/or pre-recorded music are not allowed for auditions. You will be asked to participate in a dance audition so please come dressed to move.
Appointments are required for auditions. Be prepared to sing during your appointment time, then wait and learn a dance routine, then return and perform dance in a group.
Cold readings from script will be conducted at callbacks.
Please be prepared to list and share all scheduling conflicts that you will have during the rehearsal process.
Rehearsal & Performance Information
Rehearsals will begin Monday, June 4
Performances are August 3–19, Friday & Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00pm
All roles are open
Elle Woods - The quintessential Valley Girl who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality.
Gender: female Age: 18 to 25 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: Gb2
Emmett Forrest - A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. He is charming, quirky, loveable, and friendly. Gender: male Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range top: A4 Vocal range bottom: B2
Paulette - A brash, caring, optimistic hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. Gender: female Age: 35 to 45 Vocal range top: A5 Vocal range bottom: A3
Professor Callahan - A pompous, sleazy and manipulative law professor at Harvard who is highly successful, but completely immoral. Gender: male Age: 45 to 55 Vocal range top: F#4 Vocal range bottom: A2
Warner Huntington III - A good-looking but shallow and pompous guy who breaks Elle's heart and heads off to Harvard Law. Gender: male Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range top: Ab4 Vocal range bottom: Eb3
Vivienne Kensington - A smart, savvy, and uptight law student and Warner's fiancée who initially dismisses Elle, but grows to be her friend. Gender: female Age: 20 to 25 Vocal range top: F5 Vocal range bottom: A3
Brooke Wyndam - An exercise video mogul who is also a former sorority girl. She is energetic and charismatic, yet currently on trial for murder. Gender: female Age: 25 to 35 Vocal range top: G5 Vocal range bottom: A3
Greek Chorus; Students; Delta Nu Members
About Skip Kelley
Stuart "Skip" Kelley, the namesake for this youth series, was a strong proponent of involving youth in every aspect of theater production, especially guiding them in the mysteries of technical theater areas, such as sound production and lighting design. Kelley's talents led him to contribute to Telarc Records, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cincinnati Pops, the Atlanta Symphony, Cain Park, the Hanna Theater, Chagrin Valley Little Theatre and Orange Stagecrafters during his lifetime. When he passed away in 2005, his former students worked with the leadership at the guild to create a youth series in his name. To this day, up to half of the members of GLTG tech crews usually are students under 18 years of age, and many of them have gone on to careers in technical theater Skip always worked hard with the kids and expected them to do adult level quality worked on whatever they chose, no matter their age. In the Heights seems to be fitting that bill! It is a multifaceted musical with challenging music and dance. Northeast Ohio is filled with talented youth that we believe will make Skip proud as they perform this exciting new musical.