Kentridge students to host musical

Participating in the musical, "Legally Blonde" has taught a few Kentridge High School students about themselves.

Kentridge High School students Caelan Creaser and Josh Baccetti are the main characters in the school's production of 'Legally Blonde the Musical.'

Kentridge High School students Caelan Creaser and Josh Baccetti are the main characters in the school's production of 'Legally Blonde the Musical.'

Participating in the musical, “Legally Blonde” has taught a few Kentridge High School students about themselves.

Junior Caelan Creaser said playing the main character Elle woods showed her not to be afraid to express herself.

“What I love most about playing Elle is how honest and genuine she is,” Creaser said. “Playing this character has taught me to be more true to myself and stay strong.”

Senior Josh Baccetti learned to enjoy the moment more.

“The message of this play is simple; live life as it comes at you and don’t sweat the little things,” he said.”There are always going to be obstacles in life that knock us down but we have to learn to get right back up. In this show, Elle encounters many obstacles and tries her best to learn from her mistakes and keep moving forward.”

Legally Blonde is playing at the high school theater May 2-5 and May 9-12. Evening shows are 7 p.m., with Saturday matinees at 2 p.m.

The musical is based on the novel Legally Blonde by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film of the same name. It tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner.

Elle discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others and successfully defends a woman in a murder trial.

“Although the play withholds many of the same elements as the movie, this show gives the audience a more in depth look at the characters of the story,” Baccetti said. “You really get to see the true colors of Elle, Emmett, Warner, Vivienne, Paulette and so many others that are represented in this production. Also, the energy that our show is capable of exerted really pulls the audience in and keeps them interested.”

Baccetti said he had fun playing Warner in the show.

“Playing this character gives me a chance to get into the mind of a character so different from my own,” he said. “Also, there are traits about Warner that I can relate with. For me, it’s his sarcasm.”

Creaser tried out for the play because she loves acting.

“I wanted to be a part of this play because musical theatre is my passion; I plan on going to college to major in it,” she said. “And I also love the director and group of kids here that put on these amazing shows.”

Baccetti also has been a lifelong fan of musical theater.

“Theater has always been a passion of mine and it is one that I hope to continue throughout my post high school education,” he said. “When I found out Kentridge was doing ‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ I was so excited because I knew we were on of the first schools in the state to do it and that we were going to go all out on making it amazing.”

Creaser has enjoyed participating in the play.

“I love being able to loose myself completely in a new character,” she said. “Elle is really different from me but by getting the chance to play her, I have learned a lot on how to become a better person. I also love being able to sing with other kids who have the same passion as me.”

Baccetti can’t wait for the play to open.

“My favorite thing about being on stage is knowing that you’re telling the audience a story,” he said. “There’s no stopping or re-doing. You get out there and you tell that story to the best of your ability. If you mess up, you make it work with the scene and keep going. This is such a rewarding feeling once you’ve completed a scene correctly.”

Tickets for Legally Blonde are $10. For more information, visit www.kent.k12.wa.us/KR or call 253-373-7345.


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