FPAC to present Legally BlondeAug 03, 2021 09:39AM ● By Chuck Tashjian
The Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will present Legally Blonde the Musical August 11-15 at THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. The production due to open in March of 2020, will finally get its run presented by FPAC. The show will feature the original Broadway choreography by Jerry Mitchell.
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. 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 ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors, and her ex. With the support of some new friends, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.
Starring as sorority girl turned Harvard Law student Elle Woods will be Ali Funkhouser. A NYC based actress, this will be Funkhouser’s third production of Legally Blonde, having most recently appeared in The Lex’s production directed by Broadway’s original Elle, Laura Bell Bundy. Funkhouser has performed her solo show “I Only Wanna Laugh” at Don’t Tell Mama in NYC. She has been seen in many FPAC productions including Newsies, Joseph, Little Shop of Horrors, and most recently #TappyXmasLIVE.
FPAC is excited to welcome Emily Koch back to Franklin as Vivienne. She has appeared in the Broadway and touring companies of WICKED (starring as Elphaba) and Waitress. Koch has performed her solo show “eMulbOy5” at Feinstein’s/54 Below and other cabaret venues around NYC. She was last onstage at THE BLACK BOX for THE BLACK BOX Sings… Wicked.
Andrew Scott Holmes will join the cast as Warner Huntington III. Holmes has performed all over the world as a Resident Guest Entertainer with Princess Cruises. From Goodspeed Opera House to Great Lakes Theater and beyond, he has played leading roles and understudied Broadway stars. With FPAC, Holmes was most recently seen earlier this season in Matilda.
Also sharing the stage in Legally Blonde will be Ricky and Myrtle from William Berloni Theatrical Animals as Elle’s canine friends. Berloni and his handlers have provided animals of all species and sizes, found in shelters, humane societies or rescue leagues, for Broadway, off-Broadway, national tours, regional theaters, special events, the New York City Ballet, motion pictures, television, and commercials.
For tickets and more information, visit www.THEBLACKBOXonline.com or call the box office at (508) 528-3370.