The cast of Selkirk Secondary's Legally Blonde is preparing for opening night.

The cast of Selkirk Secondary's Legally Blonde is preparing for opening night.

Tickets on sale now for Selkirk’s Legally Blonde

A stellar cast of familiar faces and newcomers prepare for opening night on May 21

Tickets are now on sale for Selkirk Secondary’s production of Legally Blonde, which opens at McKim Theatre on May 21st. The cast has been busy for months, the orchestra is already hard at work, and dozens of behind-the-scenes helpers are putting together costumes, props, and set-pieces for what promises to be a great production.

Audiences may remember the 2001 movie staring Reese Witherspoon. Witherspoon played Elle Woods, a not-very-serious UCLA senior who goes to Harvard law in search of love and ends up realizing that she is capable of incredible things. Legally Blonde the movie was made into a musical which opened on Broadway in 2007 and London’s West End in 2010. Kimberley audiences will be treated to a hilarious and fun production with great music, dancing, and acting.

Selkirk’s production will see the return of many actors who graced the stage in Les Misérables, which ran at McKim Theatre in February 2013. Clara MacLeod (Enjolras in Les Mis) will return to play the lead role of Elle Woods. Gustaf Hagland (Jean Valjean) will return as Warner Huntington, the man whose dumping of Elle Woods in the opening scenes inspires her to head to Harvard Law to prove herself. Aria Siega, Brooke Janzer, and Courtney Crawford play Elle’s three best friends from UCLA, Serena, Pilar, and Margot. Gaetan Boue (Javert in Les Mis) returns as Callahan, the slightly sinister law professor at Harvard. Jordan Anderson (Mme. Thenardier) returns as fitness queen and possible husband-murderer Brooke Wyndham. Gemma Remple (Fantine) returns to the stage as the incredibly quirky hair stylist Paulette Buonafonte. New to the stage this year are Allison Stoddart, Drew Lyall, Joey Raymond, Jason Van Zyl, and Mac Ramsay, who plays Emmett Forest, intern and T.A. to Professor Callahan, and Elle’s friend and possible love interest at Harvard.

The orchestra will have many familiar faces for Kimberley audiences, including several excellent players from the Kimberley Community Band, and all four fantastic musicians from Cranbrook-based The littlejazz Orchestra. With 18 players in all, including winds, strings, and a full rhythm section, this orchestra will do a fantastic job of the great music from this show. Also especially exciting for directors Bob McCue and Sven Heyde is the fact that two of the student actors, Courtney Crawford and Clara MacLeod, are also choreographing the show. Both are doing exceptional jobs teaching their cast-mates some intricate dance moves.

Legally Blonde runs at McKim Theatre from May 21-24 and tickets are now on sale at McKim School in Cranbrook and Lotus Books in Kimberley. Tickets are $12, with $5 student tickets on Thursday night the 22nd, and $5 seniors’ tickets for the matinée on Saturday the 24th.s


Just Posted

The Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group is active again after a few years off and are working to find a home for Gloria in Kimberley. Photo taken at a KRRG fundraiser several years ago. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Refugee Resettlement Group active once more

KRRG working to find a refugee a safe place to live in Kimberley

The Kimberley Aquatic Centre is set to reopen its doors to the public on July 6, after being shut down due to the pandemic in March, 2020. The Centre will be initially operating with reduced occupancy and limited program offerings. Bulletin file.
Kimberley Aquatic Centre set to re-open July 6

New safety infrastructure, limited guests and programming allow facility to open again

Interior Health is reporting a COVID-19 exposure at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley. Bulletin file.
COVID-19 case identified at Selkirk Secondary in Kimberley

Interior Health is conducting contact tracing

The Kootenay International Junior Hockey League met for their AGM and announced a number of new initiatives, new awards and changes in their executive committee, as well as the starting date for the 2021-22 season. Paul Rodgers file.
KIJHL announces start dates for 2021-22 season

Season set to begin Oct. 1 with league still following all health guidelines

Calvin Dickson photo.
Severe thunderstorm watch in effect for East Kootenay

Conditions favourable for the development of thunderstorms, hail and heavy rain

People watch a car burn during a riot following game 7 of the NHL Stanley Cup final in downtown Vancouver, B.C., in this June 15, 2011 photo. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Geoff Howe
10 years ago: Where were you during the 2011 Vancouver Stanley Cup Riots?

Smashed-in storefronts, looting, garbage can fires and overturned cars some of the damage remembered today

(Black Press Media file)
Dirty money: Canadian currency the most germ-filled in the world, survey suggests

Canadian plastic currency was found to contain 209 bacterial cultures

(pixabay file shot)
B.C. ombudsperson labels youth confinement in jail ‘unsafe,’ calls for changes

Review states a maximum of 22 hours for youth, aged 12 from to 17, to be placed in solitary

Grace (left), a caribou that was born in a maternal pen north of Revelstoke, is alive and well said the province. It appears she even has a calf. Maternity pens aim to increase caribou calf survival by protecting them from predation until they are older and less vulnerable. (Contributed)
For the first time in years, caribou numbers increasing near Revelstoke

North herd growing but south herd still concerning

Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good
Join Black Press Media and Do Some Good

Pay it Forward program supports local businesses in their community giving

Eleonore Alamillo-Laberge, 6, reads a book in Ottawa on Monday, June 12, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
Parents will need to fight ‘COVID learning slump’ over summer: B.C. literacy experts

Parents who play an active role in educating their children this summer can reverse the slump by nearly 80%, says Janet Mort

Kelowna General Hospital. (File photo)
COVID-19 outbreak at Kelowna General Hospital declared over

Three people tested positive for the virus — two patients and one staff — one of whom died

The border crossing on Highway 11 in Abbotsford heading south (file)
Western premiers call for clarity, timelines on international travel, reopening rules

Trudeau has called Thursday meeting, premiers say they expect to leave that meeting with a plan

Most Read