"Legally Blonde" is one of the most challenging Mainstage shows our young actors have ever taken on, with more demanding songs, complex choreography, and multiple quick changes than we've had in recent shows.
Michael Metcalf, above left, was the only cast member to appear in all eight performances as he played the shark-like Professor Callahan of Harvard Law School in Casts A, B, C, and D. His commitment, endurance and energy at every rehearsal and performance are to be commended.
Our guys went through a lot in this show, getting kissed...
Sam Stein played both the ultra-masculine Kyle the UPS guy (and subject of one of the funniest lines in the show: "That new UPS guy is like walking porn!") as well as the both gay and European Miko Argitakos. Sam's Russian jump easily cleared five feet.
Javier Spivey, below, got a lot of laughs in the same triple-cast portrayal of Kyle/Mikos/Dewey for Casts C and D.
And then there are the Bens! Ben Senneff, above, and Ben Milan-Polisar, below, shared the role of Warner for Casts A/B and C/D respectively.
Warner is a nuanced character as he's torn between what his heart really wants and what he thinks he needs to achieve his goals. It would be so easy just to play him as a jerk, but both guys brought depth and humanity to the role. Just a great job done by both.
I gotta give a quick shout-out to Miguel Garcia for his Jamaican-themed "Beer Bash Extreme" frat boy rap. So funny!
And then there was Emmett. Noah Ruff, above, and Luke Forester, below, handled this role with finesse.
Both young men are veterans of multiple Random Farms' Mainstage productions. Their talent and experience bring invaluable contributions to our shows. They've grown so much since I first saw them in "Cinderella" (for Luke) and "Little Mermaid" (for Noah.)
Overall, I just can't say enough good things about the guys in "Legally Blonde." Congratulations to you all!