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Students Speak: Churchill Presents 'Legally Blonde'

Elle Woods is making her way to Winston Churchill High School April 20, 21, 27 and 28. Churchill student Sloane Momsen shares her experience working on the show.

Students Speak: Churchill Presents 'Legally Blonde'


The award-winning “Legally Blonde The Musical” hits the stage this weekend at . Patch asked a few Churchill students to share their experiences working on the show.

Based on the movie starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical tells the story of sorority president Elle Woods, who is dumped by her boyfriend for not being serious enough. Elle then takes a shot at Harvard Law to prove to her boyfriend she can be serious, but learns more about herself in the process.

“This show is about all the hidden potentials that lie within all of us. Never judge a book by its cover,” said Carlos Barillo, Churchill Choral teacher and "Legally Blonde" director.

More than 100 student singers, dancers, musicians and technicians, ranging from freshmen to seniors, have worked hard to produce the show. Several Churchill students offered to share their experiences with the show:

Name: Sloane Momsen

Character: Brooke Whyndam

Grade level: Freshman

What interested you about performing in this play? Legally blonde is one of my favorite movies and when I found out that Churchill was putting it on, I instantly knew I had to try out.

What have been your favorite aspects of the experience? My favorite part of this show was making so many new friends and growing as a performer.

What can audience members expect from the cast? They can expect a great, fun show with amazing performers who have worked so hard to put this all together.

Is there anything you'd like audience members to know? Just that I've had so much fun planning this show and can't wait to perform it. Everyone has worked so hard and I hope the audience enjoys it.

“Legally Blonde The Musical” will be performed at Winston Churchill High School Friday and Saturday, April 20, 21, 27 and 28 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets information can be found online at www.wchsarts.com or in the lobby box office outside the Bish Auditorium, 11300 Gainsborough Road, Potomac, MD 20854. The box office will be open one hour before each performance and Monday through Friday from 10:50-11:50 a.m.

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