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Legally Blonde the Musical comes to the Steamboat Springs High School this weekend

— This weekend, Steamboat Springs High School will present a different kind of musical production.

The cast and crew will present "Legally Blonde, the Musical" — which centers around a sorority star who doesn’t take “no” for an answer — at the SSHS auditorium at 7 p.m. tonight and Saturday. Tickets for the production are available at All That and SSHS. Tickets are $5 for students with an activity pass, $12 for adults and $20 for reserved tickets, which are sold only at SSHS.

If You Go…

What: "Legally Blonde, the Musical"

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14

Where: Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 45 Maple St.

Tickets: $5 for students with an activity tass, $12 for adults and $20 for reserved tickets, which are sold only at SSHS.

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"I think Ms. O (Jamie Oberhansly, the show’s director) really likes to choose shows that not everyone has heard of or is accustomed to seeing," said senior Mollie Heil, stage manager of the production. "She doesn't like to necessarily do the classics, and I think that keeps it fresh and upbeat. It's been great to put all of our energy into this production."

According to press materials, the action of "Legally Blonde, the Musical" revolves around college sweetheart Elle Woods. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, she puts down the credit card, hits the books and goes where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, she proves being true to oneself never goes out of style.

With upbeat musical numbers, lively choreography and one of the biggest sets the theater has ever had, SSHS will be adjudicated for a chance to win the Denver Performing Arts Center's Bobby G Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements in high school musical theater programs throughout Colorado.

This weekend, four adjudicators will be in the audience to judge the cast and crew in categories including overall production, ensembles, choreography, leading actor/actress, supporting actor/actress, set design and more.

"It's been a lot of fun to be able to put all of our hard work into this show and see it all come together," said Colin Musselman, an SSHS junior who plays the role of Kyle, the UPS guy. "We've prepared for so long, and it's paying off now."

Mayana Gibbs, another SSHS junior who plays Brooke Wyndham, added the music isn't what would be expected of a typical musical.

Including such feats as jumping rope while singing and dancing or maneuvering through one of the 24 different set transitions, producing "Legally Blonde, the Musical" took the effort of the entire cast and crew.

"We have such an amazing cast and crew, especially the crew," Musselman said. "The work and effort that they put into this is the only reason we are here. Of course, with all the chaos that goes on, it can get hectic and tense. But at the end of the day, we are hugging each other and making sure everyone is OK. This production really was a team effort."

Watching the production evolve has been one of the most rewarding parts of the process for the students.

"It's looking great, for sure," Heil said. "I really think the audience will enjoy the whole production, because it's a fun show that might make you cry, laugh and just be a good time to attend."

To reach Audrey Dwyer, call 970-871-4229, email adwyer@ExploreSteamboat.com or follow her on Twitter @Audrey_Dwyer1

If You Go…

What: “Legally Blonde, the Musical”

When: 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 13 and Saturday, Nov. 14

Where: Steamboat Springs High School auditorium, 45 Maple St.

Tickets: $5 for students with an activity tass, $12 for adults and $20 for reserved tickets, which are sold only at SSHS.