Performing Arts

Legally Blonde the Musical

Legally Blonde the Musical
date icon07/12/2024 - 07/21/2024
price iconTier 1: $30/$25 (senior/student) | Tier 2: $25/$20 (senior/student) | Partially Obstructed: $15
location icon36 Church Street, Middletown NJ 07748

The MAC Players at the Middletown Arts Center presents Legally Blonde the Musical July 12-14 and July 19-21.

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Book by Heather Hach
Music
and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin

Director Victoria Keiser | Musical Director  Melanie Colby | Choreographer Samantha Amaral 

About Legally Blonde the Musical

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. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances – this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

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, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

Legally Blonde the Musical Cast

CAITLYN KAISER (Elle Woods) has been on the stage since she was five. She is so excited to join the Middletown Arts Center in her dream role as Elle Woods. She would like to thank all of the casting directors who believed in her and gave her the chance to fulfill this dream as Elle. She is currently enrolled in Desales University studying musical theater. Caitlyn is grateful for every opportunity that comes her way and is excited to see what the future holds. 

CHASE HAFFNER (Emmett Forrest) is so excited to be included in one of his favorite musicals and his first show with The MAC Players. His previous credits include Sweeney Todd (Sweeney Todd), Into the Woods (The Baker) and SpongeBob: Youth Edition (SpongeBob). He would like to thank this wonderful cast and crew for their hard work and he would like to thank his family and friends for their support. 

LIZZY STEFANIC (Paulette Buonufonte) is so excited to be in her favorite musical with some of her favorite people! This is her second time on the MAC stage, following Jesus Christ Superstar (King Herod) earlier this year. Lizzy’s credits also include The Wedding Singer (Julia), Something Rotten (Shakespeare), The Prom (DeeDee) and Xanadu (Clio/Kira). In her free time, Lizzy enjoys talking and forcing her friends to watch Mickey Mouse shorts. She would like to thank the cast and crew, her fearless and hot-as-hell director Victoria, her parents, Sophia Russell, thirsties, and of course, Cher, for all their love and support.  

MICHAEL GAGE COSTA (Professor Callahan) is excited to return to the MAC, with encouragement from his talented castmate and sister, Jill. He has recently appeared in Jesus Christ Superstar (Priest/Roman; Phoenix Productions), Wish Upon A Song (Genie; Artist Collective Troupe), Scrooge (Jacob Marley; Premier Theater Company), The Addams Family (Ancestor Caveman, u/s Gomez; Phoenix Productions), The Music Man (Mayor Shinn; Phoenix Productions), Seussical (Mr. Mayor; MAC Players) and A Christmas Carol (Scrooge; Phoenix Productions). He is so grateful to his wife and kids – Allison, Charlie and Penny –and his entire family for their tremendous support. By day, he’s a graphic designer, amateur aquarist, escape room enthusiast, gourmet food lover and Disney fan.  

AIDAN PANNO (Warner Huntington III) is a 20-year-old junior in college from Beachwood, New Jersey, who graduated high school with a lifetime achievement in acting and a master choir alumni. This is Aidan’s 20th show and his fourth with the MAC. Some of Aidan’s previous credits include Tarzan (Tarzan), Oklahoma! (Will Parker), Into The Woods (Prince Charming/Wolf) and Guys & Dolls (Sky Masterson). Aidan would like to thank Victoria, Kathy and the wonderful folks at the MAC for putting on this production. Aidan is extremely grateful to consistently find himself surrounded by incredible people and talent, as well as every opportunity presented his way. He can’t wait to see what’s next. 

MADISON STEINERT-SANTANGELO (Vivienne Kensington) is ecstatic to perform in her fifth show with The Mac Players! Some of her previous MAC credits include Shrek (Sugar Plum Fairy), Seussical (The Grinch) and her favorite role of all time – Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes. Madison is incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to bring this role to life. She would like to thank Victoria, Melanie, Sam, Kathy, Amethyst and her incredibly talented castmates for all their hard work and for putting on yet another fantastic show! She would also like to thank her family and friends for all their love and support.

AMBER NAIDUK (Brooke Wyndham) is thrilled to be making her debut with The Mac Players. Amber has performed on various stages from the New Jersey State Theater to venues in NY and LA. More recently, she headlined for various NJ cover bands, but this is her first production since taking on her favorite role as “Mom”!

DANA JASPERELLE (Enid Hoopes) is excited to be making her debut with The Mac Players! Previous credits include In the Next Room, or the vibrator play (Catherine Givings); Miss Julie (Julie); Wooden Mouth (Mia); Catastrophe (The Director); and Mama Won’t Fly (Hayley). Her sincerest thanks to Victoria, Kathy, and the rest of the team for this opportunity to sing, dance and celebrate women supporting women. “I love you, Mikey! I love you, Mom and Dad!”

BRENDEN KORTENHAUS (Kyle/Grandmaster Chad/Pforzheimer) is so excited to finally perform in Legally Blonde, a show he’s loved for quite some time. Brenden was last seen on the MAC stage in Jesus Christ Superstar as Peter. He appeared in Guys and Dolls last October and stage managed The MAC Players’ productions of The Addams Family, Seussical and Spongebob. Brenden is a graduate of Villanova University, receiving an M.A. in Theatre and Non-profit Management and a B.S. in Mathematics. He is currently the President of The Premier Theatre Company, as well as a resident director there for the last seven years, having most recently directed Scrooge and Matilda!

ELEANOR CONOVER (Margot) is positively ecstatic to be part of this production! She is a rising sophomore at Rider University where she is pursuing her BFA in Musical Theatre. Some previous roles include Doralee (9 to 5: The Musical!), Gingy (Shrek the Musical) and Sister Mary Amnesia (Nunsense). She extends a big thank you to her family for always supporting her and she hopes you enjoy the show! Snaps!

MEGAN RAFFERTY (Serena) is thrilled to be back for her second The MAC Players production, stepping into the fabulous shoes of Serena. When not dazzling on stage, she spends her days inspiring young minds as a high school English and Acting teacher. A heartfelt thank you goes out to her incredible family, supportive directors and amazing friends – your love and encouragement make this wild ride possible. Remember, everyone: Bend and Snap! It works every time.

JIANNE SANTILLAN (Pilar) is beyond excited to be making her MAC debut in Legally Blonde! Performance credits include Mamma Mia! (Sophie), Rent, (Maureen), Pride & Prejudice (Elizabeth) and most recently What is Murder? (Eustacia) at the Brookdale Performing Arts Center. Jianne would like to thank the crew and her on-stage sorority sisters and frat bros for making this chaotic show happen. She’s 100% Positive 😉 that you will enjoy the show!

Kate / Perfume Girl / Chutney – Vivian Oliver

Leilani(Delta Nu) / Bookish Client –  Kaitlyn Racioppi

Delta Nu / Dana – Elizabeth Podlaski

Delta Nu / Cashier – Alex Marciniak

Delta Nu/D.A. Joyce Riley – Elizabeth Molfetto

Girl  / Assistant DA – Lia Silverstein

Gaelen (Delta Nu) / Kiki the Colorist – Daniella Dedonno

Elle’s Dad / Winthrop / Dewey / TV Reporter – Matt Solomon

Store Manager / H&H Sales Girl / Elle’s Mom / Law Student – Natalie Dunn

Aaron Schultz / Carlos / Guard – Sal Racioppi

Courtney / Whitney / Judge – Jillian Costa

Law Student / Court Stenographer – Sophia Russell

Sundeep Padamadan / Bailiff – Aidan Falzon

Law Student / Lowell / Nicos – Sean Kearns