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TF South Rebel Players present Legally Blonde the Musical

Evening performances December 6, 7, 8; matinee December 9


Note: The print version of this story contains a misspelling of Ann Wolpert’s name. We apologize for the error, and it has been corrected below.

LANSING, Ill. (December 1, 2017) – Omigod, you guys! TF South’s Rebel Players’ production of Legally Blonde the Musical is almost here! Legally Blonde fans, are you psyched, or what?! If ever a musical was perfectly cast, this one qualifies! Lead character Elle Woods—perkily played by sophomore Natalie Dominiak—has some dreams to make come true!

Sophomore Natalie Dominiak—in her leading role as Elle Woods—rehearses a number with the Legally Blonde dance ensemble. (Photo: Jennifer Yos)

Senior Jadyn Newman, in her role as Elle’s friend and mentor Paulette, rehearses the song “Ireland” in a beauty shop scene. (Photo: Jennifer Yos)
Based on Amanda Brown’s novel and the 2001 hit movie of the same title, Legally Blonde the Musical chronicles the exploits of bubbly blonde and fashion-forward Elle Wood as she sacrifices her UCLA sorority party lifestyle and applies to Harvard Law School in an all-out effort to win back ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III—played by sophomore Brian Valentine—and prove to him that she is serious marriage material.

TF South Drama Director Ann Wolpert and Musical Director Samantha Elliott are thrilled with their cast, crew, and Boosters. According to Wolpert, students “came in droves” to auditions, which were “so much fun because—omigod—they’re all good!” Over 50% of the cast members are on stage for the first time, which forecasts ongoing success for TF South’s popular drama program.

Opening night is Thursday, December 6, at 7:00pm at TF South’s Dr. Henry L. Hertz Auditorium. Evening performances continue Friday and Saturday, December 7 and 8 at 7:00pm. The show closes with a Sunday matinee on December 9 at 2:00pm.

Sophomore Jeremiah Kimbrew, in his role as the “very determined” Emmett Forrest, rehearses “Chip on my Shouder” with sophomore Natalie Dominiak as the lovelorn Elle. (Photo: Jennifer Yos)
Tickets are $8.00 for adults; $7.00 for students and seniors; and $5.00 for kids 12 and under. Patrons can bring two canned goods to be donated to the Lansing Food Pantry and receive $1.00 off their ticket price. Raffle basket tickets, concessions, flowers, and cast-grams can also be purchased in the lobby.

TF South High School is located at 18500 Burnham Avenue in Lansing, Illinois.

Senior Alex Gonzalez rehearses his antagonist role as law professor Callahan. (Photo: Jennifer Yos)


Jennifer Yos
Jennifer Yos
Jennifer Yos grew up on Walter Street in Lansing with nine siblings. She attended St. Ann’s School and T.F. South, and she earned a BA in the Teaching of English from the University of Illinois, Chicago, and a MS in Education: Curriculum and Instruction from the University of St. Francis, Joliet. For 34 years she taught English, as well as Creative Writing and Drama, at Lincoln-Way High School. She dabbled in freelance journalism for the Joliet Herald News Living section. Now retired, Jennifer appreciates the opportunity to write for The Lansing Journal and is uplifted by the variety of positive people she has already met who are making a difference in Lansing.