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Legally Blonde Jr

Legally Blonde Jr

Last week saw the culmination of several months of hard work as over 90 students either took to the stage or worked behind the scenes in the academy production, Legally Blonde Jr.

Following a week of intense rehearsals, students started the week with a dress rehearsal and a performance for Year 5 and Year 6 students from Archibald Primary. This was followed by the performances to family, friends and staff across three evenings. With students involved from Year 7 through to Year 13, the audience were treated to a wonderful evening of acting, singing and dance routines that had everyone smiling. As well as those on stage, each production was supported by students backstage, on follow-spot and front of house and for the second year, we also had our Wednesday evening performance signed by a Year 8 student using British Sign Language.

Highlights from the production include a very over the top rendition of 'Omigod You Guys' that most cast and crew could not get out of their heads all week. A personal favourite was the comical song 'Ireland' which saw Paulette explain her troubled love life, but luckily Kyle was on hand to make her feel better. Upbeat songs such as 'What You Want' and 'Legally Blonde Remix' were contrasted beautifully with the tender moments between Elle and Emmett as they sung 'Legally Blonde'. With such an array of songs and dance routines, there really was something for everyone in this production.

As always, the final night saw the cast and crew say their goodbyes to six Year 13 students who have become such an important part of the productions over the years, presenting them with posters of their achievements. This is always a special moment, with a few tears shed as the cast said their goodbyes.

Along with the students, a wonderful team of staff from across the academy came together to make this happen. Just one look at the back of the programme shows just how many people were involved in bringing this production to life.

The big question is...
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