Arts & Entertainment

“Legally Blonde Jr.” Sparkles at Liberty Middle School

Indigo Blu Jackson, left, as Elle Woods. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Indigo Blu Jackson as Elle Woods and Colin Morgan as Emmett Forrest. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
The finale of Legally Blonde Jr. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Chyna Brodie as Brooke Windham and Brandon Morrison as Professor Callahan. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Principal Bob Klemt and Assistant Principal Aixa Garcia make cameo appearances. Credits: Cynthia Cumming
Daniella Rodriguez as Paulette Bonfante and Andrew Amoyaw as Dewey, the UPS Delivery man. Credits: Cynthia Cumming

WEST ORANGE, NJ - Liberty Middle School students lit up the stage on May 7 and May 8, with their Spring Musical, “Legally Blonde Jr.,” which was based on the Broadway show and 2001 movie of the same name.

The cast was led by seventh grader Indigo Blu Jackson as Elle Woods, and the ensemble delivered several laughs along with lively choreography and memorable songs including "Omigod You Guys" and "Legally Blonde."

Other leads included Colin Morgan as Emmet Forrest, Matt Kotowski as Warner Huntington III, Brandon Morrison as Professor Callahan, Daniella Rodriguez as Paulette Bonafonte, Chyna Brodie as Brooke Windham and Erica Oedememe as Vivienne Westwood. 

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Sandra Van Dyke, who also directed “Hairspray Jr.” at Roosevelt Middle School, contributed her years of experience into making the production successful.

Andrew Zhang (Vocal Director), Kim Carrissimo (Choreographer), Louis Venturi Set Designer), Alex Scarpa (Sound), Julian Denison (Lighting Design), and many others rounded out the crew of “Legally Blonde Jr.”

"The cast and stage crew worked tirelessly for the past few weeks and it showed in their outstanding performances in front of two sold out audiences," said Principal Bob Klemt.

"It was truly a proud moment for [Assistant Principal] Ms. Garcia and I to see the final product," he added.

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