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Legally Blonde: The Musical

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June 26 - July 17

Elle Woods has it all. But when her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious”, she follows him to Harvard Law School to win him back. With a heart of gold and a mane to match, this sorority girl proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Based on the 2001 film of the same name, this all-singing, all-dancing, feel good musical comedy is one “Elle of a show”!

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Todd Adamson (Warner) is thrilled to be back at MGR after playing Matthew in Altar Boyz last summer! Todd recently played Simon in the musical adaption reading of the film In Her Shoes in NYC, starring alongside Emmy and Tony nom. Sandy Duncan (The Hogan Family). He also played Oliver in Norman Noll’s musical adaptation of Call Me By Your Name with Tony-nominated composer, Wayne Barker (Peter and the Starcatcher) at NYU. Before coming to MGR, Todd played Robbie Hart in The Wedding Singer at Red Mountain Theater in Birmingham, AL. Tours/Regional: Altar Boyz, The Wedding Singer, Suds, Along Together, The Fox on the Fairway, Evita, Twelfth Night, Junie B. Jones … Todd has shared the stage with Tony winner Karen Ziemba (Contact), Lea Michelle (GLEE, Spring Awakening), and Kimberly Locke (American Idol). Todd is a proud member of AEA. Special thanks to Guy Stroman, George and Mom- thank you for always believing in me! OMIGod you guys, enjoy the show!
Kyle Adkins (Ensemble, u/s Callahan) is happy to make his debut on the MGR mainstage. He is a veteran of the MGR Youth Theatre, having appeared in The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged), Just So Stories, and There Once Was a Longhouse, among others. He is also the Co-Playwright, along with Rachel Carrozziere, of Emilia and the Heart of the Amazon, which will return for its second touring season in the fall. Thanks to Ed, Lisa and the MGR Staff for their support.
Ebone-Camilee Amos (Leilani, u/s Pilar) is a Memphis native and recent graduate from the University of Memphis with a degree in Dance Education. At the U of M, she studied ballet, modern and composition and attended ACDFA from 2010-2012. She is currently dancing with Behind Barres and BSP while teaching inner-city youth. She has been in regional productions of Hairspray, Ragtime, Footloose and A Chorus Line. She would like to thank Jesus and everyone at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse for an amazing opportunity to perform in NY!
Roberto Araujo (Padamadan, Nikos, u/s Emmett) is thrilled be a part of MGR's season this year. His favorite NYC credits are: Jackson Heights 3am, Street Lights, Angelina Ballerina – The Musical and Aida at The Metropolitan Opera. Regional credits: Altar Boyz, Xanadu, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. International credits: Rent in Mexico City, Fame on tour in China, The Best of Andrew Lloyd Webber in Germany. Film: "Joseph: King Of Dreams." TV: "30 Rock." Roberto has also worked extensively with the Disney Special Events Group in Latin America. To see and hear more visit: RobertoAraujo.com
Molly Jean Blodgett (Ensemble, Enid) is thrilled to be returning to Merry-Go-Round where she has previously been seen in Kiss Me, Kate and My Fair Lady! She has also previously been seen in NYU productions such as Thoroughly Modern Millie (Gloria), Violet, Sweet Charity, and Nine. Other favorite shows include A Chorus Line (Judy), Crazy for You, and 42nd St. She has just graduated from NYU-Tisch School of the Arts (Cap21) with a BFA in Drama. Much love to her ever supportive and beautiful family and friends!
Jennifer Byrne (Brooke Wyndham) is excited to get whipped into shape in Legally Blonde! Favorite NYC credits: Evil Dead the Musical (Linda/DC, original OB cast recording), It’s Karate, Kid the Musical! (Mrs. Larusso, NYIT Nomination, NY cast recording), and Dust and Shadow (Secretary/Ensemble). Other credits include: Angustias/DC in Bernarda Alba, Sally Bowles in Cabaret, Annabella/Pamela/Margaret in The 39 Steps, Janet Van De Graaf in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Columbia in The Rocky Horror Show. Proud member of AEA, CAEA and SAG/AFTRA. Love to family and friends. Jennifer-Byrne.com
Christopher Carl (Callahan) Merry Go Round audiences may remember Chris from such prior roles as Javert in Les Miserables, Roger DeBris in The Producers, Julian Marsh in 42nd Street and Fred Graham/Petruchio in last season's Kiss Me, Kate. Broadway: Mamma Mia, Tarzan, South Pacific. Johnny in Off-Broadway's Johnny Guitar. Numerous tours and regional shows which include some favorite roles: Billy Flynn in Chicago, Johnny Brown in The Unsinkable Molly Brown, Hajj/The Poet in Kismet, Miles Gloriosus in Forum, and Kodaly in She Loves Me. Most recently Chris created the role of Captain Alexander Smollett in the world premiere of Treasure Island.
Andrew DiConcetto (Ensemble, Kiki) is thrilled to be a part of the Merry-Go-Round season! Originally from Bethlehem, PA, Andrew received a BFA from NYU’s CAP21 musical theatre program. Most recently he was seen performing for Norwegian Cruise Line in the Caribbean and Hawaii. Other credits include CATS (National Tour), Babes in Toyland (Lincoln Center), About Face (NYMF festival), and West Side Story (Allenberry Playhouse). He would like to thank his wonderful family and friends for their never-ending love and support!
Abigail Gatlin (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her debut at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse! Most recently she was seen performing as a Rockette in the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. Favorite credits include Bombalurina in CATS, Marty in Grease, and Guildenstern in Hamlet. She graduated from Birmingham-Southern College. Endless thanks to her family and to God for these opportunities
BJ Gruber (Kyle/Dewey, u/s Warner) is ecstatic to work with Merry-Go-Round for Legally Blonde! Hailing from Virginia, BJ has worked professionally across the United States. BJ is a proud alum of James Madison University where he studied musical theatre and dance. Some favorite regional credits include Chad in All Shook Up, Matthew in Altar Boyz, Dwayne in 9 to 5. He would like to thank his Mom, Dad, Katie, and Lisa Price for their love and support!
Kira Josephson (Margot, u/s Elle) is thrilled to be making her Merry-Go-Round debut! Regional: Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy), High School Musical (Sharpay), White Christmas (Rhoda), 9 to 5 (Kathy/dance captain). BFA from Stephens College. Proud SAG-AFTRA member. Love always to her amazing parents, Steve and Julie, her mentor Rob Doyen and her ridiculously supportive friends.
Amanda LaMotte (Serena) was last seen at MGR in Singin' in the Rain! Favorite past credits include - National tours: CATS (Kitten Swing), Dragon Tales Live (Emmy). Regional: Music Man (Agnes), A Chorus Line (Kristine), Hello, Dolly! (Ermengarde), Bye, Bye, Birdie! (Kim), Grease (Frenchy). Amanda would like to thank her Dad always being her biggest fan, MGR Playhouse for the opportunity to share this art, as well as her friends and family for their unwavering support. BFA from Florida State University.
Bart Mather (Ensemble) is pumped to be spending the summer at Merry-Go-Round! He was recently seen in Brett Smock's reading of The Mudge Boy and previously was in the NYMF productions of Le Cabaret Grimm and Matchmaker, Matchmaker, I'm Willing to Settle. A graduate of The Boston Conservatory, Bart appeared in American Repertory Theater's The Donkey Show and Prometheus Bound. Many thanks to Lisa Price of the Price Group Agency as well as Brett Smock and the rest of the Merry-Go-Round staff.
Leslie McDonel (Vivienne) – MGR debut! Huge thanks to Josh and the whole team. Leslie is so excited to do Legally Blonde again after being a part of the 1st National Tour. Credits include: American Idiot (Original Broadway Cast, Heather on Nat’l Tour), Hairspray (Broadway & 1st Nat’l Tour, Lou Ann), Rocky: The Musical (LAB, Angie), Legally Blonde (1st Nat’l Tour, Kate/Chutney), Grease (Marty), Two Gentlemen of Verona: The Musical (Julia), Chicago (Velma). BFA musical theatre from the New School University. Leslie resides in Brooklyn with Van, Winnie and Trish. Love to those keeds and the family.
M. Scott McLean (Emmett): Sense and Sensibility (Willoughby) Theatreworks, The Rover (Willmore) with New York Classical Theatre, Grace or the Art of Climbing (Mitch), Dracula (Arthur), A Christmas Carol (Fred), When Tang Met Laika (Young Capitalist), Tartuffe (Tartuffe), Hamlet (Hamlet) with Denver Center Theatre Company. He is a graduate of both the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and The National Theatre Conservatory.
Christine Mueller (Kate/Chutney, Ensemble) is tickled to be returning to MGR, where she was last seen in Kiss Me, Kate. Other credits include Joseph...Technicolor Dreamcoat (Palace Theatre), American Icons (American Music Theatre), Frenchie in Cabaret (Barter Theatre), Judy Haynes in White Christmas (La Comedia), Bebe in A Chorus Line (Jenny Wiley Theatre), and Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. BFA, University of the Arts. Many thanks to Ed, Lori and Brett for making this season possible for me, and love to my family, my friends and my Sammy.

Emily Palmquist (Ensemble, u/s Enid/Brooke, Dance Captain) is proud to call herself a 2013 MGR Season Company Member! She was most recently seen in MGR's production of Singin’ in the Rain as well as last season's Cabaret. Other previous productions include Gateway Playhouse’s CATS and My Fair Lady. She has also had the privilege to work with choreographers such as David Marquez, Jacob Brent, Al Blackstone, Linda Talcott Lee, and Maria Torres. A special thanks to family and friends who provide so much love and support. Love you all. EmilyPalmquist.com
Jamie Patterson (Aaron, Ensemble) is thrilled to be making his musical theatre debut this summer! A native of Elizabeth City, NC, Jamie studied dance at Wake Forest University and North Carolina School of the Arts. Now a resident of New York City, he dances with contemporary company, BEings Dance, as well as jazz company, Link Dance Company. He thanks his family and friends for their unwavering encouragement and for believing in his musical theatre potential!
Katie Quigley (Pilar, Ensemble) spent last summer at the beautiful Merry-Go-Round Playhouse in various productions and is very excited to return for the 2013 season! Her credits include: 9 to 5 (Ensemble, u/s Judy), My Fair Lady (Maid, Female Dance Cover), 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Female Cover), Nunsense (u/s Sr. Amnesia/Sr. Leo), Out of Order (Pamela), Speaking in Tongues (Sonja), and Crazy for You (Mitzi). Check out KatieQuigley.com for more info. Katie would like to extend a huge thank you to the MGR family for this wonderful opportunity! Katie is grateful for her friends and family who constantly support her endeavors. AML.
Ethan Saviet (Ensemble, Carlos) is thrilled to be spending the summer working on MGR's season. He is currently a junior at Syracuse University studying musical theatre. He most recently appeared in the SU drama department's production of Violet playing various roles. He would like to thank his family and friends for their endless love and support.
Libby Servais (Elle Woods) a proud Blonde with brains, Libby is overjoyed to step into the shoes of Elle Woods this summer at MGR! Broadway: Wicked (Glinda u/s), Lysistrata Jones (Lysistrata standby). Tours: Wicked (Glinda standby (SF/Tour). Regional: 1776 (Martha), Hairspray (Amber), Pride and Prejudice (Georgiana), Hair (Jeanie), Pregnancy Pact (Sansanee), SideShow (Violet). In August Libby will be performing with Transcendence Theatre Company's "Broadway under the Stars" in Sonoma, CA. Graduate of Baldwin-Wallace Conservatory of Music. Love and snaps to her incredible family, friends and canine daughter, Pearl!
Lauren Brooke Tatum (Ensemble, u/s Paulette) Celebrating her recent marriage, Lauren is excited to return to the MGR stage!! MGR credits include My Fair Lady and Kiss Me Kate. National Tour: The Wizard of Oz (Ensemble, U/S Wicked Witch), Regional: Hairspray (Nicest Kid), Clue: The Musical (Choreographer), Beowulf: Edinburgh Fringe (Grendel’s Mother), Monkey King: Shanghai Theater Festival. Film: "Dr. G" (Talk show host), Late Bloomer music video. Lauren graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kennesaw State University. Thanks and love to Nick, Mom and family.
Steph Wilberding (Paulette) is beyond excited to return to MGR to play this role. Having spent 2 summers (’04, ’05) up here, it’s extremely special to be back on this stage!! Credits include: Hairspray (RCCL) featured on CBS 66th Annual TONY Awards, Songs For A New World (Concert-NYC) Oliver, Music Man (Fulton Theatre) La Cage Aux Folles (Gateway Playhouse) George M!, Mame, Show Boat, Funny Girl (MGR). AEA. Love to my amazingly supportive family, friends and team at MFF. Thank you to Ed Sayles and his entire crew for making MGR this lovely place where live theatre makes so many people happy year after year. And big LOVE to my inspired friend and director Josh Walden.
Chaz Wolcott (Ensemble, u/s Emmett) is tickled pink to be here for Legally Blonde! National Tour: Mr. Mistoffelees in Cats. Regional: Andy Lee in 42ndStreet (Lyric Theatre OKC), Yonkers (u/s Tulsa) in Gypsy (Fulton Theatre), Garvin in Footloose (The Fireside), Music Theatre of Wichita, Casa Mañana, Gateway Playhouse, Westchester Broadway, Gretna Theatre. Previous MGR credits: Singin’ in the Rain (Dance Captain/Ensemble). OCU graduate. Chaz thanks Ed, Brett, Josh, Jeff and the MGR team for this opportunity! Snaps to Mom, family & friends! OMG, you guys, please visit ChazWolcott.com!
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