Legally Blonde The Musical Jr. (Ages 9-15) Senior Program (Payments)

$340.00 / month for 3 months

Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. This year round program is designed to teach kids theatre skills, while working on the three elements of musical theatre; singing, dance, and acting. This program will be directed by Patrick Hallahan. The program will culminate in multiple fully realized performances.

Dates: Thursdays from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm starting September 5th through December 8th (For further information on extended and additional times/dates, scroll to our further information tab below)

Performances: Saturday, December 7th Call Time 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm show
Sunday, December 8th Call Time 2:30 pm & 4:00 pm show

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Description

Based on the award-winning Broadway musical and the smash hit motion picture, Legally Blonde The Musical JR. is a fabulously fun journey of self-empowerment and expanding horizons. The show’s instantly recognizable songs are filled with humor, wit and sass — leaving cast members and audiences alike seeing pink!

Legally Blonde JR. follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. When Elle’s boyfriend, Warner, dumps her and heads to Harvard, claiming she’s not “serious” enough, Elle takes matters into her own hands, crafting a showy song-and-dance personal essay and charming her way into law school. Befriending classmate, Emmett, and spunky hairdresser, Paulette, along the way, Elle finds that books and looks aren’t mutually exclusive.  As Elle begins outsmarting her peers, she realizes that law may be her natural calling after all.

This program has been developed for our senior participants starting at nine years and going up to fifteen years old. Rehearsals start September 5th and will take place every Thursday from 4:00 pm–6:00 pm, culminating with two performances on Saturday, December 7th and Sunday, December 8th.

Price includes a script, and downloads of the musical tracks to practice with at home. We provide costumes and props that will live at the theatre and be used in performances. Tickets are sold separately through a link provided by Upstage in the weeks prior to performances. DVD of the final Production is included in tuition.

Additional information

Class Location

Woman's Club of So. Pasadena

Class Times

Thursday's 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm

No Classes

November 28th (Thanksgiving)

Extra Classes

Sunday, November 24th 2:00 – 5:00 pm
Sunday, December 1st 2:00 – 5:00 pm

Show Week: Wednesday, December 4th 4:00 – 7:00 pm
Extended: Thursday, December 5th 4:00 – 7:00 pm

Performance Dates

Saturday, December 7th Call Time 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm show
Sunday, December 8th Call Time 2:30 pm & 4:00 pm show

Performance Location

Woman's Club of So. Pasadena

Payment Terms

Fees must be paid in full or via payment plan to reserve a place. Cancellations before the start of the program will receive a refund (less $100 handling fee). No refunds after commencement, however, fees can be applied toward another program or camp subject to availability

3 part payments available over the span of 3 months. Please note your part payment will start when you register, and will continue for those following two months

Sibling discount available upon request

Program Location

How We Cast

Casting is based on ensemble approach with lead roles being split and chorus parts emphasized. Casting is based on challenging the student and at the same time allowing them to succeed

Production Team

Adrian Cohen : Artistic Director & Founder of Upstage Theatre Schools

Adrian Cohen

Artistic Director & Founder of Upstage Theatre Schools

Adrian has been a professional actor and drama teacher for over 25 years. He was born and educated in England completing a BA (honors) at Leeds University and a Drama Diploma at the Arts Educational Schools, London.

Adrian has worked extensively in film and television with credits including “Ocean’s 13”, “Entourage”, “General Hospital”, “The King of Queens”, “Frasier”, “Bruce Almighty” and recurring roles in “24” and “iCarly” (as Mr Devlin).

Adrian started Upstage in 1999 with a simple principle at its core — to create an environment that would produce fully rounded young performers:

“I wanted the students to take part in all three disciplines (i.e. acting, singing and dance) so that when they perform on stage, they have what we call 'chops'-that's how actors are taught in England. And the skills learnt in the performing arts are so useful to young people whatever future career they choose.”

Patrick Hallahan : Director

Patrick Hallahan

Director

Patrick Hallahan has been a teacher and director since age sixteen. Working for the non-profit group Children's Theatre Network of California, Patrick worked on dozens of classic musicals (everything from "Music Man" and "My Fair Lady" to "West Side Story" and "Into the Woods") to put himself through college. After graduating from UCLA's School of Theatre, Film, and Television with a BA in theatre, Patrick was accepted to The Juilliard Drama Division, where he graduated in '00.

Patrick worked as an actor in New York for six years before moving to southern california to continue to teach, direct, and act closer to his family and friends. Since returning to California, he has worked for the Metropolitan Arts (MET2) group, Arts Northridge, AMDA in Hollywood, and the Southern California Musical Theatre, directing productions, running workshops and classes, and staging showcases for graduating conservatory students. He ultimately hopes to return to school within the next few years to get an MFA in Directing for the stage.

Patrick’s productions for Upstage include the summer camp shows "Oh Mamma Mia", "High School Musical 2" and "Into the Woods Jnr"; and the after-school productions of "You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown" and "Singin’ in the Rain". Recently he completed a successful summer directing "Cats" and "Once On This Island Jnr".

Debra Lee : Musical Director

Debra Lee

Musical Director

Debra Kay Lee has been singing in choirs since she was nine years old. She went on to study music at CSUN and toured Europe with John Alexander and the University Singers. Debra has had the pleasure of teaching music and theatre to children since 2006 under the expert tutelage of Adrian Neil. She has worked on productions such as "Annie", "High School Musical 1 & 2", "Guys and Dolls", "Little Shop of Horrors", and "Into The Woods Jr".

Debra has appeared on Good Morning America singing with The Caroling Company. As a comedian she opened for Jerry Seinfeld at the Hollywood Improv and for Suzanne Edwards at the Country Music Radio Festival in Nashville. Some of her favorite roles have been Svetlana in "Chess", Yucca in "My Cup Ranneth Over" and Bobbi Lynn in "The All Star Radio Broadcast of 1939". Her T.V. and film credits include "Capitol", "Days of Our Lives", the indie film "Lost" and the web series "Nora Breaks Free". Her theatre roles include Mrs. Fezziwiz in "Marley’s Xmas", Diedre in "Richard’s Cork Leg" and Enid in "A Chorus of Disapproval".

Debra loves teaching at Upstage Schools and seeing the amazing growth and joy that the kids experience from their participation in the program.

Fees must be paid in full or via payment plan to reserve a place. Cancellations before the start of the program will receive a refund (less $100 handling fee). No refunds after commencement, however, fees can be applied toward another program or camp subject to availability

3 part payments available over the span of 3 months. Please note your part payment will start when you register, and will continue for those following two months

Sibling discount available upon request

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