Hollywood star Jennifer Coolidge sent a special video message to the cast and crew of the Marblehead High School musical “Legally Blonde.” The students performed three sold-out shows over the weekend.
Coolidge made a name for herself in the 2001 “Legally Blonde” movie where she played the manicurist to the lead character, Elle Woods (played by Reese Witherspoon.) Coolidge has gone on to earn Emmy and Golden Globe Awards and recently starred in the popular series, “White Lotus.”
MHS student Chloe Curtis played Elle in the MHS production. Curtis has family in California who know Coolidge and invited her to the production. Unfortunately, Coolidge couldn’t make it, but sent the video message instead. You can watch it HERE.
“The cast and crew of ‘Legally Blonde’ presented pure magic on the stage this weekend,” said MHS Performing and Applied Arts teacher Andrew Scoglio. “Their hard work and dedication were a reminder of why the arts are not a luxury, but a necessity!”
The MHS musical also starred Georgia Lloyd (playing Coolidge’s character), Grifften Collins, Brady Weed and Anya Kane.
The production team, made up of new and returning staff, included Scoglio, Tom Rash, Elloree Jennings and Greg Dana.
“Parents from Friends of the Performing Arts, especially Dawn Weed, Katie Sullivan, Bonnie Buckley Curtis and Sylvia Kane helped publicize the show and create ‘Harvard Yard,’ Scoglio added.
Leigh Blander is an experienced TV, radio and print journalist who has written hundreds of stories for local newspapers, including the Marblehead Reporter. She also works as a PR specialist.