In first live show in 3 years, Wilton High students to perform ‘Legally Blonde’

WILTON — The high school will mark the Clune Center’s 20th anniversary with a return to live theater and in-person audiences after a short hiatus.

Students will perform “Legally Blonde The Musical” in four shows next week in the Clune Center for the Arts at the high school.

“It makes the timing apropos to present the triumphant story of Elle Woods in ‘Legally Blonde,’” said Kathryn Luckstone, the show’s artistic director, choreographer and producer. “Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat story of self-discovery.”

The show is based on he movie of the same name and focuses on Woods, who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in an effort to win him back. Throughout the show, she is faced with challenges from her peers, professors and ex, but also realizes her potential with the help of some new friends, according to a summary of the performance.

Luckstone described the award-winning musical as “fabulously fun,” adding it shows Woods’ transformation as “she tackles stereotypes and scandal.”

Wilton’s production is directed by Kevin Slater and features more than 75 students in the cast, crew and band.

Performances will be at 7 p.m. on May 18, 19 and 21 and at 1 p.m. on May 22.

It costs $15 for students and $20 for adults. Tickets can be purchased online.

The school’s theater department received an anonymous $1,000 matching donation from a local business to put on the show. Contributions to meet the matching donation can be made online.

For more information, call 203-762-0381, ext. 6205 for group information or reservation questions.