Vicksburg Theatre Guild kicks off season with musical

Published 5:56 pm Saturday, July 28, 2018

Jilted by her boyfriend because she is not the kind of girl a fellow who will be attending Harvard Law School needs to marry, Sigma Nu president Elle Woods decides to prove otherwise.

To demonstrate she can be “Mrs. Right,” she enrolls at the Ivy League school, all in the name of love.

“Legally Blonde The Musical” opened Friday night at the Parkside Playhouse Theatre, kicking off the Vicksburg Theatre Guild’s 2018-19 season.

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Directed by Sarah Goss, the musical is based on the novel “Legally Blonde” by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film that starred Reese Witherspoon of the same name.

“This is an incredibly funny show. It’s got a great story and I love the music in it,” Goss said.

The musical follows the life of Woods upon entering Harvard Law School, while also portraying her struggles with peers, professors and her ex.

“But with the support of new friends,” Goss said, “Elle eventually realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.”

Goss said the cast has been rehearsing for the show for the past two months.

“However, planning began about six months ago,” she said, to account for set design, props and costumes.

There are 30 cast members performing in the production and leads are Amy Crews as Woods, Eric Johnson as Emmett Forrest, Clarissa Walker as Paulette Buonofonte, Eleana Davis as Vivienne Kensington and Andrew Cochran as Professor Callahan.

Also performing in lead roles are Tyler Gardner as Warner Huntington III, Genevieve Rushing as Brooke Wyndham, Celeste Constancio as Enid Hoopes, Nikki Ciciora as Serena, Peyton Pierce as Margot and Kathryn Goss as Pilar.

“We also have a crew of seven that work backstage and in the light and sound booth,” Goss said.

“Legally Blonde The Musical” has more than 20 production numbers that will be performed throughout the show.

“ ‘Oh My God, You Guys!’ is so upbeat and fun,” Goss said, adding that the opening number is one of her favorites.

Also, she said she likes, “Legally Blonde,” which she described as a beautiful and heart wrenching duet.

“And everybody who’s seen the movie remembers the “Bend and Snap!” Goss said. Additional performances of “Legally Blonde The Movie” will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Parkside Playhouse Theatre, 101 Iowa Ave.

Shows will also be offered beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and Saturday, Aug. 4 and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5.

Tickets are $20, $15 for ages 65 and older and $10 for ages 12 and younger and are available at the VTG box office.

For more information, call 601-636-0471 or visit

About Terri Cowart Frazier

Terri Frazier was born in Cleveland. Shortly afterward, the family moved to Vicksburg. She is a part-time reporter at The Vicksburg Post and is the editor of the Vicksburg Living Magazine, which has been awarded First Place by the Mississippi Press Association. She has also been the recipient of a First Place award in the MPA’s Better Newspaper Contest’s editorial division for the “Best Feature Story.”

Terri graduated from Warren Central High School and Mississippi State University where she received a bachelor’s degree in communications with an emphasis in public relations.

Prior to coming to work at The Post a little more than 10 years ago, she did some freelancing at the Jackson Free Press. But for most of her life, she enjoyed being a full-time stay at home mom.

Terri is a member of the Crawford Street United Methodist Church. She is a lifetime member of the Vicksburg Junior Auxiliary and is a past member of the Sampler Antique Club and Town and Country Garden Club. She is married to Dr. Walter Frazier.

“From staying informed with local governmental issues to hearing the stories of its people, a hometown newspaper is vital to a community. I have felt privileged to be part of a dedicated team at The Post throughout my tenure and hope that with theirs and with local support, I will be able to continue to grow and hone in on my skills as I help share the stories in Vicksburg. When asked what I like most about my job, my answer is always ‘the people.’

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