“Legally Blonde” Cast Share Insights with MS on Step Up Day
Eighth grade students got a glimpse at life at the Upper School during their “step up” day on Oct. 26, when they visited a few classes, explored the mLab, and attended a special performance of the Upper School musical “Legally Blonde.” Cast members spent a few minutes before the show sharing their experiences as performing artists at the Upper School.
Christian Erben ‘17, a St. Andrew’s “lifer” who’s been in school musicals since sixth grade, remarked at “the high caliber of these shows, they don’t look like your typical high school musical. I feel so blessed to create art in such beautiful facilities with such a creative staff.” She added, “Most importantly, this has given me a family and a support system for the past 4 years.”
Stone Mountain ‘18 said, “As a new kid this year, I felt really uncertain about what to expect, because I know auditions can get really cut-throat. But as soon as I walked in to my audition, I felt nothing but love and support, and now because of this experience I have 20 new friends. It’s such a special thing we have here, a safe, welcoming place to create art.”
Cason Doyle ‘18 admitted, “I’m a football player and the first year I had the option to do the musical, I didn’t do it and I regretted it. So I auditioned the next year and despite my having two left feet I got in! I’ve been doing something I love with some of my best friends, and I’ve been able to play football for one of the best coaches I've had and some of the best team mates. So if you’re unsure if you can do a fall sport and the musical, trust me when I say you can.”
The cast and crew hope to see many 8th graders audition for the musical next year when they're part of the freshman class!
Located in Austin, Texas, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is a private co-ed elementary, middle and high school for grades K-12. Students benefit from dedicated faculty, a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.