Theatre Victoria musical performances limited to one week

'Legally Blonde: The Musical' lead actress says performances are 'amazing'

VICTORIA, Texas – The upcoming Theatre Victoria musical shows for one week only. The lead actors from the upcoming Theatre Victoria production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical” joined us on Community Crossroads.

Show dates for “Legally Blond: The Musical” are limited to one weekend and all performances will be at the Victoria ISD Fine Arts Center.

Thursday, July 29, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
Friday, July 30, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 31, 2021 – 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, August 1,  2021 – 2:00 p.m.

Theatre Victoria musical shows for one week only.

The following is a transcript:

Carolina Astrain: Hello, and thank you for joining us for Community Crossroads. I’m Carolina Astrain. Here’s a look at what’s coming up on this week’s show. We meet the stars of the upcoming local production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” We also hear from the Cuero I.S.D. Education Foundation, the City of Victoria, and the Victoria I.S.D. about community surveys and meetings we need to know about. First, we welcome, Loria and Caden, welcome to Community Crossroads.

Loria Rose: Thanks. We’re excited to be here.

Astrain: And so talk to me about what it’s been like to work on “Legally Blonde: The Musical.” What fun!

Rose: Yeah, it’s been a great time. We have worked really hard and it feels like it has gone by really quickly, but I think we’re, you know, ready to roll. We’re excited. It’s been a blast so far. I think we’re just eager to perform now. Yeah.

Astrain: And were you all fans of the movie before coming on for the musical?

Rose: 100 percent.

Astrain: What scene are you most excited about recreating?

Rose: I think the last scene for me when she finally comes into the courtroom and as presenting herself as her own lawyer for the first time, I think for me, that’s probably my height of the show. What do you think?

Caden Thomas: Yeah. I think one of my favorites… is kind of our intimate moment that the audience kind of gets to see and… kind of finally see each other in a different light than we see them for the first part of the show. So, it’s an intimate moment between the two of us and it’s, it’s a lot of fun to do on stage. Yeah.

Astrain: Well, very cool. And I’m excited about the musical numbers. That’s new to people who have seen the movie, but maybe not the musical.

Rose: Yes. And they are, I mean, wild is an understatement. Maybe a lot of the dancing is, is, I mean, it’s amazing, but it is like high intensity, huge impact. It’s going to be awesome.

Astrain: And I know we’re still in the midst of the pandemic and fortunately with the rise in vaccinations, um, you know, we’re able to have performances again. What has it been like preparing for a show this way?

Rose: Well, I think we are all just grateful that we have the opportunity to do anything. Cause I mean, we have not had that chance in a really long time. I mean, obviously, there’s a lot of caution that goes into it and a lot of, um, behind the scenes prep, but for me, it’s just, I’m grateful that we get to do anything.

Thomas: Yeah and lucky for us, most of the cast is vaccinated. So we have been able to rehearse unmasked and, um, kind of have a sense of normalcy with this rehearsal process.

Astrain: What does that feel like as performers after a year of just waiting?

Rose: Relief. Yeah. I would say a huge relief. You kind of feel like, oh gosh, I’m finally able to do what I love to do and not be panicked about it.

Thomas: It’s also a little strange, honestly, coming into a rehearsal process and not having to wear masks and being that close with people. And you know, it feels strange after a year of having to wear masks everywhere and stay away from people. And so it’s, it’s been a little weird.

Astrain: Definitely. I feel that way at the grocery store, even though you never reaching that percentage where it feels safe enough to be on mass, but we have to stay on guard. And I know that this is different from our normal Theater Victoria shows it’s only for one week.

Rose: Yes. It’s one weekend and it’s at the Victoria Fine Arts Center.

Astrain: Excellent. I love the fine arts center. It’s a big stage. So you really needed it for the technical.

Rose: Yes. Yeah. It’s huge. And so it’s been, we’ve just moved in there not too long ago this week. Yeah, and it’s changed the game even a little bit for us now we have different energy and a different expectation now that we’re in a new environment and it’s been great.

Astrain: And what are y’all looking forward to about, you know, the final days of rehearsal when things we need polishing down?

Rose: Right now I think it’s just tightening up loosens and making sure everything is exactly where it needs to be. But I feel like, in the final days of rehearsal, we will just have so much more anticipation because it’s been so fun so far that we are just eager to do it for people. You know, they haven’t seen things in a while, either we’re excited to perform, but we are more excited for people to get to experience it with us.

Astrain: Very cool. Well, if you don’t have your tickets already, here is the information you need to know. If you want to go, go ahead and call 361- 570-TKTS. TheatreVictoria.org is also a great resource. You don’t want to miss it. It’s only for one weekend. And so get yourself over to the website and find out how you can catch a show. And coming up, we also hear from Ashley Scott Director of Communications and Public Relations for the Victoria I.S.D., don’t go anywhere.

Theatre Victoria musical shows for one week only.