Legally Blonde at Palisade High School

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PALISADE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- Some students in the Grand Valley are putting the final touches on a production that opens this week.

The students of Palisade High's drama department will present Legally Blonde.

The students first started working on the show last summer, before the school year even started.

The story follows a girl from California, Elle, who follows the love of her live to Harvard law school. She learns that she can be more than just blonde.

Dozens of students are involved.

Matt Doty, Palisade High's choral director, said it gives an opportunity for students to grow.

"With every single show that we do, we try to find something different that will spark their interest, as well as grow them intellectually, so they become better people," he said.

"It's a's an achievement," said Lacey Salazar, who plays a member of Elle's personal Greek chorus. "To be able to feel the environment from the audiences it's like...wooooo!"

"To be able to give someone something that they'll probably never see that exact same way again is my favorite part of it," said Charlee Hawkins, who plays another member of the Greek chorus.

The show runs Jan. 12, 13, and 14 at Palisade High school, beginning at 7:00 each night.

Doty said the rehearsals are fun when everyone gets together.

"I get pure joy as I watch [the students] them grow, from maybe not having any background whatsoever in the world of music theater, and they grow to be singer, dancers and actors," Doty said. "Hopefully they grow to have an appreciation for the music genre."

Tickets are available at the door: $12 adults, $10 seniors, $8 students.

Call for more information 970-254-4800.

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