Blondes, blondes, blondes
FREMONT – Fremont Community Theatre is to present the Teen Theatre production of “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” at 8 p.m. June 27-29 and 2 p.m. June 30.
The musical is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Anita Loos. The show originally opened on Broadway in 1949, running for 740 performances, starring Carol Channing. Many may be familiar with the movie adaptation starring Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell in 1953. The songs “Bye, Bye Baby” and “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” were introduced in this musical.
“Gentleman Prefer Blondes” is the story of a blonde woman from Little Rock, Lorelei Lee (Alexis Schmidt of Clyde), who knows how to get her way especially with men. Lorelei and her friend, Dorothy Shaw (Leah Marty, Clyde), set out on a voyage to Paris to snare wealthy husbands on a luxury cruise.
The potential suitors they meet on the voyage are played by Joey Magnuson of Fremont, Avery Gerwin of Gibsonburg and Matt Gerber and Josh Marty of Clyde.
Other featured characters are the steward (Kristopher Krotzer of Gibsonburg), the French inspectors (Cyrus Foos of Gibsonburg and Ryan Book of Woodville), the Follies girls (Ally Brown, Jessica Holland and Leah Darr, all of Fremont) and the wealthy female passengers (Delilah Foos of Gibsonburg and Riara Holland of Fremont).
The ensemble is composed of Ben Davies, Gibsonburg; Kyleigh Harrison, Bettsville; Connor Rettenmund and Mackenzi Shaull Babcock, Clyde; Kayla Hunter, Fostoria, Ember Ollom, Katie Magnuson, Corey Wise, Sam Berlekamp, Jacob Hasselbach, Abby Havice, Rachel Hofacker, Alyssa Huffman, Autumn Ollom and Madison Smith, all of Fremont.
This production features teens who attend Fremont Ross, Fremont St. Joe, Gibsonburg, Clyde-Green Springs, Elmwood, Woodmore, St. Wendelin and Bowling Green State University.
All seats are $10. To make reservations, call (419) 332-0695 for visit fremontcommunitytheatre.org.