Legally Blonde The Musical Creative
Louis Bernice (Director/Choreographer): Louis is honored to be making his OLT directorial debut with Legally Blonde. Louis earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey and is a trained dancer in jazz, contemporary, theatre/Broadway, belly dance, and hip-hop. You can find Louis performing daily for this fourth grade class as well as serving as the director of the Lodi High School Drama Club. Some previous directorial projects include Anything Goes, In the Heights, Mame, and The Mystery of Edwin Drood. He would like to thank his family and friends for their unwavering support. Thank you Brendan, Amy, and Oliver, you are truly a superstar dream team to work with. Thank you to the cast of Legally Blonde for finding “it in your spirit” to share your talent and tell this story with me. It is a treat and a dream to work with you all.
Musical DirectorRyan McCann
Ryan is quite happy to be working with Old Library Theatre for the first time. Ryan has played piano for 20 years and has a Bachelors Degree in Music Education from Westminster Choir College. During the day, Ryan works at Lodi High School where he teaches choir, music theory, and piano classes and is also the Assistant Music Director of the drama program. There, he has taught the vocal music and played piano for The Mystery of Edwin Drood, The Addams Family, Sweet Charity, and In the Heights. He has also played in the pit for community theatre productions of Little Shop of Horrors and Pippin. Ryan would like to thank his family for supporting him because he’d never be where he is today without them. Ryan would also like to thank the whole cast, Amy, Brendan, Oliver, and Louis for being an amazing team to work with on his first OLT production. Break a leg all (just not your own)!
ProducerBrendan Joel Bartlett
Brendan is OLT’s Vice President and once upon a time he was OLT‘s House Manager and Publicity Chair. Brendan has directed Ave Q, Aida and Side Show for OLT. Thank you Juniper assisted living for giving me off. I’m thrilled to work with Louis, Oliver, Ryan, Rach and my new bff Amy on this project. Brendan would be thrilled if you listened to his podcast “The Worst Thing You’ve Ever Done” on Spotify and Apple Podcasts.
Amy is thrilled to make her producing debut at Old Library Theater with Legally Blonde! She was previously seen on stage in OLT's production of Urinetown and currently serves on the executive board as Communications and Membership Manager. Huge thanks to the amazingly talented cast and crew for making this such a wonderful experience. Now everyone, take your break.
Emotional Support Rehearsal DogArchie Kurfist
Archie is new to the theater world, but he feels truly at home with his Legally Blonde family. He has loved spending time with the cast at rehearsal.
Stage ManagerAllison Hancox
Allison has previously stage managed productions of Into the Woods, Noises Off, Wait Until Dark, Sweat, & Once Upon a Mattress, to name a few. They are honored to be stage managing this production and would like to thank Louis Bernice, Amy Kurfist, & Brendan Bartlett for the opportunity to do so. They would also like to thank Rachel Rives for assisting them, as well as the rest of the cast and crew for their hard work and dedication.
Costume DesignerNell White
OLT InternRachel Rives
Rachel is a senior and is a part of her high school’s class council and cheer team. Although she’s never graced her school with her presence on stage, she’s taken headshots for their All School Production’s playbill. She has also taken photos and written an article for Saddle River magazine. She is so positively excited to be interning with Old Library Theatre after being in their production of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof seven years ago. And as for the rest of you, welcome to the middle.