Want to be a part of one of our shows? Auditions coming up. Cast of Legally Blonde tells all!

By: Michelle Saldivar

Hello actors!

I recently was able to chat with the very talented cast of our current, sold-out, Broadway series show, Legally Blonde the Musical, to learn more about their experience here at Osceola Arts.

Here is what they had to say:

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Takara Anderson (Elle Woods).

Takara Anderson (Elle Woods): “Playing Elle Woods has been rewarding in many ways.It has been a whirlwind experience. I have grown as an actor. It has been a joy to work with this cast. The cast has been nothing but positive and supportive of each other. Our director, Rusty Smith, has been amazing. Very encouraging and supportive in all ways. This is actually my first musical theater experience ever, so earning the lead role has been a joy and I love it.”

Lizzie Klem (Vivienne): “This experience has been pretty amazing. We have an amazing cast who have been great to work with. We have a lot of laughs backstage. This is my first show with Osceola Arts and they have been very welcoming to me. It has made the whole process really great.”


Takara Anderson (Elle Woods), Jasha Vaughn (Serena), Tara Osborne (Margot), Lorena Abreu (Pilar), and Ensemble.

Courtney Buck (Elle Woods US/Ensemble): “I have had an incredible experience. This cast has been so ridiculously supportive. I have done musical theater my entire life and I have never had this feeling of community as I have had here. This show has such positivity behind it that it is infectious. I am super excited to be a part of it. Snaps, you guys!”

Jasha Vaughn (Serena): “I am so happy to be back at Osceola Arts. My experience has been amazing and I am excited to be a part of this talented cast.”


Jasha Vaughn (Serena), Tara Osborne (Margot), and Lorena Abreu (Pilar).

Tara Osborne (Margot): “I am delighted to be returning to Osceola Arts’ stage. I have had a lot of fun playing Margot alongside this awesome cast.”

Lorena Abreu (Pilar): “I am so happy to be a part of this great cast. I have had a great time.”

JohnPaul Castrianni (Professor Callahan): “My experience has been very positive. For me, it’s been fun because I play a villainous character, so this is a role that was designed for me. It matches my personality. I look forward to the rest of the shows and hopefully to play this role again.”

Hopefully, hearing their experiences will inspire you to come and audition for one of our upcoming shows.

All roles are on a volunteer basis. For musicals, please prepare 16 bars of a song and be prepared to learn a dance/movement combination. An accompanist will be provided. For plays, you will be asked to participate in a cold read from the script.

Check out the audition dates below.

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Audition Dates: May 31 & June 1 at 6pm
Show Dates: July 31-August 16

Don’t forget to come to and see Legally Blonde the Musical and our Stage Left Series Show, Agnes of God, on their FINAL WEEKENDS starting today.

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