Announcing the Summer 2023 Show!
May 30 – 31, 2023
(Callbacks June 2)
June 23 – July 13, 2023
(Squalicum High School)
July 13 – 16, 2023
(Squalicum High School)
What is this show about?
Elle Woods appears to have it all until her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Catchy songs and big dance numbers—like Bend and Snap!—make this musical so much fun! You don't want to miss it!
Who is the team for this show?
We have several arts educators and community members leading different areas of the show. More to be announced, but so far, these are the folks for our 2023 Show!:
Director: Jason Parker
Music Director: Connie Campbell
Technical Director: Tim Reinholtz
Managing Director: Jen Lois
Directors of Choreography: Marina "MC" Clever and Sam Grubbs
Who can help offstage with this show?
Crew roles are open to a wide variety of folks with interest and expertise in particular areas. We prioritize students in the Bellingham School District, and also welcome community members who can help with our needs! Please see our Production Program page for information or click on the link below to apply for a crew!
Who can audition for this show?
Students in Bellingham School District who will be in grades 9–12 in Fall of 2023
And, due to COVID's cancelation of so many opportunities in the past two years, we also welcome 2023 graduating seniors!
Is there a fee for this program?
There is no charge for crew, but we do charge each cast member $150 to help offset the cost of production. Please don't let this fee stop you from auditioning! We have some assistance funds to make this program financially accessible for all. Please note that our entire executive team is donating their time!
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit; you can find out more about our fundraising efforts by visiting our GoFundMe campaign, and you can also donate directly to our program anytime by clicking on our Donate tab.
Cast of Mamma Mia, summer 2022, photo credit SMTI
What are the important dates?
We will hold auditions in late May and begin our three-week intensive program in late June. Actors should plan to know their part on the first day of rehearsal with the goal of being off-book for dialogue and music by the end of the first week. Shows occur at the end of the three weeks.
Auditions will be held in the FORUM at Squalicum High School on the following days:
General Auditions (attend one session for the entire time slot):
Tuesday, May 30, 6:00–8:30pm
Wednesday, May 31, 6:00–8:30pm
Callbacks (as needed, announced Thurs):
Friday, June 2, 5:00–8:00pm
SMTI is a 3-week intensive program. That means we meet every weekday, and we have a few additional rehearsals scheduled as well! All rehearsals will take place at Squalicum High School. Dates and times for Summer 2023 are:
Monday, June 12
Meet and Greet
Cast: Music Run-Thru, 4:00–7:00
Crew: Orientation, 4:00–7:00
Friday, June 23
Rehearsal Day 1/Get Started
June 26 – July 7, Monday – Friday
Daily Rehearsals, Weeks 1 & 2
July 8 – July 9, Saturday & Sunday
Cast and Crew: (time TBA, but probably 10:00–3:00 for all)
July 10 – July 13, Monday – Thursday
Tech Week, Week 3
Cast and Crew: 10:00–5:00
July 13 – July 16, Thursday -- Sunday
Cast and Crew call time for evening shows: 5:30
Cast and Crew call time for matinees: 12:00
After the Last Show on July 16
Cast and Crew: 4:30--8:00
The program culminates in four shows over the course of four days. We perform in the theatre at Squalicum High School. Our show dates for 2023 are:
Thursday, July 13 @ 7:30
Friday, July 14 @ 7:30
Saturday, July 15 @ 7:30
Sunday, July 16 @ 2:00
You can also view these dates on our Calendar page: