BRMS Student to be Featured in Local Performance
She will be performing in 'Legally Blonde the Musical' with the Pebble Players.
She is only 13 years old, but Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School student Victoria Moran has landed a dual role in a local performance of “Legally Blonde the Musical.”
“I am most looking forward to the production and seeing how it comes together in the end,” she said, “and seeing how the audience reacts during my performance.”
At the performance at The Oakes Center in Summit, Moran will be playing the roles of Kiki the Colorist and a member of the Sorority Delta Nu Ensemble.
The show is based on the movie, and is the story of Elle Woods, who decides to follow her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School in order to win him back.
Moran will be performing with The Pebble Players, a performing arts group she has worked with before.
“This is a big accomplishment since the auditions were opened up to anyone who is 12 to 19 years old,” said Victoria’s mother, Cheri Moran. “A lot of talented kids came out to audition, some of whom did not even make it to callbacks.”
Victoria Moran said she decided to audition because of how difficult the program is to get into.
“Plus, ‘Legally Blonde’ is my favorite musical,” she said. “I thought it would be fun and a great way to meet new friends.”
Moran currently trains under the direction of Annie Forgione, the owner of Annie’s Playhouse at the School of Performing Arts in Far Hills. And Moran worked hard to prepare for the audition itself.
“I prepared with my vocal coach, Steven Bednasz from Annie’s Playhouse in Far Hills, for the last couple of months,” she said. “And I also performed the song that I auditioned for in front of about 75 people at my private vocal recital.”
For Moran, she has experience performing and loves all of it. She has performed in “Once Upon a Mattress,” as well as a cabaret called “Dinner on Broadway” for the Pebble Players. And, she said, she was part of the Bridgewater-Raritan Middle School drama club.
And this is not just the beginning for Moran—she wants to continue in the performing world for the future. In the spring, she said, she will be auditioning for the Somerset County Vocational & Technical High School to continue her education in theater in high school.
Moran said she hopes to turn this into a future career.
“I want to become a famous pop singer and work for Disney World as a performer,” she said.
The performance dates are Nov. 9, Nov. 10 and Nov. 11, as well as Nov. 16, Nov. 17 and Nov. 18.
Tickets are available at pebbleplayers.org.