Marathon High School students are gearing up for what director Lynn Cox calls “The most ambitious production we’ve ever undertaken.”

PG-rated “Legally Blonde,” which shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7 p.m. at Marathon High School (tickets are $10), has the biggest set and the most musical numbers ever performed under her direction.

“This is my eighth show at the school,” Cox said.

The musical is based on the Broadway play and 2001 movie in which Elle Woods is dumped by her boyfriend and follows him to law school.

Marathon senior Ariana Patterson plays Elle in her last drama club production. She’s been in every play and musical since she was in sixth grade and said it has been an “amazing journey.”

“Ariana adapted the Broadway choreography that we purchased and I’m really proud of her,” said Cox. “She knows everybody’s lines and everyone’s dances plus her own.”

She thanks the students, parents and community members who helped build the set over the last three months.

“They’ve been here, more or less, three nights a week working on this set,” she said. “That’s been really special for me, personally.”

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