April 11-21, 2013
Directed by Paul J. Hustoles
Choreography by Paul Finocchiaro
Scene Design by John David Paul
Lighting Design by Sam Juhnke
Costume Design by David McCarl
The girls of Delta Nu.
Warner (Jake McInerney) takes out Elle (Callie Syverson) to break up
with her before going to Harvard Law School.
When Elle goes to Harvard Law herself, she brings
one friend, Bruiser, but soon makes more.
Once in the class of Professor Callahan (Robb Krueger), however, she quickly
discovers who her friends really are.
That includes Emmet Forrest (Sam Stoll).
It also includes Paulette (Emily Jansen) who is doing some
personal growth of her own, such as with Kyle (Josh Ardolf) the UPS guy.
Of course Paulette has some baggage (Devin Basart) to get rid of first.
All is made better with a new wardrobe...
...and a defendent, Brooke Wyndham (Bridgette Karl) to prove innocent.
And a courtroom with a shady witness, Chutney (Jaclyn Juola)
and a judge (Natavia Lewis), who is easily won over.
Which leads to a very happy ending. Oh my god!
Warner and Elle talk about the production in this video interview.
Legally Blonde is the story of a sorority-sister valley girl who goes to Harvard Law to get her boyfriend back, and ends up defying expectations
while staying true to herself. This musical is based on the film of the same name and the book written by novelist Amanda Brown.
The movie was released on July 13, 2001, directed by Robert Luketic and starring Oscar-winning actress Resse Witherspoon. It earned nearly
$142 million at the box office and won several awards, including the BMI Film Music Award (2002), Hollywood Makeup Artist and
Hair Stylist Guild Award for Best Contemporary Hair Styling (2002), MTV Movie Award (2002) to Resse Witherspoon for
Best Comedic Performance, Best Dressed, and Best Line, Teen Choice Award (2001) for Choice Movie of the Summer. It also spawn a sequel,
Legally Blonde 2: Red While and Blonde (2003), and a spin-off: Legally Blondes (2009).
The musical premiered at the Palace Theatre in New York City on April 9, 2007, starring actress Laura Bell Bundy in the lead role of Elle.
It ran for a total of 595 performances and earned over $78 million dollars, closing in October of 2008. Legally Blonde was nominated for 7 Tony
awards, including Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score and Best Actress in a Musical: Laura Bell Bundy. It was also nominated
for 10 Drama Desk Awards. The show toured the UK in 2012.
Legally Blonde opens Thursday, April 11 at 7:30 pm. It runs April 11-13 and 18-20 at 7:30 pm, with 2:00 matinees on April 20 and 21.
Tickets are going fast, so call now and get your blonde on!
Read more about it:
About the Film: http://www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1102/Legally-Blonde
Fun Trivia about the Film: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0250494/trivia
About the Musical: http://www.playbillvault.com/Show/Detail/9139/Legally-Blonde
See Broadway production photos: http://www.legallyblondethemusical.co.uk/funstuff/photos/broadwayproductionphotos.php
Photos by Paul J. Hustoles