CROSSVILLE, Tenn. – “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” an hilarious story of determination and self-empowerment, takes the stage July 20-Sept. 7 on the Mainstage at Cumberland County Playhouse, one of the top 10 rural theatres in the U.S.
Elle Woods seems to have the perfect life - she’s president of Delta Nu sorority and is expecting her boyfriend, Warner Huntington III to pop the question. But when Warner tells her he needs someone more serious and dumps her, Elle decides to take matters into her own hands. Followed by her chihuahua, Bruiser, and a “Greek Chorus” of sorority sisters, Elle sets off to take on Harvard Law School and win back Warner’s love. Once she arrives in Cambridge, she bonds with hairdresser Paulette, new friend Emmett, UPS deliveryman Kyle and fellow law student Enid Hoops. With trouble along the way from the intimidating Professor Callahan and scheming mean-girl Vivienne Kensington, will Elle be able to overcome her obstacles and prove that blondes can be both fashionable and brainy?
Ron Murphy is the show’s music director and Leila Jones is the choreographer with the book by Heather Hach. “Legally Blonde: The Musical” is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and film of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon. The score, by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, is a collection of witty, sparkling tunes including “So Much Better,” “Bend and Snap” and “Legally Blonde.”
The musical is sponsored by Stonehaus Winery and Fairfield Glade Resort, with additional support from ProMortgage, and is rated PG-13 for language and sexual references.
For tickets, call 931-484-5000 or visit www.ccplayhouse.com.
Tickets and information are also available for Southern Stars Symphonic Brass and other events.
All Cumberland County Playhouse productions are made possible through sponsor support, with additional support provided by the Tennessee Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Crossville Chronicle and Plateau Pediatrics.
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