Legally Blonde – the fun-loving, energy-packed musical closes out the 2012-13 season at the Erie Playhouse August 9 -25.
Based on the 2001 movie, and Amanda Brown’s novel of the same title, Legally Blonde defines the message about being true to yourself and not judging people by their packaging. With music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach, the musical is about Elle Woods, a perky sorority president from Malibu who’s “signature color” is pink, as is the play’s.
Elle follows her snobby ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and, after some setbacks, triumphs when she abandons her halfhearted stabs at dressing in navy blue and proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style – nor does the power of pink!
The cast is led by Leah Johnson as the delightfully vibrant Elle Woods. Kelly Rodland steps perfectly into the character of the deliciously cheap and brassy Paulette – Elle’s hairstylist/confidant, with Evan O’Polka turning on the charm as Emmett the scruffy law graduate who helps Elle fulfill her potential. Ken Brundage is the unscrupulous Professor Callahan, with Jesse Yates as Elle’s self-absorbed boyfriend, Warner. The role of Warner’s social-climbing fiancé, Vivienne, is ably filled by Jessica Dearbeck. A dynamic group of powerhouse singers and dancers round out the cast.
Legally Blonde is under the direction of Richard Davis, with Alex Slaughter handling vocal direction and Patrick Rose music direction. Angela Howell handles costume design and Joe Hassler scenic and lighting design.
Legally Blonde – a sparkling confection filled with plenty of high voltage song and dance numbers. A cupcake overflowing with flamboyant fun! The perfect summertime treat!
SHOW DATES & TIMES
August 9 & 10, 15-18, 21-15
Premiere Weekend Performances August 9 & 10 – all seats $15.00
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
All Adults $15.00 & $22.00, Students $13.50 (includes tax and facility fee)
The Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. Erie, Pa.
Box Office: 814-454-2852 ext 0