Theatre Under The Stars’ production of “Legally Blonde – The Musical” makes its debut tomorrow at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Houston.
It will run through Feb. 22.
Based on the popular movie, the musical tells the story of sorority girl Elle Woods.
When her boyfriend dumps her for someone more “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu sorority girl has gone before – Harvard Law School.
In its first year on Broadway, “Legally Blonde – The Musical” earned seven Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Desk Award Nominations, a Outer Critics Circle Award and the chorus of the musical was honored by Actors’ Equity Association’s Advisory Committee on Chorus Affairs with the first ever ACCA Award.
Becky Gulsvig, the Elle understudy in the original Broadway cast, is Elle Woods on tour.
Fans of the MTV reality show “Legally Blonde The Musical: The Search for Elle Woods,” will recognize two familiar faces in the tour casting. Third runner-up Rhiannon Hansen plays Elle’s best friend Margot and fourth runner-up Lauren Zakrin is an ensemble member and understudies the role of Elle.
The reality show represented the musical’s second venture with MTV. In the fall of 2007, MTV aired “Legally Blonde – The Musical” in its entirety to stellar ratings and was subsequently nominated for two 2007-`08 Daytime Emmy Awards.
As on Broadway, Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell is the director and choreographer. Music and lyrics are by both Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book is by Heather Hach.
Tickets for “Legally Blonde – The Musical” start at $32 and are available by phone at 713-558-8887 or outside the Houston area at 888-558-3882. Tickets can also be purchased at the Theatre Under The Stars Box Office or on-line at www.tuts.com.
An audio-described performance is available Sunday, Feb. 22 at 2p.m.; open captioning on Sunday, Feb. 22 at 7:30p.m.
The Hobby Center is wheelchair accessible.
Group discounts are available for 15 or more by calling 713-558-8888 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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