When: Sept. 13-29 2012
The popular 2001 movie Legally Blonde, featuring Reese Witherspoon, is a clever entertainment, and it’s not that big a surprise that it made the grade on Broadway as a commercially pitched musical. That original production featured music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach, and starred actress/singer and budding Nashville country star Laura Bell Bundy as Elle Woods. It eventually spawned major national and international tours, and also won a 2011 Olivier Award for Best New Musical. Keeton Theatre’s new effort is headed up by director Kate Adams and musical director Ginger Newman, and features Keeton newcomer Taylor Tracey in the lead, with support from Stephen Michael Jones, Darin Richardson, Sims Lamason and Jamie London.