October 2015 - Let Us Entertain You - Legally Blonde


Photos by Randy Talley

Legally Blonde, the first musical of Albuquerque Little Theatre’s 86th Season might sound less amazing than it really is. A fabulously fun, international award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde! The plot follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes, snobbery, and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. This action-packed musical explodes on the stage with memorable songs and dynamic dances. Equal parts hilarious and heart-warming, this musical is so much fun it should be illegal!

Virginia Asbury plays Elle Woods, the Malibu sorority sister who, after being dumped by her aspiring politician boyfriend, Warner (Stafford Douglas), for not being “serious” enough, uses her underestimated intelligence to get into Harvard Law School to impress him. Far from her comfort zone, Elle is suddenly a misfit, who, with the help of new friends Emmett (Bryan Durden), a teaching assistant with a working class background, and Paulette (Courtney Awe), a down-on-her-luck hairdresser, finds her true calling in life (hint: It’s not Warner). Also guiding her is a “Greek chorus” made up of her UCLA sorority sisters, who only she (and later Paulette) can see. Her biggest foils are Harvard elite mean girl Vivienne (Angelique Felice), who also happens to be Warner’s Jackie O-like girlfriend, and the agenda-driven Professor Callahan (Chris Armijo).

The creative team is made up of Bill Potenziani (Director), Peter Bennett (Choreographer), Shelly Andes (Music Director), Nick Tapia (Stage Manager), Sharon Garassino & Meg Novick (Costume Designers), Ryan Jason Cook (Lighting and Sound Designer), Vic Browder (Set Designer) and Debra Miller (Props Designer).

Legally Blonde opens October 9th and runs through November 1st. Performances will be at Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW. Curtain times and ticket prices can be found at

www.albuquerquelittletheatre.org.

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