The Story
Legally Blonde
Music & Lyrics
LAURENCE O'KEEFE & NELL BENJAMIN

Book
HEATHER HACH
This musical which is based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 MGM film of the same name. Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone "serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. Along the way and with her chihuahua Bruiser in tow, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

PHOTOS
Original Broadway Production
Artworks/ Posters

VIDEOS
Becky Gulsvig leads the 2009 touring company in a performance of 'So Much Better' at the Tony Awards.

MUSIC
Find My Way
Laura Bell Bundy & Company
Original Broadway Cast Recording

THE STORY

ACT ONE

The overjoyed girls of UCLA's sorority Delta Nu, led by Margot, Serena, and Pilar, celebrate the imminent engagement of Warner Huntington the Third, to their blonde sorority president, Elle Woods ("Omigod You Guys"). The girls send Elle off to dinner with Warner, where he tells Elle that he needs someone more "Serious" ("Serious") and breaks up with her. Elle is devastated and sulks for twelve days ("Daughter of Delta Nu") but comes up with a plan to win back Warner after seeing a picture of his brother's fianc?e, someone serious, lawyery and who wears black when nobody's dead ("What You Want"). She decides to chase Warner to Harvard, to show him that she can be serious. With help from Delta Nu sister Kate, Elle studies for the LSATs, missing all spring semester parties in the name of love. In place of writing a personal essay, Elle bursts into the Harvard admission offices with Margot, Serena, Pilar, a squad of male cheerleaders and the entire UCLA marching band to prove that she is Harvard material. Despite first being turned down, she is ultimately accepted after revealing that she's motivated by love.

Elle's snobby classmates disapprove of her attire, and the only person who is willing to help her out is the law teaching assistant, Emmett Forrest ("The Harvard Variations"). However, he can not protect her in class with the blood-thirsty Professor Callahan ("Blood in the Water"). Elle, being under-prepared, gets kicked out of class by Vivienne Kensington, who happens to be Warner's new girlfriend. This tragedy summons the apparitions of the sisters of Delta Nu, who, acting as a greek chorus visible and audible only to Elle, tell her to be "Positive". Elle, deciding that being blonde is a problem, heads to the salon The Hair Affair, where she meets beautician Paulette who tells Elle that when she is down, she puts on her favorite CD, and dreams of "Ireland". At the Hair Affair, Vivienne gives Elle a surprise invitation to a "costume party". Paulette sends Elle off with a costume for the party, her positivity and blonde hair still intact ("Ireland Reprise").

Walking into the party as a Playboy bunny, Elle realizes that she has been tricked by Vivienne into thinking it was a costume party, but, with courage, Elle seeks out Warner in an effort to win him back ("Serious Reprise"). Warner still does not take Elle seriously. Elle runs away from the party, only to run into Emmett. Emmett is un-moved by Elle's love problems, due to the fact that he has had a difficult, self-run life. He tells her that she has to buckle down and study. He slowly gets Elle to re-examine her priorities until she defeats Warner in a classroom discussion ("Chip on My Shoulder"). Warner and Vivienne win two of Callahan's coveted internship positions, and Warner proposes on the spot in front of Elle. Before Elle's heart can break, Emmett shows her the internship list. Below the names of Vivienne, Warner, and Enid is the name "Elle Woods" ("So Much Better").


ACT TWO

Callahan, Emmett, and the four interns are studying the jump rope workout video of their newest client, fitness mogul Brooke Wyndham ("Whipped into Shape"). Brooke's stepdaughter, Chutney, is accusing Brooke of murdering Brooke's much older husband. Callahan and the interns visit Brooke in jail, but are unable to extract an alibi from her, until she is alone with Elle. Elle recognizes Brooke as a former Delta Nu member. Swearing Elle to secrecy, Brooke reveals her alibi: she was getting liposuction on the day of the murder. Not willing to betray her Delta Nu trust, she asks Callahan to trust her when she says that she is innocent. Callahan then releases his rage on Emmett. Emmett begs Elle to break her promise. Elle refuses, but then offers to help impress Callahan in a different way by taking Emmett to a department store ("Take It Like a Man"). The results impress both of them.

Back at the Hair Affair, Elle is getting a manicure when in walks the sexy new UPS man, Kyle. Paulette is nothing short of stunned, but she is too shy to talk to him, believing that she has nothing to offer. As she bends down to pick up the package, however, Margot, Serena and Pilar are summoned by Paulette's amazing "Bend and Snap", now visible not only to Elle but also to Paulette. The sorority girls tell Paulette to use the bend and snap on Kyle, but when she does, after his return to look for his stylus, she accidentally breaks his nose.

On the third day of Brooke's trial, Brooke's pool boy, Nikos Architacos, shocks the court by claiming to have an affair with Brooke. Brooke denies it, and Elle believes her. Elle tries the bend and snap, twice, in front of Nikos and gets no response. Elle concludes that he is gay, while Callahan believes him to be simply European ("There! Right There!"). It is revealed by Carlos, Nikos' boyfriend, that Nikos is gay and European.

Later that night in Callahan's office, the interns celebrate Elle's skill. However, after dismissing Emmett and the other interns, Callahan kisses Elle, earning himself a slap. It is then revealed that Callahan only hired Elle to be "blonde arm candy," and he fires her. As a heartbroken Elle is left stunned in the office, Warner and Vivienne, who both saw the kiss, though Vivienne pushed Warner out of the way before he could see the slap, enter. Warner believes Elle is sleeping her way to the top and makes a joke on her expense, upon which Vivienne tells him to shut up and they both leave. Elle gives up on law school and love and prepares to go home against Emmett's asking her to stay ("Legally Blonde").

Elle heads to the Hair Affair to say good-bye to Paulette, but before she can leave, Vivienne reveals herself from under a hair drier and convinces Elle otherwise ("Legally Blonde Remix"). Confident again, she puts on a pink dress and leads a parade back to the courtroom, picking up her parents, Margot, Serena and Pilar along the way, who unexpectedly showed up to watch her in person. The last person they pick up is Kyle, who takes a liking to Paulette. Back at the trial, Brooke fires Callahan and hires Elle while Emmett, a licensed lawyer, supervises. Chutney goes to the witness stand and her testimony is damning, but Elle triumphs by revealing Chutney's lie with her knowledge of hair maintenance. Chutney accidentally confesses that she was the one who killed her father, believing him to be Brooke, because she hated having a mother younger than herself. Elle's victory is so great, that Warner proposes to her, having been dumped by Vivienne. Elle kindly refuses, claiming to have been changed by the experience ("Find My Way").

Three years later, Elle ends up as the valedictorian of her class. Paulette tells the audience that Enid practices family law, Vivienne is training for the Peace Corps, and Warner quits law school to pursue a modeling career. Callahan ran for governor but was defeated, and his wife hired Emmett to handle their divorce. Paulette married Kyle, had two kids, and is pregnant with a third. They live in Worcester and Paulette bought a new salon. At the end of the graduation ceremony, Elle proposes to Emmett, and Emmett accepts.

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CAST & CREATIVES
Creative
Producer HAL LUFTIG, FOX THEATRICALS, DORI BERINSTEIN, JAMES L. NEDERLANDER, INDEPENDENT PRESENTERS NETWORK, ROY FURMAN, AMANDA LIPITZ, BROADWAY ASIA, BARBARA WHITMAN, FWPM GROUP, RUTH HENDEL, CHERYL WIESENFELD, HAL GOLDBERG, DAVID BINDER, JAMES D. STERN, DOUGLAS L. MEYER, STEWART F. LANE, BONNIE COMLEY, ROBERT G. BARTNER, MICHAEL A. JENKINS, ALBERT NOCCIOLINO, WARREN TREPP
Direction JERRY MITCHELL
Musical Staging JERRY MITCHELL
Orchestrations CHRISTOPHER JAHNKE
Scenic Design DAVID ROCKWELL
Costume Design GREGG BARNES
Lighting Design KENNETH POSNER & PAUL MILLER
Sound Design ACME SOUND PARTNERS
Cast
Elle Woods LAURA BELL BUNDY
Warner Huntington III RICHARD H. BLAKE
Vivienne Kensington KATE SHINDLE
Emmett Forrest CHRISTIAN BORLE
Professor Callahan MICHAEL RUPERT
Paulette ORFEH
Brooke Wyndham NIKKI SNELSON
MUSICAL NUMBERS
ACT ONE

Omigod You GuysMargot, Serena, Pilar, Delta Nu's, Elle Woods, Shopgirl and Manager
SeriousWarner Huntington III and Elle Woods
Daughter of Delta NuMargot, Serena, Pilar, Kate and Delta Nu's
What You WantElle Woods, Margot, Serena, Pilar, Kate, Mom, Dad, Grandmaster Chad, Winthrop, Pforzheimer, Lowell, Delta Nu's and Company
The Harvard VariationsEmmett Forrest, Aaron, Enid, Padamadan and Harvard Students
Blood in the WaterProfessor Callahan and Company
PositiveElle Woods, Margot, Serena, Pilar and Greek Chorus
IrelandPaulette
Ireland (Reprise)Paulette
Serious (Reprise)Elle Woods and Warner Huntington III
Chip on My ShoulderEmmett Forrest, Elle Woods, Greek Chorus and Company
So Much BetterElle Woods, Greek Chorus and Company


ACT TWO

Whipped Into ShapeBrooke Wyndam, Professor Callahan and Company
Take It Like a ManElle Woods, Emmett Forrest and Salespersons
Bend and SnapElle Woods, Paulette, Serena, Margot, Pilar and Salonfolk
There! Right There!Elle Woods, Professor Callahan, Emmett Forrest, Brooke Wyndam, Vivienne Kensington, Warner Huntington III, Enid, Judge, Nikos, Carlos and Company
Legally BlondeElle Woods and Emmett Forrest
Legally Blonde RemixVivienne Kensington, Enid, Elle Woods and Company
Omigod You Guys (Reprise)Elle Woods and Company
Find My Way/FinaleElle Woods, Paulette and Company

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