PHILADELPHIA — Walnut Street Theatre concludes its thrilling 210th season with the award-winning Broadway hit, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL.
Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, the high-energy musical began previews on May 14, opened May 22, and continues through July 14.
Based on the smash hit movie, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL follows the transformation of Elle Woods from a pink-loving SoCal sorority girl to a Harvard law student, all on her own terms. In this new production of the fabulously fun, award-winning Broadway musical, the blonde heroine tackles all obstacles, and educates all on staying true to their dreams through rousing songs and dynamic show-stopping dance numbers.
Inspired by the success of Amanda Brown’s novel, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM) brought Legally Blonde to the big screen in 2001. The movie was a box-office smash, grossing over $40 million in its first month. The movie inspired a 2003 sequel and the Broadway smash, LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL.
Richard Stafford returns to the Walnut as director and choreographer of LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL. In addition to directing and choreographing last season’s production of Mamma Mia!, Stafford’s previous Walnut credits include direction and choreography for Saturday Night Fever, Sister Act, Memphis, Curtains, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Beauty and the Beast,and Cats, as well as choreography for La Vie en Bleu, Evita, and The Goodbye Girl. On Broadway, Stafford was choreographer for In My Life, associate choreographer for Aspects of Love, and dance supervisor for Cats. His work has been seen on the national tours of Cats(director/choreographer), My Fair Lady (choreographer) and Joseph...Dreamcoat (choreographer), as well as numerous regional and international stages.
LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICALruns at the Walnut May 14 –July 14. Open captioning will be available for the 7 p.m. performance on Sunday, June 9. ASL and audio described performance will be held Wednesday, July 3. This production is sponsored by TD Bank, Robert and Louise Harman, and Richard Mitchell and Marna Carlton. Media Partners are 6abc and Metro. For tickets and information, call 215-574-3550 or 800-982-2787. Tickets are also available online 24/7 by visiting www.WalnutStreetTheatre.org or Ticketmaster.