Stages St. Louis Legally Blonde to Star Michelle London, Ben Nordstrom and Heather Jane Rolff
By Adam Hetrick
Michelle London will star as Elle Woods in the Stages St. Louis production of the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde, which will begin performances July 19 at the Kirkwood Civic Center.
Michael Hamilton directs the musical that has music and lyrics by both Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy: The Musical; Cam Jansen and the Curse of the Emerald Elephant; Sarah, Plain and Tall) and Nell Benjamin (Cam Jansen; Sarah, Plain and Tall; The Mice) and a book by Heather Hach (the film "Freaky Friday"). It will run through Aug. 18.
In addition to London (Wicked, Grease!), the cast will feature Ben Nordstrom (Footloose, Next Fall) as Emmett Forrest, Heather Jane Rolff (Shrek) as Paulette, as well as Becca Andrews (Kate/Chutney), Stephen Barnowski (Lowell/Baliff), Adam Brown (Jason/Kiki), Melinda Cowan (Margo), Patch David (Nick), Brandon Davidson (Warner Huntington III), Laura Ernst (Boutique Manager/Elle's Mom/Whitney), Gaby Gamache (Leilani), Joe Grandy (Grandmaster Chad/Carlos), Scott Guthrie (Pforzheimer/Dewey/Kyle), Nicolette Hart (Shandi/Brooke Wyndham), Austin Hohnke (Aaron/Guard), Brittany Rose Hammond (Gabby/Mousey Client/Stenographer), Steve Isom (Elle's Dad/Winthrop/T.V. Reporter), Julia Johanos (Serena), Erik Keiser (Padamadan/Nikos), Jonathan Kwock (Paul), Natalie Newman (Cece/D.A. Joyce Riley), Shannon O'Boyle (Vivienne Kensington), Pamela Reckamp (Courtney/Judge), Sarah Rolleston (Pilar), Kathleen Rooney (Kristine) and Katy Tibbets (Enid Hoopes).
The creative team includes Rusty Mowery (choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (musical direction), James Wolk (scenic design), Lou Bird (costume design), Matthew McCarthy (lighting design) and Stuart M. Elmore (orchestral design).
For tickets phone 314-821-2407 or visit stagesstlouis.org.
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