The Muny production of Legally Blonde The Musical plays the outdoor St. Louis venue beginning July 25. Get a sneak peek of the production, which continues through July 31, in the rehearsal video footage above.
Maggie Burrows directs with choreography by William Carlos Angulo, associate choreography by Shanita Talmor, assistant choreography by UJ Mangune, and music direction by Lon Hoyt.
The cast features Kyla Stone as Elle Woods, Fergie L. Phillipe as Emmett Forrest, Patti Murin as Paulette, Sean Allan Krill as Professor Callahan, Hayley Podschun as Brooke Wyndham, Kelsey Anne Brown as Margot, Gabi Campo as Serena, Kerri George as Enid, Khailah Johnson as Pilar, Dan Tracy as Warner Huntington III, Olivia Kaufmann as Vivienne Kensington, Mackenzie Bell as standby for Paulette and Brooke Wyndham, Gregory Lee Rodriguez as standby for Emmett Forrest, and Dave Schoonover as standby for Professor Callahan.
Rounding out the company are Andrés Acosta, Angela Birchett, Veronica Sofia Burt, Shea Coffman, Taylor Marie Daniel, Abigail Isom, Sydney Jones, Emily Madigan, UJ Mangune, Alora Tonielle Martinez, Adelina Mitchell, Natalia Nieves-Melchor, Ben Nordstrom, Liam Pearce, Gabriel Reyes, Matt Rivera, Cristina Sastre, Rochelle Scudder, Christopher De’Shawn Tipps, Julien Valme, and Ricky and Myrtle as, respectively, Bruiser and Rufus. The company is joined by the Muny Teen youth ensemble.
Legally Blonde has music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin and a book by Heather Hach.
The production also has scenic design by Tim Mackabee, costume design by Leon Dobkowski, lighting design by Rob Denton, sound design by John Shivers and David Patridge, video design by Hannah Tran, wig design by Liz Printz, and animals by William Berloni. The production stage manager is Matthew Lacey.
The season also includes The Color Purple, running August 3–9; and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, running August 12–18.
Legally Blonde choreographer Angulo's steps to the musical's "Legally Blonde (Remix)" for the theatre's season-wide dance audition became a viral dance challenge on TikTok earlier this year.
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