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ONLINE PROGRAM
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL
music and lyrics by 
LAURENCE O'KEEFE and NELL BENJAMIN

book by HEATHER HACH

Presented by StoryBook's Student Intensive Program

Learn more about our program >

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com

The videotaping or making of electronic or other audio and/or visual recordings of this production or distributing recordings on any medium, including the Internet, is strictly prohibited, a violation of the author’s rights and actionable under copyright law. 

August 19 to
September 10, 2022

Tuesdays - Saturdays at 7pm

Sundays at 2pm

rated PG | 12+

running time 120 mins,
2-act musical

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presented in partnership with OCL Studios.

 
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SHOW SUMMARY

A fabulously fun award-winning musical based on the adored movie, Legally Blonde The Musical, follows the transformation of Elle Woods as she tackles stereotypes and scandal in pursuit of her dreams. Action-packed and exploding with memorable songs and dynamic dances - this musical is so much fun, it should be illegal!

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside down when her boyfriend Warner dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle ingeniously charms her way into the prestigious law school. While there, she struggles with peers, professors and her ex. With the support of some new friends, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

 

"The musical version of the film is a five-star fiesta."

– WhatsOnStage

"LEGALLY BLONDE is a Bright Testimony to the Power of Women and Importance of Self-Love"

– BroadwayWorld

RATING: PG | 12+ 
Read more about show ratings and recommendations >

 
 
Production Inclusion Statics

59% FEMALE/NON-BINARY
REPRESENTATION

57% MARGINALIZED REPRESENTATION

43% BIPOC
REPRESENTATION

33% LGBTQIA2S+
REPRESENTATION

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50% ON STAGE
65% OFFSTAGE

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60% ON STAGE
54% OFFSTAGE

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45% ON STAGE

43% OFFSTAGE

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45% ON STAGE
23
% OFFSTAGE

ABOUT THE CREATORS 

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LAURENCE O'KEEFE

Laurence O'Keefe received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his work on Legally Blonde. Larry thanks all Blonde producers and creative team. He won the Ed Kleban Award, the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award and a Jonathan Larson award for his music and lyrics. Off-Broadway credits: Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel, Richard Rodgers, Outer Critics' Circle awards), which has received 100+ productions worldwide; music for Sarah, Plain and Tall, lyrics by Nell Benjamin (touring with TheatreWorksUSA). Co-author with Nell Benjamin of Cam Jansen (Drama Desk nomination) and The Mice. Larry is a product of his education with the Harvard Krokodiloes, the Hasty Pudding Theatricals, the Harvard Lampoon and the Actors' Gang, but especially the incomparable Nell Benjamin.

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NELL BENJAMIN

Nell co-wrote the score to Legally Blonde, the Musical with composer Laurence O'Keefe, which received Tony Award nominations, Drama Desk nominations, and the Olivier and Helpmann Awards for Best Musical.

Nell wrote the lyrics to Mean Girls, which received multiple Tony Award nominations, including for Best Original Score and Best Musical.

Nell's play, The Explorers Club, won the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Off-Broadway Play, the Edgerton Foundation New American Plays Award, and an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation grant.

Nell has written book and/or lyrics for Pirates! (or Gilbert and Sullivan plunder'd), Sarah, Plain and Tall, Cam Jansen (Drama Desk-nominated), I Want My Hat Back, How I Became A Pirate, The Mice, Life of the Party and Because of Winn Dixie.

Upcoming musicals are: Huzzah!, Life of the Party, Dave. 

Television writing includes "Unhappily Ever After", Animal Planet's "Whoa! Sunday with Mo Rocca", "Electric Company", "Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris", "Ant & Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway", "Julie's Greenroom." 

Benjamin is the recipient of the Kleban Foundation Award and a Jonathan Larson Grant.

SONG LIST

ACT I

Omigod You Guys - Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar, and Ensemble

Serious - Elle and Warner

Daughter of Delta Nu - Serena, Margot, Pilar, and Ensemble

What You Want (Part 1) - Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Kate, Elle’s Dad, Elle’s Mom, Grandmaster Chad, and Ensemble

What You Want (Part 2) - Elle, Ensemble

The Harvard Variations - Emmett, Aaron, Enid, Padamadan, and Harvard Students

Blood in the Water - Callahan and Ensemble

Positive - Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar, and Greek Chorus

Ireland - Paulette

Ireland - Reprise - Paulette

Serious - Reprise - Elle and Warner

Chip on My Shoulder - Elle, Emmett, Greek Chorus, and Company

So Much Better - Elle, Greek Chorus, and Company

 

ACT II

Whipped Into Shape - Brooke, Callahan, and Company

Delta Nu Nu Nu” - Brooke and Elle

Take It Like A Man” - Elle, Emmett, and Salespeople

Bend and Snap” - Elle, Paulette, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Bend and Snap Guys, and Salon Folks

Gay or European?” - Elle, Callahan, Emmett, Brooke, Vivienne, Warner, Enid, Judge, Nikos, Carlos, and Company

Legally Blonde” - Elle and Emmett

Legally Blonde - Remix” - Vivienne, Elle, Enid, Brooke, Mr. Woods, Mrs. Woods, and Company

Scene of the Crime” - Elle, Judge, Serena, Margot, Pilar, and Company

Find My Way/Finale - Elle, Paulette, Emmett, and Company

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FROM THE DIRECTORS
 

We’re so honoured to have gotten to be at the helm of this incredible production of Legally Blonde! We met at Storybook Theatre doing their first production of Les Miserables in 2011 (in what feels in some ways like the precursor to the SSIP program). That experience prompted both of us to change our direction in life to pursue theatre. We’re so grateful to be able to gift that same experience we had to our amazing students!


Throughout the summer, we have been so inspired by the dedication, perseverance, and passion of our students. We know that they look forward to this program throughout the whole year, and getting to see how much fun they’ve had, the incredible friendships being forged, and the unbridled joy they bring to the room every day has shown us why programs like this are so important. Whether our students go on to be professionals or not, the skills and friendships they build putting up a show like this are unparalleled, and seeing the community they have built as part of this has been completely heartwarming.


We love this show. Like so much. “Don’t judge a book by its cover” is a cliche, yet this show continues to show the real impact that that judgement can have on people, and the power that a person can have when they are able to overcome the opinions of others and trust themselves. We see our students forging their own paths through life every day, and so admire the bravery that they show by choosing to be themselves. If there’s anything we hope that our students take from this show it’s this: fight every day to be yourself, and follow your heart, even if it leads you to unexpected places.

Cassie Doane & Joel Schaefer,

Co-Directors

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MEET THE CAST

Cast and some crew headshots by DANA PUGH PHOTOGRAPHY.

 
MEET THE TEAM

StoryBook would like to share our complete appreciation to OCL Studios, for donating their studio time for the cast recording sessions. Thanks to their generosity, support, and hard work, our cast was able to capture their beautiful voices, and safely record the magic of the show.  Check out OCL Studio's inspiring space >

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PARTNER SHOWCASE THANK YOU OCL STUDIOS

 
 
SUPPORTERS, DONORS & CONTRIBUTORS 

GOVERNMENT SUPPORTERS

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PRIVATE SECTOR SUPPORTERS

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MEDIA SUPPORTERS

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DONORS, SUPPORTERS & CONTRIBUTORS

Occasional Notes Productions
Calgary Arts Development
Paul Davies
Teresa O'Regan

 

Hesson Persaud

Corinne Spence

Anonymous Trust

 

THANK YOU TO...

THANK YOU TO... 

Cathy Handford
Jessica Roney
Jody Low
Krista Willott
Kennedy Chan
Dax Andrews
Terese Capili

Hayley Waldenberger'JJ PenerandaDebbie MacDonald & Charley

Maria Carrier and Tink