April 24 - May 4, 2014
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Based on the Novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Motion Picture
Main Stage Series
Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre
OMIGOD, You Guys! The international award-winning hit Legally Blonde The Musical is coming to Connecticut Repertory Theatre. College sweetheart and homecoming queen Elle Woods can handle anything. So when her boyfriend, Warner, dumps her for someone “serious” she decides to follow him to Harvard Law School and win him back. Case closed. With some help from newfound friends and her Chihuahua Bruiser, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and celebrating what you’ve got! Legally Blonde The Musical, based on the hit film starring Reese Witherspoon, will be directed and choreographed by Gerry McIntyre, winner of the 2013 Connecticut Critics Circle Award for Best Choreography for CRT’s production of Hairspray. Legally Blonde The Musical is the most fabulous musical around. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!
CRT Behind The Scenes: Meet LEGALLY BLONDE Director/Choreographer Gerry McIntyre
Vincent J. Cardinal – Artistic Director
Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
And what’s wrong with that?
I’d like to know…
- Paul McCartney
Last season dealt with the pressures our youth face when coming of age in a political landscape of hyper polarized rhetoric. It was challenging, tragically prophetic, and ultimately uplifting, but about half way through the season one of our subscribers asked, “Can’t we see a play about something simple like love?”
This season we bring you six stories that are about the wonderful simplicity – and the awesome complexity — of love.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre
CRT, part of the School of Fine Arts at the University of Connecticut, is the professional producing arm of the Department of Dramatic Arts. CRT stages an array of the best in theatre, from classic plays and musicals to premieres of the latest contemporary work, featuring some of the nation’s finest theatre professionals on stage with the department’s most promising students. The synergy between professionals and advanced student artists creates extraordinary theatre and a unique learning environment.