Omigod, You Guys! Legally Blonde The Musical On Stage at Beck Center
Beck Center for the Arts presents Legally Blonde The Musical on the Mackey Main Stage, July 6 through August 12, 2012. This award-winning Broadway hit musical was based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the MGM major motion picture, Legally Blonde, starring Reese Witherspoon. With music and lyrics by top-of-their-class creative team Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin and book by Heather Hach, Legally Blonde The Musical was nominated for seven Tony Awards including Best Score and Best Book of a Musical. Show times for Beck Center’s production are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays.
Don’t underestimate Elle Woods, a college sweetheart, homecoming queen, and not-so-dumb blonde who doesn't take no for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone “more serious," Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before – Harvard Law School. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style. This feel-good musical comedy is “like, omigod you guys” a dream come true. The verdict? This much fun shouldn’t be legal!
Directed by Beck Center’s artistic director, Scott Spence, with musical direction by Larry Goodpaster and choreography by Martín Céspedes, Legally Blonde The Musical stars Caitlin Elizabeth Reilly as sorority sister Elle Woods. Northeast Ohio audiences may remember Reilly as the gum-chewing, bubble-blowing Suzy in The Marvelous Wonderettes earlier this season at Beck Center. Reilly appears courtesy of the Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the union of actors and stage managers.
Legally Blonde The Musical also features a cast of 30 actors and two dogs – a Chihuahua named Betty Davis and a bulldog named Miss Otto. Heather Wentz of All Star Animal Training in Parma Heights has been working with the dogs to get them ready for their stage debut at Beck Center.
Tickets for Legally Blonde The Musical are $28 for adults, $25 for seniors (65 and older), $17 for students (with valid ID), and $10 for children (12 and under). An additional $3 service fee per ticket is applied at the time of purchase. Preview Night on Thursday, July 5, is $10 with general admission seating. Group discounts are available for parties of 13 or more. Purchase tickets online at beckcenter.org or call Customer Services at 216.521.2540, ext. 10. Beck Center is located at 17801 Detroit Avenue in Lakewood, just ten minutes west of downtown Cleveland. Free onsite parking is available.
Beck Center’s production of Legally Blonde The Musical is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI) and is sponsored by Brilliant Electric Sign Co., Ulmer & Berne LLP, Cox Communications, the Ohio Arts Council, and Cuyahoga Arts and Culture.
Beck Center for the Arts is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that offers professional theater productions, arts education programming in dance, music, theater, visual arts, early childhood, and creative arts therapies for special needs students, and gallery exhibits featuring regional artists.