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'Legally Blonde' musical hits the road

Sept. 21, 2008 at 5:15 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Sept. 21 (UPI) -- A musical stage production of the movie "Legally Blonde" is heading out on a U.S. tour.

The theater publication Playbill said the production from director and choreographer Jerry Mitchell was starting its tour Sunday at the Providence (R.I.) Performing Arts Center.

The production, which will run at the Rhode Island venue through next Sunday, stars actress Becky Gulsvig as the comedy's lead character, Elle Woods.

"Blonde" tells the tale of a young woman who attempts to overcome the stereotypes of blonde women by attending Harvard Law School. The lead part was played in the 2001 movie by actress Reese Witherspoon.

Among the songs in the theater production of the light-hearted story are "Harvard Variations," "Blood in the Water" and the appropriately-titled Legally Blonde Remix."

Variety said the production's score was created by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, while Heather Hach created a screenplay and Christopher Jahnke is controlling orchestrations.

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