Elle Woods coming to Sydney 2012

Orange will be the new pink in Sydney when hit Broadway and West End musical Legally Blonde opens in 2012.

It was announced today that Sydney has secured the Australian Premiere of the award-winning Broadway and West End sensation Legally Blonde the Musical. Producers Howard Panter and John Frost announced that Legally Blonde will open at Sydney’s Capitol Theatre in mid-2012 with the assistance of the NSW Government through Events NSW and the City of Sydney.
 
Howard Panter, founder of The Ambassador Theatre Group, the largest theatre group in the West End and the UK with 39 Theatres, said, “I’m very pleased to be bringing Legally Blonde to Australia with John Frost. This all singing, all dancing, feel good musical comedy continues to be a huge hit in London following its Broadway premiere season. I know Australia will fall in love with this wonderful musical and its heroine Elle Woods. Following the success of Guys and Dolls, The Rocky Horror Show and West Side Story, I wanted to produce another musical in Australia and I’m excited that it will be Legally Blonde.”
 
Australian Co-producer John Frost said, “I saw Legally Blonde in the West End last year and immediately fell in love with it. It is 100% pure entertainment, and will fit beautifully into the Capitol Theatre, Sydney’s leading theatre venue. I’m delighted to be working with Howard Panter for the first time, and we are thrilled that the NSW Government NSW Government through Events NSW will assist us to bring Legally Blonde to Sydney, along with support from the City of Sydney. As Australia’s leading city, Sydney is fast becoming the home for musicals in Australia, with shows like Wicked doing huge business, and attracting the Premiere of the musical Doctor Zhivago in 2011.”
 
Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde the Musical was created by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). Legally Blonde will take you from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with musical theatre’s new stage heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser).The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!
 
During its first year on Broadway in 2007, Legally Blonde earned seven Tony Award nominations, 10 Drama Desk Award nominations and an Outer Critics’ Circle Award. The show also ranked in the top 10 for the most requested Ticketmaster "Arts & Theatre Events" for 2007. Since it opened at London’s Savoy Theatre at the end of 2009, Legally Blonde has been a smash hit sell-out success.
  
LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Credits
Jerry Mitchell - Director and Choreographer
Laurence O’Keefe - Music and Lyrics
Nell Benjamin - Lyrics and Music
Heather Hach - Book Writer
David Rockwell - Scenic Design
Gregg Barnes - Costume Designer
Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller - Lighting Designers
Acme Sound Partners - Sound Designer
Christopher Jahnke - Orchestrations
Howard Panter and John Frost - Producers
 
 

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Photo: Sheridan Smith in the London production of Legally Blonde

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AUDITIONS?

How do you audition for this, is there any info out?
This is totally a dream come true! Been waiting for ages!

Legally Blonde Casting

The Cast of LEGALLY BLONDE will includes Christie Whelan as Elle Woods, Rob Mills (Emmett), Helen Dallimore as Paulette, Paul Bishop as Professor Callahan, Chris Durling as Warner, Kylie Minogue as Vivienne, Esther Hannaford as Brooke, Pippa Grandison as Enid, Penny McNamee as Serena, Teagan Wouters as Margot & Nancy Denis as Pilar.

The ensemble comprises Renee Armstrong, Lockhart Brownlie, Danielle Cook, Lucy Durack, Alexander Ellis, Caity Fowler, Nicholas Gledhill, Melanie Hawkins, Andrew Hazzard, Scott Irwin, Heath Keating, Liam Mcilwain, Turanga Merito, Cle Morgan, Rebecca Tapia, Romina Villafranca.

Swings: Tim Campbell, Nathan Derrick, Liz Stiles, Tim Campbell.

This cast list is a total

This cast list is a total joke f.y.i

It's someones 'dream team' of sorts. I mean please, "Kylie Minogue as Vivienne" ??????? bahahaha

Casting?

Not sure where this cast list came from but it is completely made up. Just so you know.

OMG

OMG, OMG, OMG Dance Extreme has been waiting for this to come out!!! WOHOO finally!!! I can't wait!! This is such a great musical so hopefully with all the talent we have here in Australia the cast will be ALL Aussie!!
Miss Lise

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Sydney is fast becoming the home for musicals in Australia? Haha.

HAHA! Who are they kidding?

HAHA! Who are they kidding? somehow because they score Legally and Dr. Z they're topping us on shows like Poppins, Wicked, West Side, Love Never Dies, Xanado and Hairspray? haha

Hah! I laughed at that

Hah! I laughed at that too!

Melbourne shall always be the home for musicals in Australia :)

HAHAHA this is crazy!

HAHAHA this is crazy! Melbourne is the capital for musical theatre, always has been. In fact Melbourne is the capital of everything except the country. IT BETTER BE COMING TO MELB!