Legally Blonde
The Musical

Michael Hoskins Centre, TAS - May 2015

Director - Nick Sinclair
Musical Director - Bruce Menzies
Choreographer - Melissa Killen

Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin. Book by Heather Hach. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. By arrangement with Hal Leonard Australia Pty Ltd. Exclusive agent for Music Theatre International (NY)

DIRECTOR’S NOTE

Omigod You Guys! The show you are about to watch or have just watched or are currently not watching as you are reading the program, has been an incredible learning curve that has made me truly appreciate the talent we have in the New England area.

I could not have asked for a great cast and creative team to help me bring to life ‘Legally Blonde’! The many hours spent dreaming, creating and rehearsing have finally paid off in this fantastic production that, unlike other musicals, doesn’t take itself so seriously. I don’t want you to leave pondering the true meaning of life or things of that magnitude. This musical is a whole bunch of fun and an escape into a world where dogs are family, sisterhood is forever, all mailman are Irish dancers and being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Due to unforeseen circumstances our male lead had to leave our production and I was required to step into the role. It has been a delight getting to direct and act in this magical show.

I apologise to those who expected real dogs but trying to get a Chihuahua and a French Bulldog to sit, back and not poo everywhere would have used up almost all of our budget. I have to thank so many amazing people so please see the entire page dedicated to them near the end of the program.

MUSICAL NUMBERS

Act I

Overture – Orchestra
Omigod You Guys – Elle, Serena, Margot,Pilar and Company
Serious – Elle, Warner
Daughter of Delta Nu – Serena, Margot, Pilar and Company
What you Want – Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Kate, Elle’s Parents, Grandmaster Chad and Company

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

Blood in the Water – Callahan, Aaron, Enid, Elle, Vivienne and Company
Positive – Elle, Serena, Margot, Pilar and Greek ChorusIreland – Paulette

Ireland (Reprise) – Paulette
Serious (Reprise) – Elle, Warner

Chip on my Shoulder – Elle, Warner, Greek Chorus
Run Rufus Run – Elle, Emmett
So Much Better – Elle, Greek Chrous and Company

Act II

Entr’acte – Orchestra

Whipped Into Shape – Brooke, Callahan and Company
Delta Nu Nu Nu – Brooke, Elle

Take It Like a Man – Elle, Emmett and Company
Bend and Snap – Elle, Paulette, Serena, Margot, Pilar, Greek Chorus, Bend and Snap Guys, Salonfolk
There! Right There! – Elle, Callahan, Emmett, Brooke, Vivienne, Warner, Enid, Judge, Nikos, Carlos and Company

Legally Blonde – Elle, Emmett
Legally Blonde Remix – Vivienne, Elle, Enid, Brooke, Elle’s Parents and Company
Scene of the Crime – Elle, Judge, Serena, Margot, Pilar and Company
Find My Way/Finale – Elle, Paulette, Emmett and Company
Bows – Orchestra and Company

CAST

Elle: Lauren Bale, Emmett: Nick Sinclair, Paulette: Jenny Roff, Warner: Will Smidt, Vivienne: Ruth Strutt, Callahan: Greg Balcombe, Brooke:  Jocelyn Harris, Serena: Andrea Watts, Margot: Georgia Seymour, Pilar: Lana Howlett, Enid: Emily Waldron

Ensemble: Anna Gayner, Anna Ingham, Bridget-Grace Driver, Carol Elder, Claudia Martin, Clint Berry, Duncan Carmichael, Ethan McAlister, Geneva Stocker, Hiroko Scott, Jess Burey, Kyle Donnan, Lindy Hardman, Lisa Quast, Marsha Schaefer, Matthew Whittingham, Melissa Killen, Neil Horton, Nick Martin, Peta Bale, Rachel Horton, Ryan O'Connor, Shah Biffin, Xanthe Barratt

BAND

Conductor: Bruce Menzies, Bass: Steve Thorneycroft, Guitar: Ed Ryan, Drums: Chris Bradley, Keyboard: Robyn Bradley, Elizabeth Ryan, Percussion: Phil Oxley, Reed: Jane Growns, Caitlyn Pengilly, Trumpet: Georgie Chorley, Will Smith, Horn: Al Finco, Violin: Andreas Basoglou

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director: Nick Sinclair

Musical Director: Bruce Menzies
Choreographer: Melissa Killen
Producer: Neil Horton
Assistant Musical Director/Repetiteur: Robyn Bradley
Stage Management: Alex Robson, Daniel Coffey, Pam Menzies

Technical Director: Anthony Carlon
Lighting Operators: Jock Campbell, Will Forsyth
Follow Spot Operators: James Dunham, James Wood
Sound Assistant: Maree Puxty, Carolyn Shepherd
Costumes: Nicole Munday, Vanessa Harwood

Props: Pam Menzies, Crystal Brunyee
Hair: Lindy Hardman
Make-up: Sharyn Donnan
Set Design: Anthony Killen, Melissa Killen, Nick Sinclair
Construction and Engineering: Pat Bradley
Construction Crew: Bramm, Anthony Carlon, Mark Cooper, Dale Cundy, Waine Grafton, Neil Horton, Anna Ingham
Quick Change Artist: Claire Baker, Melissa Killen
Publicity: Marney Tilley
Poster/Programme: Matthew Whittingham
Front of House: Peter Crick with Annie Abbott, Mark Cooper, Terrie Crick, Anne Cunningham, Rene Dasey, Kerrie Faint, Jean Freer, Michael Gibson, Anne Keoghan, Fay Paris, Grace Paris, Margaret Sims, Garry Slocombe, Robyn Slocombe, Marney Tilley

THANKS

The Armidale School, Armidale Central, Armidale City Signs, Armidale Computer Bank Inc, BooBooks, Crystal Brunyee, Cath Botha, Carr’s NewsXpress, Warwick Dunham, Evans Printing, Hanna’s, Image2Dye4, Bruce and Narelle Jackson, Anthony Killen, Killen Furniture, O’Connor Catholic College, Rocket’s Resources, Leanne Roobol, TAS Hoskins Centre, TAS Music Department, University of New England, Glenn Watson, Sarah Watson, Susanna and Ellie Wales, The Wicklow Hotel