Road Trip! Legally Blonde Kicks Off Tour in Providence Sept. 21

News   Road Trip! Legally Blonde Kicks Off Tour in Providence Sept. 21 Becky Gulsvig is ambitiously blonde Harvard Law student Elle Woods in the national tour of Legally Blonde, which officially kicks off Sept. 21 at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Rhode Island.

Legally Blonde star Becky Gulsvig
Legally Blonde star Becky Gulsvig Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Award-winning choreographer Jerry Mitchell, who made his directorial debut with the Broadway musical, also directs and choreographs the tour. Performances will continue at the Providence venue through Sept. 28.

The touring company of Legally Blonde also features D.B. Bonds as Emmett, Natalie Joy Johnson as Paulette, Jeff McLean as Warner, Megan Lewis as Vivienne, Coleen Sexton as Brooke, Ken Land as Professor Callahan, Cortney Wolfson as Serena, Rhiannon Hansen as Margot, Crystal Joy as Pilar and Gretchen Burghart as Enid.

The ensemble comprises Sara Andreas, Joshua James Campbell, Nick Dalton, Ven Daniel, Alex Ellis, Jay Garcia, Spencer Howard, Paul Jackel, Sarah Marie Jenkins, Leslie McDonel, Brian Patrick Murphy, Mamie Parris, Stacey Sargeant, Tally Sessions, Josh Walden, Lauren Zakrin and Adam Zelasko.

Legally Blonde features a score by Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy: The Musical) and Nell Benjamin (Sarah, Plain and Tall), with a book by Heather Hach (the film "Freaky Friday").

James Sampliner serves as music director for Legally Blonde, with orchestrations by Christopher Jahnke. The production features scenic design by David Rockwell, costume design by Gregg Barnes, lighting design by Kenneth Posner and Paul Miller and sound design by ACME Sound Partners. The score includes "Omigod You Guys," "Serious," "What You Want," "Harvard Variations," "Blood in the Water," "Positive, "Ireland," "Chip on My Shoulder," "So Much Better," "Whipped into Shape," "Take It Like a Man," "Bend and Snap," "There! Right There!" "Legally Blonde," "Legally Blonde Remix" and "Find My Way/Finale."

Current tour dates for Legally Blonde include:

Providence, Rhode Island (Sept. 21-28, 2008 at the Providence Performing Arts Center)
Baltimore, MD (Sept. 30-Oct. 12, at the France-Merrick PAC)
Buffalo, NY (Oct. 14-19, at Shea's Performing Arts Center)
Rochester, NY (Oct. 21-26, at the Auditorium Theatre)
Boston, MA (Oct. 28-Nov. 9, at the Opera House)
Cleveland, OH (Nov. 11-23, at the Palace Theatre)
Schenectady, NY (Nov. 25-30, at Proctor's Theatre)
Philadelphia, PA (Dec. 2-7, at the Academy of Music)
Hartford, CT (Dec. 9-14, at the Bushnell Center)
Washington, DC (Dec. 16-Jan. 11, 2009, at the Kennedy Center)
East Lansing, MI (Jan. 13-18, 2009, at the Wharton Center)
St. Louis, MO (Jan. 20-Feb. 1, 2009, at the Fox Theatre)
Austin, TX (Feb. 2-8, 2009, at the Bass Concert Hall)
Houston, TX (Feb. 10-22, 2009, at the Hobby Center)
Des Moines, IA (Feb. 24-March 1, 2009 at the Civic Center)
Memphis, TN (March 3-8, 2009 at the Orpheum)
Orlando, FL (March 10-15, 2009, at the Carr PAC)
West Palm Beach, FL (March 17-22, 2009, at the Kravis Center)
Greenville, SC (March 24-29, 2009, at the Peace Center)
Naples, FL (March 31-April 5, 2009 at the Philharmonic Center)
Clearwater, FL (April 7-12, 2009, at Ruth Eckerd Hall)
Durham, NC (April 14-19, 2009, at the Durham PAC)
Charlotte, NC (April 21-26, 2009, at Ovens Auditorium)
St. Paul, MN (April 28-May 10, 2009, at the Ordway Center)
Chicago, IL (May 12-31, 2009, at the Oriental Theatre)
Pittsburgh, PA (June 9-14, 2009, at the Benedum Center)
Dayton, OH (June 16-21, 2009, at the Schuster Center)
Nashville, TN (June 23-28, 2009, at Jackson Hall)
Kansas City, MO (June 30-July 5, 2009, at the Starlight Theatre)
Atlanta, GA (July 14-19, 2009)
Dallas, TX (July 21-Aug. 2, 2009, at the Music Hall at Fair Park)
Ft. Worth, TX (Aug. 4-9, 2009, at Bass Performance Hall)
Los Angeles, CA (Aug. 12-Sept. 6, 2009 at the Pantages Theatre)
Costa Mesa, CA (Sept. 8-20, 2009, at the Orange County PAC)

Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals and Dori Berinstein produce the show on Broadway, in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber.

For more information visit legallyblondethemusical.com.

Becky Gulsvig in <i>Legally Blonde</i>
Becky Gulsvig in Legally Blonde Photo by Joan Marcus
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