Young Mama Rose Nabs Legally Blonde Tour

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Omigod you guys! Remember Hannah Rose DeFlumeri? She's the high school student who grabbed the role of Mama Rose in Gypsy by the horns and garnered almost 10,000 hits on Youtube in less than a month with her rendition of "Rose's Turn." (PlayBlog fanned the flame linked the video in this space.)

Rose is apparently an auspicious middle name for the 18-year-old actress. Looks like Playbill.com staffers weren't the only people watching her on loop. Casting directors for the new non-Equity tour of Legally Blonde the Musical, which is set to launch early this fall, were also smitten.

DeFlumeri told Playbill.com that she was called to audition after representatives at Dave Clemmons casting saw her performance on Youtube. "I was called back twice, and a half an hour after the last audition, [they] called me and offered me the job," she said.

DeFlumeri landed the role of Vivienne Kensington, the uptight New England blueblood who steals the hunky and politically-aimed Warner away from plucky law student Elle Woods.

"It was seriously surreal and I could not be happier to be given this opportunity," DeFlumeri said of landing the role. Rehearsals begin in August and audiences can catch the 18-year-old actress nationwide starting this fall.

DeFlumeri was slated to attend Ithaca College this fall where she intended to major in musical theatre, but she will now defer her enrollment for a year while honing her skills as a professional actress. Prior to her departure with Legally Blonde, DeFlumeri will be belting out the role of Eponine in Les Miserables in Richfield, CT, with a youth theatre organization.

In case you missed it, here's her rendition of "Rose's Turn." We're including her performance of "Everything's Coming Up Roses," because that seems to be the case with the young actress.

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