PHOTO EXCLUSIVE: "So Much Better!" Behind the Scenes With Stages St. Louis' Legally Blonde Star Michelle London

Michelle London is starring as Elle Woods in the Stages St. Louis production of the Tony Award-nominated musical Legally Blonde. She shares photos from backstage and around town as she nightly rises from sorority superstar to legal ace.

Michael Hamilton directs the musical that has music and lyrics by both Laurence O'Keefe (Bat Boy: The Musical; Cam Jansen and the Curse of the Emerald Elephant; Sarah, Plain and Tall) and Nell Benjamin (Cam Jansen; Sarah, Plain and Tall; The Mice) and a book by Heather Hach (the film "Freaky Friday"). It will run through Aug. 18.

In addition to London (Wicked, Grease!), the cast features Ben Nordstrom (Footloose, Next Fall) as Emmett Forrest, Heather Jane Rolff (Shrek) as Paulette, as well as Becca Andrews (Kate/Chutney), Stephen Barnowski (Lowell/Baliff), Adam Brown (Jason/Kiki), Melinda Cowan (Margo), Patch David (Nick), Brandon Davidson (Warner Huntington III), Laura Ernst (Boutique Manager/Elle's Mom/Whitney), Gaby Gamache (Leilani), Joe Grandy (Grandmaster Chad/Carlos), Scott Guthrie (Pforzheimer/Dewey/Kyle), Nicolette Hart (Shandi/Brooke Wyndham), Austin Hohnke (Aaron/Guard), Brittany Rose Hammond (Gabby/Mousey Client/Stenographer), Steve Isom (Elle's Dad/Winthrop/T.V. Reporter), Julia Johanos (Serena), Erik Keiser (Padamadan/Nikos), Jonathan Kwock (Paul), Natalie Newman (Cece/D.A. Joyce Riley), Shannon O'Boyle (Vivienne Kensington), Pamela Reckamp (Courtney/Judge), Sarah Rolleston (Pilar), Kathleen Rooney (Kristine) and Katy Tibbets (Enid Hoopes).

The creative team includes Rusty Mowery (choreography), Lisa Campbell Albert (musical direction), James Wolk (scenic design), Lou Bird (costume design), Matthew McCarthy (lighting design) and Stuart M. Elmore (orchestral design).

For tickets phone (314) 821-2407 or visit