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LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL Cover to original cast recordingMusical in 2 Acts. Book by Heather Hach and music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin, based on the Amanda Brown novel and the 2001 film of the same name. pre-Broadway tryout at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco in early 2007 Opened Palace Theatre, New York - 29 April, 2007 SYNOPSIS Valley girl Elle Woods, a fashion merchandising student and president of the UCLA chapter of (fictional) Delta Nu sorority applies for and, against all odds, wins admission to Harvard Law School in the hope she can convince narcissistic ex-boyfriend Warner Huntington III, who dumped her for "serious" Vivienne Kensington, that theirs was a relationship worth salvaging. As she pursues her quest clad in her traditional pink ensembles and with her chihuahua, Bruiser, in town, she astonishes the student body and the faculty with her unabashed audacity and naiveté but wins their respect and admiration - and the love of fellow law student Emmett Forrest - when she tries and wins a murder case (thanks to knowing well the principles and recommended care of a permanent wave), proving to one and all that being true to yourself never goes out of style and may even help you win the day. STORY: ACT ONE The curtain rises on Delta Nu Sorority House at University California, Los Angeles. Here, we find the Delta Nu sisters preparing for the arrival of their sorority president Elle Woods. The house is abuzz with rumours that Elle's long-time boyfriend, Warner Huntington, plans to propose at dinner. When Elle doesn't appear, the girls frantically rush to the Old Valley Mall where we finally meet Elle. She has found the perfect dress for Warner's proposal and she celebrates with her sisters. As evening falls, we find Elle and Warner enjoying a romantic dinner by candlelight. While Elle anxiously awaits the proposal, Warner explains that it's time to get serious and take the next step…by breaking up. He doesn't believe she is serious enough about her future. Elle, upset and embarrassed, is shocked by this revelation and storms out. It has now been twelve days, and Elle is still holed up in her bedroom eating milky ways. After an argument breaks out between the girls, Elle emerges to stop the madness and comes across the latest issue of Town & Country where, to her surprise, she sees a wedding picture of Warner's brother, Peyton Huntington, and his new wife Muffy Vanderbilt. It is then that she realizes that Warner is looking for someone like Muffy – a girl who is serious, lawyerly and wears black when nobody's dead. Elle devises a plan to join Warner in Cambridge by applying to Harvard Law School, much to the dismay and scepticism of her parents. With a qualifying LSAT score of 175, Elle bursts into the Harvard admission offices to deliver her own 'personal essay' – a full marching band, a squad of cheerleaders, and the declaration that she is doing this for love. Swayed by her belief in love, the admission officers accept Elle's application and enrols her into Harvard Law School. We move to halls of Harvard where Emmett Forrest, an alumni and teaching assistant, is addressing a group of first-year law students. Here, we meet an assortment of characters that enjoy discussing their success and