Legally Blonde: the Musical
Book by Heather Hach
Music and Lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Photo Creds: Abigail Dillard
Vivienne: "'William Shakespeare wrote: "To thine own self be true. And it must follow as the night, the day. Thou cans't not then be false to any man.' I believe this wise statement best applies to a woman. A blonde woman. For the past three years, she taught me, and showed us all, that being true to yourself never goes out of style. Ladies and gentlemen, your valedictorian, Elle Woods."
Due to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic, the performance was canceled.
Act Two opens with fitness guru Brooke Wyndham demonstrating her latest workout video. Brooke has been accused of murdering her husband, and the legal team, which includes the newly engaged Warner and Vivienne, must go and investigate. Brooke and Elle make a connection, due to both being from Delta Nu, and Brooke informs her that she is being framed as she was getting liposuction at the time of the incident. Elle promises to keep her dreadful secret and think of another way out. Elle’s loyalty quickly annoys the legal team, who turn their backs on Elle and Emmett. Taking him to a department store, she gives Emmett a fabulous makeover.
At Paulette’s salon, a very hunky UPS delivery guy arrives with a package, and the sorority sisters come to help teach Paulette to bend and snap to win her man. Unfortunately, she tries but accidentally knocks him out!
Meanwhile, Brooke’s trial is underway and her pool boy gives evidence about his love affair with her. She profusely denies, and after Elle performs the bend and snap in front of him, she realizes that he must be gay. Rushing to tell Callahan, she realizes that nobody believes her, Emmett then takes to the floor for questioning, getting him to admit that he is in fact gay and has not been having an affair with Brooke.
As the legal team celebrates their win, Warner is dismissive of Elle’s success and is reprimanded by Callahan, who sends him away to buy coffee. As the others leave, Callahan kisses Elle, which is seen by both Warner and Vivienne, who misread the situation.
Elle decides to say farewell to Paulette but is convinced to put on her best pink dress and parade into the courtroom. Brooke then fires Callahan and takes on Elle as her attorney, with the help of Emmett. Brooke’s stepdaughter Chutney takes to the stand, informing the Judge that she stepped out of the shower and saw Brooke standing over the dead body of her father. Elle quickly spots an error in the story, and the scene transforms into the bathroom where the crime took place. Elle tells the court that Chutney could not have been in the shower, as her perm was still intact.
Celebrating Elle’s success, Warner gets down on one knee and proposes to her. Although that is why she originally went to Harvard, Elle realizes that she has changed. The action moves to three years later, with Elle Woods as valedictorian at her graduation. She proposes to Emmett, who accepts, and we see that everyone has a happy ending, apart from Warner.