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Book by

LAURENCE O’KEEFE and NELL BENJAMIN

HEATHER HACH

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture Original Production by Hal Luftig, Fox Theatricals, Dori Berinstein, James L. Nederlander, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, Amanda Lipitz, Broadway/Asia, Barbara Whitman, FWPM Group, Hendel/Wiesenfeld, Goldberg/Binder, Stern/Meyer, Lane/Comley, Bartner-Jenkins/Nocciolino, and Warren Trepp. Produced in association with MGM Onstage, Darcie Denkert and Dean Stolber. Featuring DANNY BERTAUX ERICA CLARE MATTHEW CRAWFORD SAMN HUFFER TREY T. KISKA EMILY LENTZ AHJAH PROM JAMES TARRANT JOSEPH WAEYAERT LAURA WALLING MEGAN WEST with

JOEY BANIGAN SARAH BIGGS CHELSEA BONDARENKO JAIMIE LEA KISKA MELISSA ANN MARTIN ZACHARY NORTON ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. EMILY L. SERGO JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE and

LEAH BEBEE as Elle Woods

Music Direction by

Choreography by

JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE

DEE BUCHANAN

Direction by

BILL KISKA Legally Blonde is presented through special arrangement with MUSIC THEATRE INTERNATIONAL (MTI) 421 West 54th Street • New York, New York 10019 • Tel: 212.541.4684 • www.MTIShows.com

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THE CAST

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(In order of appearance) Margot ..............................................................................................................................................CHELSEA BONDARENKO Serena...................................................................................................................................................................... SARAH BIGGS Pilar ........................................................................................................................................................................JOEY BANIGAN Bruiser ...............................................................................................................................................LANA (HOOVER-KISKA) Elle Woods .............................................................................................................................................................. LEAH BEBEE Saleswoman ..................................................................................................................................... MELISSA ANN MARTIN Store Manager ............................................................................................................................................. LAURA WALLING Warner Huntington, III ....................................................................................................................... ZACHARY NORTON Kate .......................................................................................................................................................................... EMILY LENTZ Elle’s Dad .............................................................................................................................................................SAMN HUFFER Elle’s Mom ..................................................................................................................................................... LAURA WALLING Grandmaster Chad .......................................................................................................................................... TREY T. KISKA Winthrop .............................................................................................................................................................SAMN HUFFER Lowell ................................................................................................................................................. MATTHEW CRAWFORD Phorzheimer ................................................................................................................................................. JAMES TARRANT Emmett ............................................................................................................................................ JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Aaron Schultz ................................................................................................................................. MATTHEW CRAWFORD Sundeep Padamadan........................................................................................................................... JOSEPH WAEYAERT Enid Hoopes ........................................................................................................................................................ MEGAN WEST Vivienne Kensington ................................................................................................................................... EMILY L. SERGO Professor Callahan .................................................................................................................. ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. Paulette Buonofuonte .............................................................................................................................JAIMIE LEA KISKA Dewey.................................................................................................................................................................... TREY T. KISKA Rufus ......................................................................................................................................................... IGBY (STOCKSDALE) Brooke Wyndham.......................................................................................................................... MELISSA ANN MARTIN Kyle ......................................................................................................................................................................... TREY T. KISKA The Judge ................................................................................................................................................................ AHJAH PROM D.A. Joyce Riley ....................................................................................................................................................ERICA CLARE Nikos ................................................................................................................................................... MATTHEW CRAWFORD Carlos........................................................................................................................................................... DANNY BERTRAUX Chutney .......................................................................................................................................................... LAURA WALLING Ensemble JOEY BANINGAN, DANNY BERTRAUX, SARAH BIGGS, CHELSEA BONDARENKO, ERICA CLARE, MATTHEW CRAWFORD, SAMN HUFFER, JAIMIE LEA KISKA, EMILY LENTZ, ZACHARY NORTON, AHJAH PROM, JAMES TARRANT, JOSEPH WAEYAERT, LAURA WALLING, MEGAN WEST

BEHIND THE SCENES

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Director ....................................................................................................................................................................... BILL KISKA Choreographer .............................................................................................................................................. DEE BUCHANAN Music Director.............................................................................................................................. JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Orchestra Recording .................................................................................................................. STAGE STARS RECORDS Additional and Incidental Orchestra Recording .............................................................................. JOSEPH BAKER Lighting Design ............................................................................................................................................. JUSTIN M. KISKA Light Board Operator...................................................................................................MATTHEW MAESTROMATTEO Sound ............................................................................................................................................................................ BILL KISKA Set Design/Construction .............................................................................. BILL KISKA, JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE Costumes .................................................................................................................................................................... BILL KISKA Wigs............................................................................................................................APRIL HORN of HAIR WORX SALON

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MUSICAL NUMBERS

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ACT I Scene 1: UCLA Delta Nu Sorority House/Mall “Omigod You Guys” ...................................................................................... Margot, Serena, Pilar, Delta Nu’s, and Elle Scene 2: Restaurant “Serious”.................................................................................................................................................................Warner and Elle Scene 3: Delta Nu Sorority House/Golf Course/Harvard Law School Admissions Office “Daughter of Delta Nu” ............................................................................. Margot, Serena, Pilar, Kate, and Delta Nu’s “What You Want” ................................................................................Elle, Margot, Serena, Pilar, Kate, and Company Scene 4: Harvard Yard “The Harvard Variations”......................................................... Emmett, Aaron, Enid, Padamandan, and Students Scene 5: Callahan’s Classroom “Blood in the Water”............................................................................................................................ Callahan and Students Scene 6: Harvard Yard “Positive”....................................................................................................Elle, Margot, Serena, Pilar, and Greek Chorus Scene 7: The Hair Affair “Ireland” ..................................................................................................................................................................................Paulette “Ireland - Reprise” ..............................................................................................................................................................Paulette Scene 8: Vivienne’s Party “Serious - Reprise”.............................................................................................................................................Elle and Warner Scene 9: Harvard Yard/Elle’s Room/Callahan’s Classroom “Chip on My Shoulder” .......................................................................... Emmette, Elle, Greek Chorus, and Company Scene 10: Dewey’s Trailer Scene 11: Outside Callahan’s Classroom “So Much Better” ............................................................................................................ Elle, Greek Chorus, and Company

ACT II Scene 1: Conference Room of Hearne, Fox, Zyskowski & Callahan/Women’s Prison “Whipped Into Shape” .................................................................................................... Brooke, Callahan, and Company Scene 2: Hansen-Harkness Department Store “Take It Like a Man”.......................................................................................................... Elle, Emmette, and Salespeople Scene 3: The Hair Affair “Bend and Snap” ....................................................................... Elle, Paulette, Serena, Margot, Pilar, and Customers Scene 4: Courtroom “There! Right There!” ..................... Elle, Callahan, Emmett, Brooke, Vivienne, Warner, Enid, and Company Scene 5: Callahan’s Office/Elle’s Door “Legally Blonde” ................................................................................................................................................ Elle and Emmett Scene 6: The Hair Affair “Legally Blonde Remix”............................................................................................. Vivienne, Enid, Elle, and Company Scene 7: Courtroom/Bathroom of the Wyndham Mansion “Omigod You Guys - Reprise” ................................................................................................................... Elle and Company Scene 8: Harvard Law Graduation “Find My Way/Finale” ................................................................................................................................. Elle and Company

The use of any recording device, either audio or video, and the taking of photographs is strictly prohibited at this performance. ∎

We also ask that you turn off your cell phones during the performance.


WHO’S WHO

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JOEY BANIGAN (Pilar): is thrilled to be a part of this incredibly talented cast and crew in her first WOB production. Returning to regional theater since her graduation from The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, other regional credits include My Favorite Year (K.C. Downing), One Touch of Venus (Venus), Carousel (Louise), Into the Woods (Cinderella), Annie Get Your Gun (Annie), Hello, Dolly! (Irene Malloy), and The Fantasticks (Louisa). Snaps! LEAH BEBEE (Elle): is excited to be returning to WOB after her appearance last summer as Ariel in Footloose. She has also been seen at WOB in Hairspray (Amber), Chicago, and Christmas Tidings. She is currently pursuing a BFA at Point Park University's Conservatory for Musical Theatre. She would like to thank her amazing family for always encouraging her to follow her dreams and the wonderful staff at WOB for giving her this opportunity. Snaps! DANNY BERTAUX (Carlos, Ensemble): is very delighted to be debuting here at WOB! Favorite past roles include Japheth (Children of Eden), Gabe (Next to Normal), and George Bailey (It's a Wonderful Life). In his spare time, Danny enjoys singing whenever possible and spending time with his cats. He would like to thank Bill for giving him this wonderful opportunity, Jordan and Dee for all of their fantastic help, his entire cast for being so accepting to all us new folks, his family and friends especially his Mom who is literally the best person ever, and God for giving him such a passion for music and theatre. SARAH BIGGS (Serena): is so excited to be back at WOB for another great summer! She is currently heading into her senior year at Marymount Manhattan College studying musical theater. She would like to thank everyone at WOB and of course her friends and her family for their continuous support! CHELSEA BONDARENKO (Margot): is happy to return to WOB for her second show in a row this season, after having just played Margaret in 9 to 5. She has been performing at WOB throughout the years, first starring as the little redheaded orphan in the theatre’s production of Annie when she was 13. Now, all grown up, when not singing and dancing on stage, Chelsea is the director at My Gym Children's Fitness Center, where she has been working for the last 2 years. She would like to thank her parents for their lifelong support and WOB for the wonderful opportunities. ERICA CLARE (D.A. Riley, Ensemble): is appearing in her first show at WOB. She is a rising junior at Catholic University with a BM in Musical Theater. Recent credits include An Evening with Marvin Hamlisch at The Kennedy Center, Big Nate (World Premiere) at Adventure Theater, The

Drowsy Chaperone, and Lend Me a Tenor (Diana) at Catholic University. Favorite roles include Mrs. Meers (Thoroughly Modern Millie), Louise (Gypsy), and Eponine (Les Miserables). She is from Finksburg, Maryland and would like to thank everyone involved with Legally Blonde. MATTHEW CRAWFORD (Lowell, Nikos, Ensemble): does not necessarily find singing and dancing to be his forte; so he seems to have found his niche at WOB in character acting. He's learned a lot in his year working and acting alongside everyone here at the theatre and is excited to continue both in Mainstage shows and Children's Theatre. He'd like to dedicate his performances in this show to his grandfather. SAMN HUFFER (Elle’s Father, Winthrop, Ensemble): was last seen at WOB as Captain Brackett in South Pacific. He has previously appeared in numerous productions here, as well as serving as choreographer and director. He is on the staff of Toby’s regional theatres where he performs, directs, and costumes. As always, he sends his love to his children and grandchildren. JAIMIE LEA KISKA (Paulette): most recently appeared as Doralee in WOB’s production of 9 to 5 An actress, singer, and dancer, Jaimie’s other WOB credits include Dolly Lynn in An Empire Christmas, Lola in Damn Yankees, Roxie in Chicago, Kitty in The Drowsy Chaperone, and Dora in the Children’s Theatre production of Dora the Explorer Live! Her first appearance at WOB was in 2010 as the crude oil heiress Jolene Oakes in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Behind the scenes, she choreographed the theatre’s 2011 production of Hairspray. When not singing and dancing her way across the stage, she is employed with the Howard County Schools, where she teaches physical education. Jaimie is also an instructor and choreographer at the Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance. TREY T. KISKA (Kyle, Dewey, Grandmaster Chad): doesn’t find himself on stage very much anymore unless he has the opportunity to play opposite his wife. The last time they were on stage together was in Chicago when he had the pleasure of being shot by her every night. Other stage appearances include turns in The Drowsy Chaperone (Aldolpho), Christmas Follies (Jack Frost), The Wedding Singer (Sammy), Thoroughly Modern Millie (Bun Foo), Lend Me a Tenor (Bellhop). His favorite role is still “Daddy” to MG. EMILY LENTZ (Kate, Ensemble): is a graduate of Catholic University and is appearing for the first time at WOB. Some previous credits include Assassins (Sarah Jane Moore), Grease (Frenchie), and Curtains (Georgia Hendricks). MELISSA ANN MARTIN (Brooke): is thrilled to be a part of Legally Blonde! Her recent roles include Ilse in Spring Awakening, Miss Hannigan in Annie,


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Fairy Godmother in Big Bad, Nettie Fowler in Carousel, Edith Stanley in Pirates of Penzance, and Penelope Pennywise in Urinetown. She performed on the first ever 3D broadcast of ESPN's Friday Night Fights. B.A. Salisbury University. Much love to friends and family and family of friends. ZACHARY NORTON (Warner): is making his WOB debut in Legally Blonde. Past credits include Rock the Ballet with the Bad Boys of Dance, the national tour of CATS, and Broadway's Chicago with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, under the direction of Scott Faris. ZANE L. OBERHOLZER, JR. (Callahan): graduated from Penn State where he studied Mathematics and Music. Since beginning in 1991, he has performed in, directed, and/or music directed many local and regional productions, as well as several regional and national tours. Some favorite appearances include Little Shop of Horrors (Seymour), The Producers (Franz), 1776 (John Adams), Clue: The Musical (Mrs. White), Evita (Che), and Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas). AHJAH PROM (Judge, Ensemble): graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a BFA in Theatre Performance. She recently toured with the Virginia Reparatory Theatre's production of Harriet Tubman. Other credits include: Grease, Ain't Misbehavin', and The Who's Tommy. This is her first performance at WOB. EMILY L. SERGO (Vivienne): is very excited to be making her WOB debut! Emily was last seen as Mary Magdalene in Opera AACC's production of Jesus Christ Superstar. Before that, Emily was in Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre’s Anything Goes as Erma. Favorite roles include Little Becky Two-Shoes (Urinetown) and Jo March (Little Women) to name a few. She sends love to her mom, who supports her in everything she does. Thanks to Bill, Jordan, and Dee! To the cast and crew: “Snaps! Break a leg!” JORDAN B. STOCKSDALE (Emmett/Music Director): is WOB’s Creative Director and the Founding Artistic Director of Stock♦ing Productions. He has appeared on the WOB stage in 9 to 5, Footloose, Jekyll & Hyde, Damn Yankees, Chicago, Hairspray, South Pacific, The Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, All Shook Up, The Full Monty, The Producers, CATS, The Wedding Singer, Evita, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Forever Plaid, and Fiddler on the Roof (Perchik), as well as numerous Children’s Theatre productions. Since becoming WOB’s Resident Music Director, he has music directed every production since 2010; directed Steel Magnolias and Nunsense A-Men!; and wrote 2010’s Christmas Follies. He has performed in theatres throughout the MD-VA region in productions of Next to Normal, RENT, A New Brain, The Rocky Horror Show, Seussical, and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

JAMES TARRANT (Aaron Schultz, Phorzheimer, Ensemble): is making his debut at WOB this summer. He is a senior Musical Theater major at Catholic University of America and would like to thank his parents, family, and friends for supporting his dreams. JOSEPH WAEYAERT (Sundeep, Ensemble): is happy to be back on the WOB Mainstage once again, having previously appeared in Jekyll & Hyde, Footloose, The Music Man (Tommy Djilas), 9 to 5 – The Musical (Joe), in addition to several Children’s Theatre productions including Disney’s Cinderella (The Prince), Disney’s Aladdin (Aladdin) and Winnie the Pooh (Rabbit). Joseph just completed stage managing Steel Magnolias and is excited to be back on stage as Joe in 9 to 5. LAURA WALLING (Elle’s Mom, Chutney, Ensemble): has been involved with WOB behind the scenes for the last couple of seasons, and is very excited to now be performing in a Mainstage production! She is currently performing as Drizella in Disney's Cinderella for WOB's Children's Theatre, as well as recently performing the role of Natalie in Stock♦ing Production’s Next to Normal. A graduate in Music Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory, she is primarily a performing bassist in theatre pit orchestras along the East Coast from Florida to New York City. MEGAN WEST (Enid, Ensemble): is excited to be making her WOB debut. Favorite roles are Maria in West Side Story, Annelle in Steel Magnolias, Tracy in Hairspray, Nadia in Bare: A Pop Opera, Beggar Woman in Sweeney Todd, and most recently as Rona in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Megan is a recent graduate of Shepherd University with a BME and a BA in Music Theater Performance, and teaches voice lessons for the Shepherd University Prep. Program and a musical theatre studio class at the Old Opera House in Charlestown. NELL BENJAMIN (Music & Lyrics): received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her work on Legally Blonde. Nell adapted Pirates of Penzance for Goodspeed Opera House, wrote Cam Jansen with Laurence O'Keefe, (produced by TheatreworksUSA), wrote lyrics for Sarah, Plain and Tall, and The Mice, won a Kleban Award and a Jonathan Larson Foundation grant, and is a member of ASCAP and the Dramatists Guild of America. HEATHER HACH (Book): received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for her work on Legally Blonde. Credits include Disney’s film Freaky Friday and multiple film projects, including 2012's What to Expect When You're Expecting. LAURENCE O’KEEFE (Music & Lyrics): received 2007 Tony and Drama Desk nominations for his work on Legally Blonde. He won the Ed Kleban Award, the ASCAP Richard Rodgers New Horizons


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Award and a Jonathan Larson Award for his music and lyrics. Off-Broadway credits: Bat Boy: The Musical (Lucille Lortel, Outer Critics’ Circle Awards), music for Sarah, Plain and Tall, lyrics by Nell Benjamin (touring with TheatreWorksUSA). Co-author with Nell Benjamin of Cam Jansen (Drama Desk nomination) and The Mice. BILL KISKA (Director, Executive Producer): is WOB’s Executive Producer and CEO. Since taking over the theatre in 2002, he has directed a majority of the productions including, in recent seasons, The Music Man, Hairspray, South Pacific, All Shook Up, CATS, and Evita. DEE BUCHANAN (Choreographer): is a huge fan of Legally Blonde, and therefore very grateful to the Kiska family for the opportunity to choreograph such a fabulous show! It is always a privilege for her to work with the talented casts at WOB, and this cast is certainly no exception. Dee has choreographed Middletown High School’s

musicals for the past 18 years, and is the owner and director of her own dance studio, performing company, and worship dance group in Middletown. Best wishes to a remarkable cast! WAY OFF BROADWAY (Producer): The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre has been a leader in the region’s performing arts community since it first opened in 1995. Under the direction of the Kiska Family since 2002, Way Off Broadway has produced such productions as . . . Forum, Bye Bye, Birdie, Guys & Dolls, Oklahoma!, Grease, Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Evita, Cats, The Full Monty, South Pacific, Hairspray, and Chicago, as well as the regional and/or area premieres of Neil Simon’s The Goodbye Girl - The Musical, Jerry Herman’s La Cage aux Folles, the musical comedy The Wedding Singer, Mel Brooks’ The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The Drowsy Chaperone, and Dolly Parton’s 9 to 5 - The Musical.

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