Legally Blonde The Musical JR.
Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by glittery pink storm in this fun and upbeat adaptation of the hit film and award-winning Broadway musical.
Show Essentials
34
Roles
+ Ensemble
G
Rated
1
Act

Full Synopsis

At the Delta Nu sorority house, word is out that Elle Woods is going to dinner to get engaged to her beau, Warner Huntington III ("Omigod You Guys"). Margot, Serena and Pilar lead the other Delta Nus to the mall, where Elle is having trouble choosing the right dress for the occasion. Later at dinner, just when Elle is sure Warner is going to propose, he breaks up with her, explaining that, with his departure for Harvard Law School, it's time to get serious ("Serious"). Devastated, Elle locks herself in her room. Twelve days later, the Delta Nus finally get Elle to emerge ("Daughter of Delta Nu"). Elle realizes the only solution to her heartache is to get into Harvard Law and prove to Warner she's serious enough for him ("What You Want"). Sorority sister, Kate, helps Elle study for the LSAT and, after several attempts and a lot of hard work, Elle's application comes before Harvard Admissions. Lowell, Winthrop and Pforzheimer, three Harvard admissions coordinators, decide to admit Elle after a very extravagant song and dance (which she submits in lieu of a personal essay), citing love as her main motivation.

On the first day of class, Elle meets her fellow first-year law classmates, Aaron, Padamadan and Enid, as well as Warner, who is shocked to see her on campus. Callahan (the most feared teacher at Harvard) kicks Elle out of class for being unprepared at the suggestion of classmate, Vivienne Kensington. Callahan's TA, Emmett, tries to console Elle, but her mood only worsens when Warner confesses to Elle that Vivienne is his new girlfriend. Elle finds the nearest salon and meets Paulette, who commiserates with her situation ("Ireland").

Afterward, Elle runs into Vivienne, who invites her to a costume party. Elle attends, hoping to see Warner, but is dismayed to discover she is the only one who wore a costume – much to Vivienne's delight. On the way home, Elle meets Emmett, who tells Elle how hard he's worked to get where he is and encourages her to do the same ("Chip on My Shoulder").

Time is passing quickly at law school, and Elle is working harder than ever, eventually winning her first court case in class and receiving a recommendation to apply for Callahan's internship. With her newfound confidence, Elle helps Paulette win her dog back from her estranged boyfriend, Dewey.

Back at Harvard, Warner and Vivienne win two of Callahan's coveted internship positions, and Warner proposes to Vivienne on the spot, right in front of Elle. Before her heart can break, Emmett shows her the internship list, and Elle is ecstatic to discover her name is on it as well ("So Much Better").

The interns quickly jump into the case of fitness video guru, Brooke Wyndham, who is accused of killing her wealthy husband. After watching her fitness video ("Whipped into Shape"), the interns meet her at a correctional facility, where she refuses to give her alibi to anyone but Elle, thanks to their Delta Nu sisterhood ("Delta Nu Nu Nu"). In confidence, Brooke shares with Elle that she was getting liposuction the day her husband was killed, so there is no way she could be guilty, but no one can know because her fitness empire would be destroyed. The other interns demand that Elle give up Brooke's alibi, but Elle refuses to go against her Delta Nu pledge.

Back at the salon, Paulette has eyes for the UPS delivery man, Kyle, but isn't confident enough to go after him. Elle teaches her a guaranteed move to win any guy's affections – the Bend and Snap ("Bend and Snap"), but when Paulette tries it, she accidentally breaks Kyle's nose.

Elle returns to the case, but Callahan has a different agenda and tries to kiss her... just as Vivienne returns, unnoticed. Elle rejects Callahan's advances and is fired. Defeated, she prepares to go home, convinced she was only ever seen as a joke, even though Emmett asks her to stay, finally realizing that he is in love with her ("Legally Blonde"). Elle stops by the salon to say goodbye to Paulette, but Vivienne – who witnessed what happened to Elle in Callahan's office and finally understands her – convinces her to keep fighting. The entire salon rallies behind Elle as she heads back to the courtroom ("Legally Blonde – Remix"), where Brooke fires Callahan and hires Elle to continue her defense.

Everyone is present to witness Elle's first day in court, including Paulette and Kyle (now a couple), Margot, Serena, Pilar and the other Delta Nus. Brooke's stepdaughter, Chutney, takes the stand to testify that, when she got out of the shower, she witnessed Brooke standing over her father's body, covered in blood. When asked what she had been doing earlier that day, Chutney reveals she had gotten a perm, and Elle realizes a flaw in Chutney's alibi – she couldn't possibly have showered the same day as receiving a perm, or her hair would be flattened. Since her perm is still intact, she has obviously lied about her alibi. Under some intense questioning from Elle, Chutney accidentally reveals that she killed her father, mistaking him for Brooke. Elle wins the case, and Brooke is set free. Warner tries to propose to Elle, but she gently refuses, having gained her independence and a desire to be the best she can be ("Find My Way").

Three years later, Elle is made valedictorian of her class and, in her commencement speech, she proposes to Emmett, who accepts. Everyone celebrates their legally blonde friend and heroine, Elle Woods ("Finale").

Casting

Casting

Cast Size: Flexible
Cast Type: Children
Dance Requirements: Standard

Character Breakdown

Elle Woods
Elle Woods may appear like a typical blonde California sorority girl, but don't count her out. She is hardworking, optimistic and tenacious. Cast an excellent performer in all areas: singing, dancing and acting. Most importantly, find a young lady with an earnest, loveable spirit.
Gender: female
Margot, Serena, and Pilar

Margot, Serena and Pilare are Elle's trio of best friends and Delta Nu sisters. These three roles are perfect for a group of young ladies with great singing and acting abilities, and most importantly, lots of enrgy! Handpick three girls who make a complementary, dynamic group.

Vocal range top: C#5
Vocal range bottom: F#3
Kate
Kate is a featured Delta Nu sister - the acedemic of the bunch. This is a great role for a young performer who has a little more experience than the rest of the Delta Nu girls.
Gender: female
Warner Huntington Iii
Warner Huntington III is a fantastic role for a young man who is both a good singer and actor. He is Elle's ex-boyfriend and caught between his former life with Elle and his newfound serious East Coast life with Vivienne. Be sure to cast a guy who can play both worlds.
Gender: male
Admission Officers

Winthrop, Lowell and Pforzheimer are three admissions officers of Harvard Law School who eventually admit Elle into the program after some critical evaluation. These performers should be great actors, capable of showing some age and character. Feel free to cast three young actors who may look different but complement one another well.

Gender: both
Emmett Forrest
Emmet Forrest has had to work hard his entire life to get into Harvard Law School, and nothing is going to come between him and becoming a partner in Callahan's law firm, except maybe his surprising love for Elle. Cast your strongest actor with a great singing voice and the acting chops to boot.
Gender: male
Law Students

Aaron Schultz, Sundeep Agrawal Padamadan and Enid Hoopes are three featured law students with acedemic credits that would intimidate anyone. These are fun roles for actors who can really bring their unique selves to these parts. Cast three young people with distinct personalities and who can make bold choice.

Gender: both
Vivienne Kensington
Vivienne Kensington is the very opposite of Elle, if judging only by demeanor. She comes from a very conservative East Coast background and is everything that Warner needs to make a serious move to become a lawyer. Cast a great singer and an actress who can make the bold transition from being Elle's nemesis to being her friend.
Gender: female
Whitney
Whitney is Vivienne's law school friend and partner in mischief when it comes to bringing down Elle.This is fun role for a less experienced performer who has wonderful energy and presence.
Gender: female
Professor Callahan
Professor Callahan is the most-feared professor at Harvard Law School. Be sure to find a young man who can convey authority and strength. Callahan need not be the most experienced singer, as long as he uses his best acting chops to portray this villainous role.
Gender: male
Paulette
Paulette is a wonderful role for your best comedienne. While she is a bold character, her self-esteem needs a little boost now and then. Your performer should be a great singer and an even better actor.
Gender: female
Brooke Wyndam
Brooke Wyndham is a famous fitness video guru on trial for killing her husband. This is a high-spirited role for a young lady who is a triple-threat: a great singer, dancer and actress. Cast an advanced performer who can really portray her very difficult predicament.
Gender: female
Dewey
Paulette's brash ex-husband who lives in a trailer and holds her dog captive. Although Dewey doesn't have a lot of stage time, it is a great cameo role for a young man who is less experienced but fearless in his acting choices.
Gender: male
Chutney Wyndham
Chutney Wyndham has a really bad perm and an even worse attitude. She is Brooke's unhappy stepdaughter who is actually guilty for killing her father and framing Brooke. This is a role for an actress who may be new to the stage but has hilarious instincts.
Gender: female
Kyle
Kyle is the UPS delivery man who Paulette has her eyes on each time his job brings him to the salon. Cast a great actor who may have an Irish Jig in his back pocket.
Gender: male
Salon Employees

Part of Paulette's entourage at the salon who are very adept at the "Bend and Snap." Cast three performers who can sing and dance well, and, most importantly, have a lot of personality. This is as wonderful opportunity to put together a group of unique and diverse performers.

Grandmaster Chad
Grandmaster Chad is a fun cameo role for a young guy who is a great musician but may be less experienced onstage.This is a standout role from the other fraternity brothers and requires a lot of energy.
Gender: male
Featured Ensemble

Gaelen, Judge, Jet Blue Pilot, Saleswoman, Store Manager, Prison Guard, Bookish Client and Sabrina are featured roles for young performers who may have less experience on the stage but have vibrant personalities. Foremost, cast a range of actors, each one willing to give their unique voices to these roles.

Gender: both
Ensemble
The ensemble roles consist of Waiters, Delta Nus, Frat Boys, Greek Chorus, Students and Inmates. No role is small, especially in the world of Legally Blonde JR., where actors change hats quickly from character to character. This show is full of energy, so make sure the kids you cast for each and every role are bright and dynamic.
Gender: both
Full Song List
Legally Blonde JR.: Ohmigod You Guys (Part 1)
Legally Blonde JR.: Ohmigod You Guys (Part 2)
Legally Blonde JR.: Serious (Part 1)
Legally Blonde JR.: Serious (Part 2)
Legally Blonde JR.: Daughter of Delta Nu
Legally Blonde JR.: What You Want (Part 1)
Legally Blonde JR.: What You Want (Part 2)
Legally Blonde JR.: What You Want (Part 3)
Legally Blonde JR.: Ireland
Legally Blonde JR.: Chip On My Shoulder (Part 1)
Legally Blonde JR.: Chip On My Shoulder (Part 2)
Legally Blonde JR.: Chip On My Shoulder (Part 3)
Legally Blonde JR.: So Much Better
Legally Blonde JR.: Whipped Into Shape
Legally Blonde JR.: Delta Nu Nu Nu
Legally Blonde JR.: Bend and Snap
Legally Blonde JR.: Legally Blonde
Legally Blonde JR.: Legally Blonde Remix (Part 1)
Legally Blonde JR.: Legally Blonde Remix (Part 2)
Legally Blonde JR.: Legally Blonde Remix (Part 3)
Legally Blonde JR.: Find My Way/Finale

Connect

Curriculum Connection

  • Careers
  • Bullying
  • U.S. Legal System
  • Feminism
  • Stereotypes
  • Making Decisions
  • Pursuing Dreams
  • Peer Pressure

Billing

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

Requirements

You must give the authors/creators billing credits, as specified in the Production Contract, in a conspicuous manner on the first page of credits in all programs and on houseboards, displays and in all other advertising announcements of any kind.
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Author Billing – Legally Blonde The Musical JR.
 
In accordance with the Dramatic Performing Rights License, all advertising, such as posters and program covers, must include the show logo as provided in the ShowKit® Director’s Guide and all of the following author billing.
It is a violation of your contract if you crop or edit this logo in any way. 
[name of school]
Production of   
Music and Lyrics by
LAURENCE O'KEEFE and NELL BENJAMIN
Book by
HEATHER HACH
Based on the novel by Amanda Brown
and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture
 
In addition, you agree that the following billing shall appear on the first page of credits in all programs for the Play:                       
                                                                            
 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.
The videotaping or other video or audio recording of this production is strictly prohibited

Included Materials

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Production Resources

Resource
ACTOR'S BOOK TENPACK
FAMILY MATTERS (PACK OF 10)
LOGO PACK DIGITAL
STUDENT REHEARSAL CD