Maryville College Theatre will present Broadway’s award-winning hit “Legally Blonde: The Musical” 8 p.m. Feb. 14-15 and 2 p.m. on Feb. 16 in the Clayton Center for the Arts’ Ronald and Lynda Nutt Theatre.
Based on the book by Amanda Brown and the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, the musical stays true to the Hollywood blockbuster with upbeat music and lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin. In the story, Elle Wood’s boyfriend dumps her so he can attend Harvard Law School -- and she is determined to win him back. After using her charm to gain acceptance to the Ivy League law school, she soon discovers her own potential and sets out to prove herself to the world. MC junior Sara Deatherage will star as Elle.