Last modified: Monday, October 4, 2010
'Legally Blonde The Musical' making debut appearance at IU Auditorium
Legally Blonde The Musical
WHEN: Oct. 19 and 20, 8 p.m.
WHERE: IU Auditorium
TICKETS: $20-$41 for IU Bloomington students with a valid IU ID and $38-$60 for general public, on sale now. Individual tickets may be purchased online at IUauditorium.com, in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, as well as through Ticketmaster.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. The IU Auditorium Box Office is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Oct. 4, 2010
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The IU Auditorium's 2010-2011 season continues Oct. 19 and 20 at 8 p.m. with one of Broadway's newest shows, Legally Blonde The Musical. Based on the 2001 film Legally Blonde, this seven-time Tony Award-nominated musical has been reviewed as a "feel-good song and dance juggernaut" by New York Magazine.
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn't take "no" for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone more serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.
In addition to the seven Tony Award nominations Legally Blonde received during its first year on Broadway, the show also was honored with 10 2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations and a 2007 Outer Critics Circle Award. Legally Blonde received three 2009 Touring Broadway Awards in New York City and also won awards for Best New Musical, Best Production Design and Best Choreography of a Touring Production. In the fall of 2007, MTV aired Legally Blonde The Musical in its entirety; it was nominated for two 2007-2008 Daytime Emmy Awards.
"Legally Blonde is a blockbuster feel-good musical with hilarious moments, and it also provides a truly empowering message," said Doug Booher, director of IU Auditorium. "It is absolutely enjoyable from start to finish. We are thrilled to be bringing it to Bloomington for the first time."
IU Auditorium will offer various promotional events leading up to the show for chances to win free tickets and prizes. In keeping with one of the most memorable moments of the show, IU Auditorium will host a "Bend and Snap" Contest on Monday, October 18 at 2p.m. at Showalter Fountain, just outside the Auditorium. The winner will receive two free tickets to see the show and a gift certificate to 900 Salon in the IMU.
Social media followers of IU Auditorium can also enter to win two free tickets in the "Tweet Seats" contest, which will be launched through the Indiana University Fan Page and Twitter accounts. Sugar and Spice Bakery at Indiana Memorial Union will have in stock Legally Blonde-themed sugar cookies for sale two weeks prior to the show. For more information on all these promotions, visit www.facebook.com/IUauditorium.
For more information on Legally Blonde and all 2010-2011 season shows at IU Auditorium visit IUauditorium.com. The Web site features video clips and a selection of songs from this season's performances, in addition to a direct link to the IU Auditorium Facebook Fan Page and Twitter page, whose members receive exclusive benefits throughout the year.
Legally Blonde is sponsored by Southern Indiana Pediatrics and Indiana Memorial Union. The IU Auditorium 2010-2011 season is presented by Curry Auto Center, B97, the Herald-Times, Indiana University Document Service Center and Indiana University Residential Programs and Services.