Welcome to Fresno, Laura Bell Bundy.
If that name doesn’t ring a bell for readers out there, then you aren’t up on your “Legally Blonde” lore. Bundy was the first Elle Woods in the Broadway musical. (And hardcore theater fans know that originating a role is a very big deal, indeed.) Bundy is in town this weekend to offer a master class and mini-concert for cast members and the general public in the upcoming Children’s Musical Theaterworks production of “Legally Blonde,” which opens Friday, April 13, at the Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium.
And you can win a pair of tickets to the mini-concert and the CMT production of “Legally Blonde” itself!
Bundy’s master class is noon-4 p.m. Sunday, April 8, at the theater. It will follow the typical format, says CMT board president K.C Rutiaga: The cast is prepared to perform scene work, group numbers, and principal solos and duets from the show with Bundy’s guidance and suggestions. The class will take place on stage with the observing non-cast members watching up close from the audience. Bundy also will do a Q&A session with the cast and audience members involving the Broadway production of “Legally Blonde,” her career, and the industry in general. Tickets are $40.
The mini concert that evening at 7 p.m. will include Bundy singing “Popular” from “Wicked.” She will perform a group a song from “Legally Blonde” with the CMT cast, and she’ll sing the show’s powerhouse number, “So Much Better,” from Legally Blonde. Also in the lineup: several special former CMT guest performers. Tickets are $20. (You can bundle both the class and concert for $50.)
To enter my giveaway, leave a comment on this post answering (truthfully) this question: Have you ever uttered the phrase “Omigod, omigod you guys”? (If you’re too shy to ‘fess up to SoCal speak, just tell us why you want to see Laura Bell Bundy in person.)
There are two prizes in this contest: The grand prize is a pair of tickets to the mini-concert and a pair of tickets to any performance of “Legally Blonde.” The runner-up prize is a pair of tickets to any performance. Deadline to enter is midnight Friday, April 6. Winners will be selected at random. I’ll be notifying the winners on Saturday morning, so be sure to check your email.
“Legally Blonde,” opens 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13, Fresno Veterans Memorial Auditorium. Runs through April 22. Tickets are $14-$22.
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