TUTS announces shows for next summer!

The 2013 season promises to be a laugh riot with the popular LEGALLY BLONDE opening the season and running in repertoire with the hilarious HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING! Two great musicals sets up for one great summer!

Opening July 10th, 2013, LEGALLY BLONDE, written by Heather Hach, Laurence O’Keefe and Neil Benjamin, is an exhilarating re-imagining of the hit film about sorority girl Elle Woods, her little dog Bruiser and other favourite characters who take Harvard Law School by storm, learning a few things about love and life along the way. LEGALLY BLONDE will mark the TUTS directorial debut of the very talented Valerie Easton, who will be joined by music director Danny Balkwill at the helm of this sensational Broadway hit.

Opening July 11th and performing on alternating nights, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, written by the talented Frank Loesser, filters the era of “Mad Men” through a wonderfully comic lens, and features some of the best songs ever written for the musical theatre. Recent revivals on Broadway have featured Matthew Broderick, Daniel Radcliffe and Nick Jonas. The creative team for HOW TO SUCCEED will include TUTS alumni Sarah Rodgers (director of previous TUTS hits such as ANYTHING GOES and THE MUSIC MAN), choreographer Shelley Stewart Hunt (BYE BYE BIRDIE, SINGIN IN THE RAIN) and music director Chris King (THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, THE MUSIC MAN).  

“We are thrilled to be presenting these two shows next summer,” says James Cronk, managing producer of Theatre Under The Stars. “The fun and hijinks of LEGALLY BLONDE speak for themselves, and HOW TO SUCCEED is a sharp and witty musical.  And while both shows have incredible dance numbers HOW TO SUCCEED really carries the mantle of a Bob Fosse show – the dance numbers are worth the price of admission all by themselves but combined with great comedy and wonderful characters this will be TUTS most unforgettable season EVER!