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August 30, 2010

Contact:      Angela Ossian, Iowa State Center, 515-294-1414, e-mail: aossian@iastate.edu
              Patti Cotter, Iowa State Center, 515-294-1238, e-mail: pcotter@iastate.edu

STEPHENS AUDITORIUM EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: AMES GOES BLONDE!

What:          Legally Blonde: The Musical
When:         Friday, October 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Where:         Stephens Auditorium, Ames
Tickets:      $49 and $45; Youth $25; ISU Students $20

Sponsored by Best Western University Park Inn and Suites

EDITOR NOTE: SHOW PHOTOS available on the Iowa State Center FTP site in the Media
Photos folder: ftp://www.center.iastate.edu
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Show photos are available for use in print, on-air promotions or for on-line mentions.
        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 its first year on Broadway, Legally Blonde: The Musical earned seven 2007 Tony
Award nominations, ten 2007 Drama Desk Award Nominations, and a 2007 Outer Critics Circle
Award. The musical also ranked in the top ten list of the most requested Ticketmaster “Arts &
Theatre Events” for 2007. Legally Blonde: The Musical received three 2009 Touring Broadway
Awards in New York City on May 4, 2009. The show 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 to stellar
ratings and was subsequently nominated for two 2007-2008 Daytime Emmy Awards. As on
Broadway, Tony Award-winner Jerry Mitchell is the director and choreographer. Music and
lyrics are by both Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin, and the book is by Heather Hach.

       Legally Blonde: The Musical will take you from the sorority house to the halls of justice
with Broadway's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict?
This much fun shouldn't be legal!

Celebrity Cafe Presentation
Audience members are invited to come early for a presentation by Heather Hach. The location
will be either Stephens Auditorium or the Scheman Building. Hach, who spent a part of her
childhood in Ames, wrote the book for Legally Blonde. She will talk about the creative process.
This activity is free for event ticket holders and begins at 6:55 p.m.
For information on Legally Blonde: The Musical:
Visit our web site: www.center.iastate.edu
The show’s producer’s site: www.troika.com

Tickets:
Iowa State Center Ticket Office - North entrance of Stephens Auditorium at the corner of
Lincoln Way and Beach Ave., Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
All Ticketmaster Centers (convenience surcharges apply)
Charge by Phone: 1-800-745-3000
Online: www.ticketmaster.com

The Iowa State Center is a multi-building conference, athletic and performing arts complex. The
Center's Stephens Auditorium, a 2,729-seat hall, hosts a dazzling array of international
performances of music, theater and dance, as well as world-class orchestras, popular Broadway
musicals, and explosive country and rock concerts. Fisher Theater seats 450 in an intimate
setting, perfect for drama, dance and ISU theater productions. The Scheman Building, with 21
meeting rooms, two large lobbies and the 456-seat Benton Auditorium is a great meeting space
for conferences, seminars or social events.

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