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February 20, 2020 - February 23, 2020
CGA is sponsoring Legally Blonde at The Belmont Theatre.
The play is based upon the book of the same name by Amanda Brown, who built the story upon her real life experiences as a blonde attending Stanford Law School, while being obsessed with fashion and beauty, reading Elle magazine, and frequently clashing with the personalities of her fellow peers. Brown said that when she first arrived to Stanford Law, she discovered she had made a big mistake. “I was in my first week of law school, in 1993, and I saw this flyer for “The Women of Stanford Law,” so I was like, “I’ll go and meet some nice girls. Whatever.” I went to the meeting, and these were not women. These were really angry people. The woman who was leading it spent three years at Stanford trying to change the name “semester” to “ovester.” I started laughing and I realized everyone in the room took it very seriously. So I didn’t make any friends there. Brown wrote letters to her parents about these experiences, which she adapted into a manuscript and sent to an agent, who was initially drawn to it because it was the only manuscript written on pink paper.
Lyn Bergdoll gave us first dibs on this show because it was a natural fit for CGA Law Firm with its strong female presence.