MOUNT CARMEL - Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School Music Department announces their upcoming production, "Legally Blonde: The Musical," to be held at 7:30 a.m. March 7 and 8 in the Richard F. Beierschmitt Auditorium of the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School.

"Legally Blonde: The Musical," with music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin is based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture.

Harvard's beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical about self-discovery. This musical is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish.

Elle Woods appears to have it all. Her life is turned upside-down, however, when her boyfriend dumps her so he can start getting serious about his life and attend Harvard Law. Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get into Harvard Law. At school, she struggles with peers, professors and Warner Huntington. With the help of Paulette and Emmett, though, Elle quickly realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

This musical is relatively new to the theatre world, catering to the present-day's generation and culture. "Legally Blonde: The Musical "is perfect for high school and community theatre, featuring a large ensemble and several big song-and-dance numbers.

It is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International, New York, NY.

Mount Carmel Area's production staff includes Sharon Styer, director; David McFee, stage construction and detailing; Gary Wychock, choreographer, and Melinda Hoopes, assistant to the director. The cast and crew of more than 45 students and a professional pit orchestra have worked many hours to bring this musical is life.

All seats are reserved for the production. All tickets are $10. Ticket will be available at the door on the dates of the performance or in advance by calling the Mount Carmel Area Junior-Senior High School Athletic Office at 570-339-1500, extension 3125.