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Presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild
WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Aug. 3-4 and 3 p.m. Sunday and Aug. 5
WHERE: Civic Center Little Theater
INFO: 304-343-2287 or www.charlestonlightoperaguild.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. --Micah Atkinson considered going blonde for her starring role as Elle Woods in the Charleston Light Opera Guild's production of "Legally Blonde." That thought didn't last long.
"I considered [dyeing it], but I like my hair too much," said the 22-year-old brunette, who will wear a wig instead.
"Legally Blonde" opens Friday at the Civic Center Little Theater with Atkinson taking on the role played by Reese Witherspoon in the 2001 film. The Tony-nominated musical, which opened on Broadway in 2007, follows the film's plot about a bubbly Southern California sorority girl-turned-Harvard law student.
Atkinson explained, "Elle is absolutely in love with [her boyfriend] Warner, who she thinks will propose to her. Instead, he breaks up with her to go to law school at Harvard.