Six years after the movie was released, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” premiered on Broadway in 2007. One year later, in 2008, “Legally Blonde: The Musical – The Search for Elle Woods” premiered on MTV, showcasing the search for the woman who would be portraying Elle Woods in the musical. Eventually, the search ended with Bailey Hanks taking over the lead role as Woods, according to the musical’s website.
Since its debut, “Legally Blonde: The Musical” has been a fixture on Broadway and in other theaters across the United States. So much so, in fact, that a fast-paced dance number featured in the musical has made its way to TikTok in so-called “audition tapes.” Several TikTokers, like @jdinhphan and professional dancer Megan Bowen have taken to the social media platform to recreate the dance number to “Legally Blonde (Remix)” featured in the musical. Each TikTok “audition” tagged The Muny, an outdoor theater in St. Louis, Missouri, that is currently accepting video auditions for the casting of their 2022 production of “Legally Blonde: The Musical,” according to The Muny’s website. With that information in tow, it appears as though this recent TikTok trend is aiming to help professional dancers find their place on stage in the next production of the famous musical.