Imagine you're an aspiring actress. You just left your small town of Anderson, South Carolina to compete in a nationally televised reality show for the chance to win the role of a lifetime: Elle Woods in Broadway's Legally Blonde: The Musical. Against unbelievable odds, you beat out a bunch of ridiculously talented amateurs from across the country, won the part (Omigod!!) and took the Broadway stage to rave reviews...only to find out the show's taking its final curtain call on Sunday, October 19th -- only four months after your big debut.
So what's a burgeoning Broadway star to do? How about bounce right back -- and win a fantastic role as Sharpay in the Paper Mill production of High School Musical?? Catch Bailey Hanks in her next role starting November 5th, and give the girl snaps for refusing to let a little thing like a closing show slam the door on her musical theater dreams.