LEGALLY BLONDE: THE MUSICAL
What I witnessed on this night can be described in four words. The beauty of ridiculousness.
I had the chance to see Legally Blonde: The Musical at Crown last Friday night and it was an extravaganza. If you were out and about elsewhere and were wondering where all the ladies of Perth were, chances were they were in the audience at this show! As I walked to my seat all I could think to myself was that there was a wonderfully haunting aroma of perfume in the air. Many “girls nights” were taking place it seemed!
Act 1 was the tamer of the two, as the story was built up and the foundation was laid down for the beloved Elle Woods’ story of triumph in the court of Law. Elaina O’Connor was the lady behind the character, and my first plate of props goes to her for what a magnificent job she did. I have a feeling she was literally in every scene of the show! That must have been so demanding and she was an absolute pro. Lloyd Hopkins was equal to the task and brilliant in his role as Emmett Forrest.
The whole show from start to finish was an all out spectactle, and I have to give further props to the singing prowess of Charlotte Louise as Vivienne, boy – did she have some pipes on her. Even if a whole ensemble were singing together, you could still hear her power come through every time.
Annie Aitken was tremendous as Paulette, she had great comedic timing! I have to say though I do believe in my opinion that Vincent Hooper stole the show in his brief performances on this night as the delivery man Kyle – the crowd were in hysterics at his antics and it really cracked me up too.
Act 2 was when things got wild, and I think the highlight number of the show was ‘Gay or European?’ – that whole scene in the courtroom was a masterpiece.
You gotta love the Bend & Snap too. I was so enthralled through Act 2, it almost felt sad as you knew the proceedings were coming to an end. The story was beautifully told in this Musical, and I couldn’t fault how well it was built up from beginning to end. Much appreciation from this writer goes to the whole cast and crew. You’ve done a magnificent job.
Once things get back up and running I certainly recommend this show to anybody and everybody that loved the book or film. You’ll be in for a night of laughs and entertainment, which we all certainly need right now!