I attended opening night last night at The Fox Theatre. I've seen a lot of Broadway shows and I certainly have my favorites. But I can tell you, this is the most FUN show I've ever seen.
Becky Gulsvig as Elle Woods and Frankie as Bruiser in the National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus.
Becky Gulsvig as Elle Woods and the cast of the National Tour of Legally Blonde the Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus.
It closely follows the movie with only a few small changes. Instead of sending a video to Harvard, Elle travels there with cheerleaders and a marching band for a big production number. Plus we get to know the character of Emmett (the guy she ends up with at the end) better than that of the movie. And I can't forget the Greek chorus-Elle's Delta Nu sisters that come back to her in hallucinations for encouragement. Expect lots of music and dancing, lots of pink and lots of laughing. I especially enjoyed all the little fun pop culture references that were made. My friend Anna and I loved it...and she's been to a lot of shows too.
Guys, this would be a great show to bring a date to. Gals, grab a girlfriend and go! And parents, your daughters will love it!
Oh, the dogs and UPS man are total scene stealers, be on the look out for them!
Legally Blonde is playing at the Fox though February 1. Click here for tickets, times and prices.