Legally Blonde The Musical Review

 

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Legally Blonde The Musical (credit to owner)

Musical Summary

Legally Blonde The Musical follows Elle Woods (Lucie Jones), beautiful and blonde, through a journey of passing tests to make it into Harvard Law School in the hopes of winning back her one true love, Warner Huntington III (Liam Doyle). In her attempts to be taken more seriously, she puts everything she has into learning law (eventually) with love the driving force behind everything she does. We all know there’s twists along the way. I’m sure if you’re interested in seeing the show, you’ve most likely seen the film.

Review

OMIGOD, OMIGOD YOU GUYS! Sorry, I really enjoy corny jokes; that is actually a musical number in the show. Lucie Jones, former X Factor contestant, plays Elle amazingly. She’s bubbly, energetic and funny throughout the show. Even better, she sounded great during every musical number. She wasn’t breathy or nasally and her comedic timing was good.

Another good performance was by Bill Ward playing Professor Callaghan. He’s taken on the musical villain role a couple of times recently including during last years panto, Jack and the Beanstalk. I thought he was great, it might be worth giving up with the accent though. Unfortunately, an accent is something he can’t carry out very well.
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In saying that, I’d like to take a moment to give appreciation to the entire cast because they were all amazing. Rita Simons gave a fiery performance as Paulette; David Barrett was the lovable Emmet; and Liam Doyle was the second most hated character, Warner. Honestly, everyone in the show played their characters perfectly.

The soundtrack is outstanding. From the boisterous opening number OMiGod you guys to the emotional Legally Blonde every single number was fantastic. I never thought I’d shed tears at Legally Blonde but the musical number ‘Legally Blonde’ made tears spring to my eyes. The astonishing moment was watching Helen Petronova skipping throughout ‘Whipped Into Shape’ whilst she sang without missing a beat, it was incredibly impressive. I was out of breath just watching her.

The cherry on top was seeing two dogs on stage. Bruiser (Bruisey) and Rufus (Frank) were complete show stealers with a chorus of ‘aw’s’ from the audience whenever they came on stage.

I truly believe the standing ovation this show received from the crowd at Sunderland Empire was thoroughly deserved. I don’t remember seeing as many people on their feet at the end of a show in a long time.

Therefore, If you love the book/film, or just love a feel good musical you should definitely see Legally Blonde. I would recommend it to anyone.

Until Next Time,

Luce xo

DISCLAIMER: I do not own any of the pictures on this post – credit goes to photographers who took them.

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10 Comments

  1. 26/04/2018 / 20:20

    I love musicals, and the Legally Blonde movie! This is a show I would definitely be interested in seeing, and I’m glad you enjoyed it so much. And honestly, having dogs on stage too just took it up a whole new level, I’m always amazed at how they just know what to do! xo

    • lhope884
      Author
      26/04/2018 / 20:34

      Me too! Hope you get the chance to see it. They were absolutely adorable and very smart- helped along by the occasional treat ?

  2. 26/04/2018 / 20:22

    This sounds amazing?! I LOVE the Legally Blonde films – they are definitely a favourite of mine. I’ll have to look into this and see if there is any chance of me being able to go see it because it sounds sooo good!! Great review ?

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

    • lhope884
      Author
      26/04/2018 / 20:30

      It really is! The films are great. I hope you get the chance to see it! Thank you ❤

  3. 26/04/2018 / 21:05

    No way! I didn’t know this existed. Loved the film. This sounds so fun x

    • lhope884
      Author
      26/04/2018 / 20:08

      It’s amazing. Highly recommend seeing it if you get the chance x

  4. 26/04/2018 / 21:17

    I absolutely love going to the theatre but I’ve never seen Legally Blonde, I definitely want to after reading your review though it sounds like an amazing show and I’m glad you enjoyed it! I’m off to see if it’s touring by me anytime soon now! Great review lovely!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

    • lhope884
      Author
      26/04/2018 / 20:31

      It’s fantastic. I hope you get the chance to see it! Thanks so much ❤

  5. 26/04/2018 / 21:25

    This sounds amazing?! I LOVEEE the Legally Blonde films – they are definitely a favourite of mine. I’ll have to look into this and see if there is any chance of me being able to go see it because it sounds sooo good!! Great review! ?

    Amy,
    https://creativenails.uk

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