Legally Blonde – The Musical – OMIGOD Fantastic!

Last night I was invited to the performance of Legally Blonde -The Musical at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

If you don’t know of Legally Blonde then OMIGOD,  like, where were you in 2001??

Based on Amanda Brown’s novel Legally Blonde and the film of the same name (2001) Legally Blonde tells the story of a blonde sorority queen Elle Woods. When she is dumped by her boyfriend, she decides to follow him to law school to get him back and, once there, learns she has more legal savvy than she ever imagined.

Now, hot off the heels of their recent production of A Chorus Line, Kinetic Theatre Arts proudly presents Legally Blonde – The Musical.

Legally Blonde – The Musical was fantastic, staying true to form with a preppy score the musical was enjoyable from start to finish.

A young talented cast kept the audience mesmerised with musical numbers such as ‘Bend and Snap’ ‘Delta Nu Nu Nu and ‘Blood in the Water’

I was impressed with how multi talented the young performers were, all could dance, sing and act! You could see that Director and Choreographer Kris Crowley has really put his heart into this, with energetic dance routines that made me feel out of breath just watching!

Elle Woods was portrayed by Caz Walsh.  Caz a second year psychology student was fantastic! She really got into character and charmed the audience with her talent and beautiful singing voice. Acting out famous ‘Legally Blonde’ quotes such as ‘I just don’t think that Brooke could’ve done this. Exercise gives you endorphin’s. Endorphin’s make you happy. Happy people just don’t shoot their husbands, they just don’t.’ Caz was a natural at playing Elle.

Emmett was portrayed by Karl Veryard. At only 22 years old Karl was a complete natural. Watching Karl play Emmett was like watching the movie! He must have watched ‘Legally Blonde’ over and over because he was Emmett! His movements, facial expressions and mannerism was that of the character portrayed by Luke Wilson in the 2001 movie.

I was taken back by the fantastic talent of Rebekah Shalom who played Paulette, Elle’s manicurist and confidante. Rebekah who has been performing from a very young age was very convincing as she portrayed the fun-loving and interesting manicurist. Rebekah brought to the stage a comical presence, however we must not forget what an excellent theatrical singing voice she has. I was very impressed by her talent.

Another young talent was that of 17-year-old Jack Davies who played Professor Callahan, a middle-aged professor at Harvard Law School. Jack was confident, direct and true to his character. He had audiences captivated with his suburb stage presence.

All the cast were amazingly talented and well rehearsed, even with a few sound problems the young actors did not let it phase them and continued on with the show in a professional manner.

I thoroughly enjoyed myself, reliving my teen years watching the future stars of theatre and tapping my foot to some catching musical numbers.

It’s the last night tonight, you can book your tickets here – Legally Blonde

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Well done everyone!!

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