Monday, May 16, 2011

Review: Legally Blonde

We spent the day in London with Emily today, spending quite a lot of time at the Tate Modern before grabbing an amazing dinner at Ping Pong before the show.

One Sentence Summary:  Bubblegum musical adapted from the Reese Witherspoon movie.

Trivia:  Thanks to the MTV recording of the broadway version, I have seen Legally Blonde about fifty times. I can't help but love it!

Best thing about it:  The music is great, and it adds something special to the movie, making it more successful than most movie>theatre transitions I've seen. It probably ties with Hairspray on that count.

What they could change:  The Savoy Theatre is a lot smaller than the Broadway venue, so it's had to be scaled down a lot, but in their defense, they've done a pretty good job. A few of the costumes slip into cliche as well (everything Paulette ever wears), but overall it's hard not to love.

We left thinking:  Susan McFadden (as Elle Woods) is perfect, and thank God this show (or at least the cast we saw) hasn't yet fallen victim to silly stunt casting.

Rating:  8.5 / 10

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