No spoilers are in this review.
Last year (July 2015) we reviewed Grease by one of our local amateur musical theatre groups BBLOC which, at the time of the review, we commented on how professional this local amateur group portrayed this classic 1970’s musical, so much so that when we heard that they are again starting the Pavilion Theatre Bournemouth summer season with Legally Blonde The Musical it was one show we just had to see and OMG we were not disappointed.
Winner of 7 major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) the all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!
Sorority star Elle Woods doesn’t take ‘no’ for an answer. So when her boyfriend dumps her for someone serious, Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books, and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law School. With some help from new-found friends Paulette, Emmett and her Chihuahua Bruiser, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style!
The show starts with a rousing ‘OMG shut up’ and continues at a fast pace, with well choreographed group routines.
Excellent performances by Sarah Bayliss as Elle, Sally Wheeler as Paulette and hats off to Rachel Forsdike as Vivian who hobbled across stage, having taken ‘break a leg’ perhaps too literally!
The costumes and stage set were very colourful, with pink being de rigueur for Elle – check out the bravely sported Bunny girl outfit.
The music score was perhaps the most disappointing aspect, with only one truly LOL memorable number for us ‘Gay or European?’
Overall, an entertaining and energetic summer sizzler which will delight fans of the film. And OMG you will not look at a UPS man in the same way again!
Legally Blonde The Musical is performing this week 20 – 23 July at the Pavilion Bournemouth with evening shows starting at 7.30 and matinee at 2.30, for ticket availability visit their website www.bic.co.uk or call their ticket line for all BH Live Tickets on 0844 576 3000
For details on BBLOC visit their website www.bbloc.co.uk
Reviewed by: – Lesli Wharton
Entertaining and energetic summer sizzler which will delight fans of the film