Who would have thought that the British would love Elle Woods? I sure didn't. Now while I enjoyed the 2007 Broadway production of Legally Blonde I never expected that it would make the leap across the pond. It was a cute show. I'll give you that. The show which enjoyed a near eighteen month run on Broadway and failed to make back it's investment is currently selling out on the road. Who knows? Maybe they'll make their money back after all.
The show which began previews at London's Savoy Theatre opened last night to excellent reviews across the board. Here are a few comments from the critics.
I tried, I really tried to hate this show, but resistance is futile." He went onto praise the production as "light, fast, fun and frothy."
the musical is] ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish." For Taylor, the show was even an upgrade from the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, calling Heather Hach's lyrics "unflaggingly funny," and declaring Laurence O'Keefe and Nell Benjamin's score rich with "brassiness, bite, joie de vivre, sheer cheek, and even the odd strain of sadness."
"The audience cheered, whistled and made my cavils seem precious" and ends his review with "Let's agree that Legally Blonde is, well, fun."
Sounds like a hit to me. Tickets are on sale thru May 23, 2010 but don't be surprised if it extends. They would be foolish not to. Don't forget if you are looking to purchase tickets to see Legally Blond The Musical or any other show in London we are just a phone call away. Until next time theatre fans.
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