Omigod, Legally Blonde the Musical has taken to the stage
Loughborough Echo By MEGAN COX
TINY dogs, a pink sequin bunny outfit and the occasional bit of law – omigod you guys, Legally Blonde the Musical has taken to the stage and it will have you grinning from ear to ear.
Christchurch Theatre Club delivered catchy tunes, dynamic dance routines and plenty of laughs to a packed out Loughborough Town Hall last night (Monday) with its first performance of the overwhelmingly pink musical.
Lucy Maden, who has been with the theatre club since 1994 and starred in numerous performances, took on the role of sorority girl Elle Woods. From Lucy’s first step on stage in the Delta Nu residence it was clear why she was chosen to play the lead female. Lucy showcased her vocals in Legally Blonde and Find My Way, perfected Elle’s mini-tantrums and was, most importantly, believable.
Ashley Bright, a relative newcomer to Christchurch, made a fantastic Emmett and had the audience rooting for him to bag the girl.
But arguably the most-liked character and best delivered performance was by Julie Easter who played hairdresser Paulette. Julie was, quite simply, fantastic.
Ireland and Bend and Snap were two stand-out musical numbers and her first meeting with the new UPS delivery guy, played by the hilarious Aaron Murray, had the room in stitches.
The ensemble of sorority sisters supported Lucy throughout the show and gave a whole new meaning to the word sassy!
And let’s not forget the four-legged performers. Dogs Chilli Pepper and Lola took to the stage and seemed completely at home and unphased – even when handled by a gent in his grubby Y fronts!
The orchestra, set design team and choreographer and director Michael Gamble all have to be commended for bringing Elle’s world of pink to life.
The only slight hiccup on the night was a few issues with sound, but as it was opening night all can be forgiven.
This action-packed musical is running until Saturday, January 28.
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Photo credit: Rosie Bambury Photography