Even surrounded by droves of teenies I loved this musical. It took the heart of the movie and got to the meat from the very first song. They kept the basic story line and structure of the movie and really focused on the fun moments. The stereotyped roles are written classic wit and humor that even a straight man would laugh. Nell Benjamin & Laurence O’Keefe wrote the songs that will easily get stuck in your head. My favorite song was “Is he gay or European.”
The set changes with great fluidity, that doesn’t make you nauseous. There was only one time where the cast reunites in an empty space, which made it seem like a weird transition for me since they had a set for every single scene.
Laura Bell Bundy is the best Elle Woods ever. She even matched Reese’s voice pitch from the movie. Laura is a triple threat. She kept up with all of the choreography without blinking out of her character or missing a note. I’m the jealous girl that wants to be her. I’ll work with Jerry Mitchell (director/choreographer) any day.
You will be surprised that this does not suck.
You might not be surrounded by teens either. My friend went the other night and she was surrounded by “old money.” Yeah. This musical touches all kinds of hearts.
Go see it! It’s very very funny.
I think they still have $40 balcony seats.