LEGALLY BLONDE – Hills Musical Company

LEGALLY BLONDE – Hills Musical Company

Reviewed by Kerry Cooper

November 2014

Everything about this show screams professionalism, from the outstanding choreography by Linda Williams to the abundance of talent on and beneath the stage. Mark DeLaine providing musical direction was at his best. Opening with ensemble cast in a musical number that demanded attention, this production goes from strength to strength.

Legally Blonde tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who enrols in Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. Leading the pack as Elle is the multi-talented Tegan Gully, her performance is full of confidence and charm; unfortunately opening night the musicians occasionally drowned out her miked voice, but this was forgiven quickly as the show rocketed from one entertaining number to another.

Director David Sinclair and his able crew have provided the audience with a fast paced and energetic production. With too many highlights to mention, there was simply not a weak link in the cast.

Principal actors, Brady Lloyd, Fiona DeLaine, Matthew Prime, Rebecca Raymond, Nicholas Bishop and Shenayde Wilkinson-Sarti were all cast exceptionally well, with special mention to Fiona for breathing hilarious life into hairdresser Paulette Bonafonte. Colourful costumes and minimal set pieces were highlighted by appropriate slides as the backdrop, this was all that was needed and left the stage open for creative dance numbers. 

Act two provided the musical number ‘Whipped into Shape’, which was unexpected but simply brilliant!

The story although drowned in stereotypes is light-hearted and full of one liners that left the audience in stitches. You will be tickled PINK.

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