REVIEW: Show is Totally All That, You Know?

by Joy Donovan on July 29, 2009

Becky Gulsvig stars as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Becky Gulsvig stars as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical. Photo by Joan Marcus.

Omigod, you guys. I just saw the coolest show in Dallas.

Legally Blonde, the touring show that was on Broadway and before that was that movie Reese Witherspoon did, came to town, and even though I had to put down my iPhone for about three hours, it was totally worth it. Totally.

Like I had to get my highlights touched up because, wow, as if I would show up at a musical where the star–her name is Becky Gulsvig–is the only one with blonde hair. But, ohmigod, she has blonde hair and she can sing. And dance, in the cutest clothes. I think I hate her!

She starts out in a sorority, alot like Theta or Kappa, only goofier. And then she gets this idea to follow her boyfriend to Harvard Law School, but it’s okay because she still takes all her bling. Even though those other kids wear really uncool clothes, Elle–that’s her name–still wears a lot of pink.

Anyway, she gets all up in this other girl’s business working on her trial. Coleen Sexton is the one who plays that girl, Brooke. And she does this wicked jump-rope routine, and she is all over it. While she’s singing! Like, rock on.

And then one of my other favorite parts is this totally cool guy named Jeff McLean who plays Warner. He sings and he reminds me of this guy my mom used to like. I think his name was Donny Osmond. Oh, and this other girl, her name is Natalie Joy Johnson and she plays Paulette, she was pretty hilarious for someone almost as old as the parental units.

And the show is really funny  other times, too, like when there’s a courtroom trial. And they sing and dance some more, and it’s like really funny, you know?

The part I didn’t like too much were these girls, the back-up singers. Actually, they could sing but they couldn’t dance so much. Why would they vote them in? Our sorority would never make the varsity revue, if we weren’t more together than they were. I mean totally.

But even if we wouldn’t let them in our sorority, the show really gets you pumped, even if you’re a brunette. You know, the story just goes to show you that just because a girl likes to have her nails done and maybe wears pink doesn’t mean she’s stupid. You know?

The show is only here until Aug. 2, but then it moves to Bass Performance Hall in Fort Worth. It’ll be there Aug. 4 though 9th, so you can chillax, if you’re going to see this show. Yeah, mom says it was nominated for seven Tony Awards, whatever that is, so I think that means the music is good or something.

Peace out.

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