Monday, June 15, 2015

Theatre: Legally Blonde (★★★★½)

By Laurence O’Keefe and Nell Benjamin
Book by Heather Hach
WAAPA 2nd & 3rd Year Music Theatre students
Directed by Jason Langley
Music Director David King
Choreographer Lisa O’Dea
Set Design by Steve Nolan
Lighting Design by Trudy O’Neill

Regal Theatre
Until June 20

Bend and Snap: Jess Philippi, Tayla Jarrett, Heather Manley, Taryn Ryan, Kate Thomas and the ensemble
Omigod you guys – it’s time to get serious!
WAAPA have staged a coup by securing the rights to Legally Blonde, the Broadway hit musical that somehow didn’t make Perth in its professional run in 2013.
It’s hard to imagine a better property for the academy. All the characters bar the lecherous law professor Callahan (Matthew Hyde) and the heart-of-gold hairdresser Paulette (the show stopping Taryn Ryan) are age-specific for the young cast, and the show’s high-energy music and dance fit their talent and energy to a T.
I’m always banging on about how much more than class assignments WAAPA’s shows are, and how you’d be mad to miss them.
And this time I’m deadly serious.

Go to the complete review in The West Australian 

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