Drinks and chats were with the cast before hand; I discovered Cameron Daddo (Professor Callahan) is even taller and more charming in real life, and it's easy to have a laugh with David Harris (Emmett), despite his shock horror at my first ever visit to Princess Theatre (which is gorgeous, if you haven't been). Well, there's a first time for everything and this was certainly a fabulous way to get started.
As a fan of the movie I was intrigued to see how it was going to come to life as a musical. The production follows the same plot as the big screen and features many favourites such as the plentiful use of "omigod you guys!", essential handbag pet pooch, and the "bend...and snap!". What would it be without these? But it really came to life with the use of clever lyrics, creative set design, adorable canines, and a talented cast. There is definitely new found respect for anyone who can sing and dance that well in a pair of heels.
The show was funny, warm and inspiring like the movie but with that fresh edge that comes with theatre. I left Legally Blonde The Musical feeling considerably perky with the reminder that women can wear pink and enjoy success, at the same time. Like, seriously.
Legally Blonde The Musical is finishing its Australian Tour on July 14 so get yourself to the Princess Theatre in Melbourne stat. Bookings are through Ticketmaster or on 1300 111 011.