LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

Reading Operatic Society

The Hexagon, Reading

19 – 22 APRIL 2017

Music and Lyrics by
LAURENCE O'KEEFE AND NELL BENJAMIN

 

Book by
HEATHER HACH

 

Based on the novel by Amanda Brown and the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer motion picture. 

 

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL

An amateur production presented with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe
www.MTIShows.co.uk

Based on the novel and the hit-movie of the same name, Legally Blonde: the Musical chronicles the journey of the famously perky Elle Woods, a fashion-savvy, UCLA sorority girl who finds her life turned upside down when she is dumped by her boyfriend Warner. In an effort to prove to Warner that she is more than just some blonde sorority girl, she follows him to Harvard Law, where she struggles to fit in and do well. Ultimately, she defies expectations and manages to stay true to her delightfully pink personality.

This production was in association with READING OPERATIC SOCIETY

CREATIVE TEAM

Director & Choreographer
NICK BRANNAM

 

Musical Director
THOMAS JOY

 

Additional Choreography
MILLIE CLUCAS

 

Production Manager
DAVID PARSONSON

 

Stage Manager
CAROL HODGKINSON

 

Deputy Stage Manager

DAVID PARSONSON

 

Assistant Stage Manager

JAMES COOK

CHRIS DINSEY

 

HIRE SERVICES

Lighting Design

KIM HOLLAMBY

 

Additional Lighting Hire

DINRINO

 

Sound Design and Hire

DANIEL PAINE - SPINAUDIO

 

Scenery Hire
SCENIC PROJECTS LTD

 

Costumes
BASINGSTOKE AMATEUR THEATRICAL SOCIETY

LOWESTOFT PLAYERS

 

NODA REVIEW

“I was so impressed with this director’s interpretation it brought the show to life and showcased the acting skills of his cast; in so doing he created in them boundless energy and enthusiasm. He ensured the characters had depth rather than being frivolous caricatures and this really brought dimension and understanding to the plot. I loved the way he utilised the cast in assisting with set changes as this kept the action moving giving the show great pace. His choreography was amazingly diverse with an emphasis on fun; the cheerleaders’ routine was bouncy and dynamic the Greek chorus sassy and cheeky and “Whipped into Shape” energetic vigorous and spirited. For the most part the cast were well drilled and uniformly in step, however on the evening of my visit there were one or two small mishaps; but this did nothing to detract from overall visual effect. It was also refreshing to see an outstanding young male dancer being promoted and given solo work.”

National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) - Read full review

 

PRESS REVIEWS

“Kitchness, a love of absurd fashion and a generous, never nasty sense of humour lie at the centre of the film, and are qualities that the Reading Operatic Society has an abundance of in their adaptation at The Hexagon.”

Reading Chronicle  - Read full review

PRODUCTION IMAGES (Photography by MICHAEL GRIBBLE)