“Legally Blonde”

Palace Theatre, New York • 18 July 2007 • 8pm
Music & Lyrics by Laurence O’Keefe & Nell Benjamin. Book by Heather Hach. Based on the novel by Amanda Brown & the MGM Motion Picture.

Directed and choreographed by Jerry Mitchell. With Laura Bell Bundy (Elle Woods), Richard H. Blake (Warner Huntington III), Christian Borle (Emmet Forrest), Orfeh (Paulette), Michael Rupert (Professor Callahan)…

Here’s a show that has no discernable music, dreadfully trite lyrics and a book that frequently embarrasses itself. I haven’t seen the movie (yet), but I’m sure there was better comedic material to work from than what emerges on stage. The whole “Gay or European” scene in the second act is simply appalling. Thank God, the show moves along quickly and the fantastic set gives something to marvel about.

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