I was lucky to catch the opening night performance of Legally Blonde: The Musical at Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre last night. If you liked the movie, you’ll love the show. It barely strays from the storyline of the film and throughout the performance, you could hear the audience collectively holding their breath, just waiting for those classic lines we all knew were coming. And don’t think this show is just for women; there were plenty of men in the audience who seemed to be thoroughly caught up in the fun. Sure, there’s so much pink on set it looks like there’s been an explosion of cotton candy, but the talented cast brings the story to life with catchy tunes like Ohmigod You Guys and There! Right There! – a hilarious tune sung by Brooke’s legal team to determine if the pool boy is gay or European. This show is no Les Miserables or Miss Saigon (two of my all-time favourites) but it’s an entertaining good time.
Mirvish has an exciting lineup coming up for theatre lovers. I’m most excited about Wicked (October 20 to November 28, 2010) and The Lion King (April 19 to May 22, 2011) both of which I’ve seen before but that’s never stopped me; I see shows I love over and over again. The magic of live performances never wears off on me. Visit mirvish.com to find out what’s coming up and to buy tickets.
Legally Blonde: The Musical
July 7 – August 8, 2010
Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 1J2
Tues- Sat 8 PM;
Weds, Sat & Sun 2 PM;
No performance on Weds July 7, 2 PM
Added performances Thurs July 8, 2 PM & Sun July 11, 8 PM