Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have awarded University of Cincinnati’s College Conservatory of Music production of Legally Blonde with a 4.5 star recommendation.
In Legally Blonde, Harvard’s beloved blonde takes the stage by pink storm in this fun, upbeat musical that is ridiculously enjoyable from start to finish. Based on the adored feature film of the same name, this musical about self-discovery stays true to form with a peppy score and playful book. Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Musical in 2011, this all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!
Panelists loved the CCM’s production: “Going back to college for the opening night of CCM‘s Legally Blonde did not disappoint! the stage becomes a powerhouse of song and dance…Ohmigod you guys, just go see this show and have a lot of fun.” Panelists praised Diane Lala’s “well designed and executed” choreography (“the highlight of the show”) and scenic designer Joe Leonard’s “spectacular” scenic design: “Sophisticated…transforms constantly and seamlessly.” Lead actress Lawson Young as Elle, Lead actor Chris Collins-Pisano as Emmett, and supporting actress Madeline Lynch as Paulette were all singled out for their outstanding performances, but they gave kudos to all the performers: “the real strength of this musical was the total ensemble singing and dancing their hearts out for the pure joy felt by the audience.”
Nominations for LCT awards will be determined and announced at the end of the season and winners awarded at the annual LCT party in the summer.