I''m In A Production of Legally Blonde, On Long Island.
It''s professional, equity. Cant believe how much people know about this story. And how close they feel to Elle, the main character.
Do they do that stupid, forced "Bend aaaaaand SNAP!" thing in the musical, too?\
That was cringe-worthy in how strenuously it was trying to be cute and catchy.
Oh, dear OP. That''s high theater there. Please tell us of the local reviews. I''m assuming the ''critics'' are raving.
Actually, we''ll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.
[quote]And how close they feel to Elle, the main character.\
wow, thats just sad.
What''s sad about a beautiful girl with a 4.0 average in fashion merchandising, who gets a degree from Harvard Law and successfully defends a woman facing a bogus murder charge? If you''ve actually seen it you''d know why there are productions in every corner of the globe. And nobody called Glenn is connected with our show.
Congratulations, OP---that sounds like a blast.%0D\
Let us know how the reviews turn out next week.%0D\
Break a leg!
What is your role in this production OP?
OP: Do try not to kill yourself with a drug OD moments before curtain. It''s been done to death this week.
"If you''ve actually seen it"%0D\
We have seen the movie - a piece of shit with annoying and retarded bitch in the main role.
Is Karen Ziemba in this?
"Legally Blonde" is currently the biggest hit in London.
Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine is doing the show at the end of the summer, with Sally Struthers in the role of the hairdresser.
So which one are you, OP? (see cast & credits tab on the link) Brent? Brett? Justin?
[quote]And nobody called Glenn is connected with our show.%0D\
It''s an old DL joke, OP. The ''feud'' between Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.
Good for you, OP. It''s a cute show, brings a young audience into the theater, and should be a lot of fun for you.
not everything has to be Sondheim
[quote]OP is the one with gayface.\
They all have gayface.
R14- What is the dress code for that playhouse? I''m thinking about attending the show. Last summer, Sally Struthers was in the Chicago production.
I saw this in Denver last year. I found it so lighthearted that it was annoying.
"Sally Struthers was in the Chicago production."\
As the set.
Everyone is so sparkly clean and WHITE looking in that cast.
R24- Nothing wrong with that. What''s your point?
Perfect role for Emily Tappen Boyd!
R24: Did you find The Color Purple alarmingly BLACK?
It is sad. Very sad. The musical makes the film look like Cries and Whispers. Saw the awful, cheap looking London production when it first opened. It''s this appalling, deeply uncomfortable mix of pseudo empowering phrases while promoting the most degrading cartoon-like imagery of women. I can''t believe people take young women to this anti-feminist shitfest. \
And the songs are all uniformly TERRIBLE. For the big production number they didn''t even have any scenery - it was like a high school performance. Rubbish!
Break a leg, OP.%0D\
I''m curious - what theatre is this?%0D\
There! Right There! is a really wonderful and funny piece of theatre.%0D\
The London production is very funny, warm, and enjoyable.
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R24 here. There are lots of Black, Hispanic, and Asian actors out there looking for work too.%0D\
All too often we see that a production is all white.%0D\
Why do I have to spell it out for you?
R31- well then, they should write and produce their own stories.
Bingo R26! OP IS [...]. She just couldnt stay away from her adoring DL fans. Blessed to be graced once again by her sparkling wit and endless positivity. Welcome back to the five and dime [...] [...].
It''s a cute story and all, but the idea of a gorgeous blonde from Harvard Law School somehow being an outcast and an underdog is ridiculous.%0D\
I didn''t go to HLS but I was a Yale undergrad and can confidently say that certain characteristics would hold at both: 1) a general presumption that everyone around you is brilliant and deserves to be there; 2) the very, very, very few students who might meet a Hollywood standard of beauty are the most sought after, prized, envied, and desirable students around. They would hardly be socially shunned.%0D\
But yes, Legally Blonde is fun. Good luck in your production OP!%0D\
R34, I loved this part from a review of the original movie by the San Francisco Chronicle:%0D
"Humor requires that comedian and audience share common values, but the values at work in "Legally Blonde" -- based on the book by Amanda Brown -- are, at times, bizarre. In one scene, students talk about how they spent their summer vacation. One "dewormed orphans" in Somalia, and another started the organization Lesbians Against Drunk Driving. The audience is expected not only to smile at their earnestness but also to regard their idealism as phony and self-deluding, a compensation for their dullness. %0D
At the same time, we're expected to see Elle --who got into law school with an expensively produced admissions video -- as deserving of a Harvard education and of the power and privilege that will go with it. %0D
This is where it really pays to stop thinking about "Legally Blonde," the film that dares to ask the question: Can a young woman overcome the burdens of wealth, privilege and beauty in her quest for fabulous power? It really does take gall -- or is it just obliviousness? -- to make an underdog out of a girl who lives "across the street from Aaron Spelling."%0D
There are so many sad things in OP''s thread title I got suicidal just reading it.
I''m sorry you have to spend the summer on Long Island, OP.
Thanks r35, those are pretty much my sentiments. I''m surprised audiences so wholeheartedly bought into the Elle-as-underdog character, but they certainly did.%0D\
I also think if you talk to people who went to Harvard (or Yale or Princeton or Stanford), you would find that a lot were quietly exasperated by Legally Blonde''s conceit that top students are snooty and out-of-touch, when the reality is that most are highly well mannered, and in any case would be wildly intimidated by someone like Elle.%0D\
I didn''t hate the movie, I really didn''t. It had a ditzy cuteness to it. I''m just surprised that it has gone on to become a popular musical as well as a permanently-in-rotation cable staple a la Shawshank Redemption or Goodfellas.%0D\
R39, if that''s the case, then they really are too full of themselves. It''s a story about a broken-hearted woman, who chases after her man and, in the process, finds herself. What''s not to like?
[quote]Actually, we''ll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.\
The regional editions don''t count, dear.
Isn''t Long Island where they found all those dead bodies?%0D\
there are a LOT of hot guys in that cast list. \
Despite all the snide comments, I bet most DL posters would be happy to share that dressing room with you, OP. \
I didn''t care for the show on Broadway, but loved Sheridan Smith in London. Hope your Elle is a winner!
OP, Equity should have been capitalized.
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Click on R15 you''ll get pictures and info. It''s a 62 year old theatre institution. That shows no signs of slowing down,
I saw it on broadway and thought it was adorable. The songs are catchy and cute...was just listening to it at work yesterday.\
The movie was nothing special to me, the musical soundtrack has definitely stuck around in my regular rotation.\
Break a leg, OP!
Where the fuck is Bellport?
It''s where Isabella Rossellini has lived for years. a gorgeous, historic town, on the bay.
I know it''s unbelievable.\
That in Long Island a lot of people would relate to Elle Woods.
Gateway has been around forever. Being so close to Broadway, many kids have started out there on their way to the city. I saw \
''Hair" there in ''79, without the nude screen because it was a family theater, but it''s a perfectly respected summer theater. Break a leg OP.
Broadway people play there all the time. I did a show with Elizabeth Stanley a month after she closed in Company on Broadway. She''s been in Million Dollar Quartet for a year on Broadway. Mimi Hines played Dolly there and on and on.
I won''t have a word said against this production, but Elle Woods in Long Island? I ask you!
I loathe Legally Blonde. It''s like the b.s. screenwriter took one moment from CLUELESS (cher saying "I object" in class)...and stretched into a very thin movie. Alicia owns Reese in the bubbly blond princess department.
I'm late to the party. I only went to Cornell, but the assumption there is that people like Elle (with a few years knocked off of her age, because...Jesus Christ) are only on campus due to family money/legacy. That seems to be the experience of friends who went to the fancier Ivies as well, but shrugging is the only thing I can do.
To further expose my unpopular opinions, I enjoyed 10 Things I Hate About You more than LB. The musical with Laura B. Bundy was the first show at which I've ever fallen asleep.