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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.

by Anonymousreply 7501/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 106/24/2011

Oh, dear OP. That's high theater there. Please tell us of the local reviews. I'm assuming the 'critics' are raving.

by Anonymousreply 206/24/2011

Actually, we'll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.

by Anonymousreply 306/24/2011

[quote]And how close they feel to Elle, the main character.

wow, thats just sad.

by Anonymousreply 406/24/2011

sounds fetch!

by Anonymousreply 506/24/2011

Congratulations Glenn!

by Anonymousreply 606/24/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 706/24/2011

Congratulations, OP---that sounds like a blast.%0D %0D Let us know how the reviews turn out next week.%0D %0D Break a leg!

by Anonymousreply 806/24/2011

What is your role in this production OP?

by Anonymousreply 906/24/2011

OP: Do try not to kill yourself with a drug OD moments before curtain. It's been done to death this week.

by Anonymousreply 1006/24/2011

"If you've actually seen it"%0D %0D We have seen the movie - a piece of shit with annoying and retarded bitch in the main role.

by Anonymousreply 1106/24/2011

Is Karen Ziemba in this?

by Anonymousreply 1206/24/2011

"Legally Blonde" is currently the biggest hit in London.

by Anonymousreply 1306/24/2011

Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine is doing the show at the end of the summer, with Sally Struthers in the role of the hairdresser.

by Anonymousreply 1406/24/2011

So which one are you, OP? (see cast & credits tab on the link) Brent? Brett? Justin?

by Anonymousreply 1506/24/2011

OP is the one with gayface.

by Anonymousreply 1606/24/2011

I always love the self-written, gushing bios.

"is so excited!"

"is thrilled!"

"is so elated!"

Especially when I see "I dedicate my performance to . . ."

by Anonymousreply 1706/24/2011

[quote]And nobody called Glenn is connected with our show.%0D %0D It's an old DL joke, OP. The 'feud' between Meryl Streep and Glenn Close.

by Anonymousreply 1806/24/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 1906/24/2011

[quote]OP is the one with gayface.

They all have gayface.

by Anonymousreply 2006/24/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 2106/24/2011

I saw this in Denver last year. I found it so lighthearted that it was annoying.

by Anonymousreply 2206/24/2011

"Sally Struthers was in the Chicago production."

As the set.

by Anonymousreply 2306/24/2011

Everyone is so sparkly clean and WHITE looking in that cast.

by Anonymousreply 2406/24/2011

R24- Nothing wrong with that. What's your point?

by Anonymousreply 2506/24/2011

Perfect role for Emily Tappen Boyd!

by Anonymousreply 2606/24/2011

R24: Did you find The Color Purple alarmingly BLACK?

by Anonymousreply 2706/24/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 2806/24/2011

Break a leg, OP.%0D %0D I'm curious - what theatre is this?%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 2906/24/2011

There! Right There! is a really wonderful and funny piece of theatre.%0D %0D The London production is very funny, warm, and enjoyable.

by Anonymousreply 3006/24/2011

R24 here. There are lots of Black, Hispanic, and Asian actors out there looking for work too.%0D %0D All too often we see that a production is all white.%0D %0D Why do I have to spell it out for you?

by Anonymousreply 3106/24/2011

R31- well then, they should write and produce their own stories.

by Anonymousreply 3206/24/2011

Bingo R26! OP IS Emily Taplin Boyd. 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 Emily Taplin Boyd Emily Taplin Boyd.

by Anonymousreply 3306/24/2011

%0D 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 %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 %0D But yes, Legally Blonde is fun. Good luck in your production OP!%0D %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3406/24/2011

R34, I loved this part from a review of the original movie by the San Francisco Chronicle:%0D %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 %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 %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 %0D

by Anonymousreply 3506/24/2011

OP, I condole you.

by Anonymousreply 3606/24/2011

There are so many sad things in OP's thread title I got suicidal just reading it.

by Anonymousreply 3706/24/2011

I'm sorry you have to spend the summer on Long Island, OP.

by Anonymousreply 3806/24/2011

%0D 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 %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 %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 %0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 3906/24/2011

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?

by Anonymousreply 4006/24/2011

[quote]Actually, we'll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.

The regional editions don't count, dear.

by Anonymousreply 4106/24/2011

uh oh%0D %0D Isn't Long Island where they found all those dead bodies?%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 4206/24/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 4306/24/2011

OP, Equity should have been capitalized.

by Anonymousreply 4406/24/2011

The Wantagh Players present:

by Anonymousreply 4506/24/2011

Click on R15 you'll get pictures and info. It's a 62 year old theatre institution. That shows no signs of slowing down,

by Anonymousreply 4606/24/2011

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!

by Anonymousreply 4706/24/2011

Where the fuck is Bellport?

by Anonymousreply 4806/24/2011

It's where Isabella Rossellini has lived for years. a gorgeous, historic town, on the bay.

by Anonymousreply 4906/24/2011

The best Elle ever= Jeffrey Sewell.

by Anonymousreply 5006/24/2011

How does the play differ from the movie? I don't see a sassy black judge and I don't remember a character named Pilar? And someone answer the damn "bend and snap" question.

by Anonymousreply 5106/24/2011

Here's an example. And Our Elle, is wonderful. If I get a clip, I'll post it.

by Anonymousreply 5206/25/2011

The cast bios are cringe-inducing. It's like an awful high school production.

by Anonymousreply 5306/25/2011

RUTH PFERDEHIRT went to Mich. %0D %0D %0D GO BLUE!!!%0D %0D %0D One of the best musical theatre training programs in the U.S. Michigan.%0D %0D

by Anonymousreply 5406/25/2011

You would love knowing this cast. When you've got it it going on, you don't need to be nasty.

by Anonymousreply 5506/25/2011

[quote]Actually, we'll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.

Um, no. The regional paper reviewing is not the NY Times, but nice try.

by Anonymousreply 5606/25/2011

You has to start it osmeplace and this is where actors go to get thie rprofessional trianining. I wish them well aoo.%0D %0D Maryann

by Anonymousreply 5706/25/2011

I've done other shows at this theatre. The N.Y.Times always reviews us. They were at todays matinee. The review should come out next Sunday. I'll post it.

by Anonymousreply 5806/25/2011

Gateway has been around for decades and has an excellent reputation, smart asses!

by Anonymousreply 5906/25/2011


by Anonymousreply 6006/26/2011

Here's a video clip,

by Anonymousreply 6106/28/2011

Let me fix that for you OP.

by Anonymousreply 6206/28/2011


by Anonymousreply 6306/28/2011

I know it's unbelievable.

That in Long Island a lot of people would relate to Elle Woods.

by Anonymousreply 6406/28/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6506/28/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6606/28/2011

I won't have a word said against this production, but Elle Woods in Long Island? I ask you!

by Anonymousreply 6706/28/2011

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.

by Anonymousreply 6806/28/2011

Here's our N.Y. Times review...

by Anonymousreply 6907/04/2011

Congratulations Kirker

by Anonymousreply 7007/04/2011

r67, Elle Woods is ON Long Island, IN the town of Bellport.

by Anonymousreply 7107/04/2011

I'm in another production of Legally Blonde on Long Island!

by Anonymousreply 7201/17/2013


by Anonymousreply 7301/17/2013

Are you playing Bruiser this time?

by Anonymousreply 7401/17/2013

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.

by Anonymousreply 7501/17/2013
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