It's professional, equity. Cant believe how much people know about this story. And how close they feel to Elle, the main character.
I''m In A Production of Legally Blonde, On Long Island.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||01/17/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 1||06/24/2011|
Oh, dear OP. That's high theater there. Please tell us of the local reviews. I'm assuming the 'critics' are raving.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||06/24/2011|
Actually, we'll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||06/24/2011|
[quote]And how close they feel to Elle, the main character.
wow, thats just sad.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||06/24/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 5||06/24/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 7||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 8||06/24/2011|
What is your role in this production OP?
|by Anonymous||reply 9||06/24/2011|
OP: Do try not to kill yourself with a drug OD moments before curtain. It's been done to death this week.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||06/24/2011|
"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 Anonymous||reply 11||06/24/2011|
Is Karen Ziemba in this?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||06/24/2011|
"Legally Blonde" is currently the biggest hit in London.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||06/24/2011|
Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine is doing the show at the end of the summer, with Sally Struthers in the role of the hairdresser.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||06/24/2011|
So which one are you, OP? (see cast & credits tab on the link) Brent? Brett? Justin?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||06/24/2011|
OP is the one with gayface.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||06/24/2011|
I always love the self-written, gushing bios.
"is so excited!"
"is so elated!"
Especially when I see "I dedicate my performance to . . ."
|by Anonymous||reply 17||06/24/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 18||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 19||06/24/2011|
[quote]OP is the one with gayface.
They all have gayface.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 21||06/24/2011|
I saw this in Denver last year. I found it so lighthearted that it was annoying.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||06/24/2011|
"Sally Struthers was in the Chicago production."
As the set.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||06/24/2011|
R24- Nothing wrong with that. What's your point?
|by Anonymous||reply 25||06/24/2011|
Perfect role for Emily Tappen Boyd!
|by Anonymous||reply 26||06/24/2011|
R24: Did you find The Color Purple alarmingly BLACK?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 28||06/24/2011|
Break a leg, OP.%0D %0D I'm curious - what theatre is this?%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 29||06/24/2011|
There! Right There! is a really wonderful and funny piece of theatre.%0D %0D The London production is very funny, warm, and enjoyable.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 31||06/24/2011|
R31- well then, they should write and produce their own stories.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 33||06/24/2011|
%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 Anonymous||reply 34||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 35||06/24/2011|
OP, I condole you.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||06/24/2011|
There are so many sad things in OP's thread title I got suicidal just reading it.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||06/24/2011|
I'm sorry you have to spend the summer on Long Island, OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||06/24/2011|
%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 Anonymous||reply 39||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 40||06/24/2011|
[quote]Actually, we'll be reviewed by the New York Times, next week.
The regional editions don't count, dear.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||06/24/2011|
uh oh%0D %0D Isn't Long Island where they found all those dead bodies?%0D %0D
|by Anonymous||reply 42||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 43||06/24/2011|
OP, Equity should have been capitalized.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||06/24/2011|
The Wantagh Players present:
|by Anonymous||reply 45||06/24/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 46||06/25/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 47||06/25/2011|
Where the fuck is Bellport?
|by Anonymous||reply 48||06/25/2011|
It's where Isabella Rossellini has lived for years. a gorgeous, historic town, on the bay.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||06/25/2011|
The best Elle ever= Jeffrey Sewell.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||06/25/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 51||06/25/2011|
Here's an example. And Our Elle, is wonderful. If I get a clip, I'll post it.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||06/25/2011|
The cast bios are cringe-inducing. It's like an awful high school production.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||06/25/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 54||06/25/2011|
You would love knowing this cast. When you've got it it going on, you don't need to be nasty.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||06/25/2011|
[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 Anonymous||reply 56||06/25/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 57||06/25/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 58||06/25/2011|
Gateway has been around for decades and has an excellent reputation, smart asses!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||06/25/2011|
MLOP FOR HATTIE!
|by Anonymous||reply 60||06/26/2011|
Here's a video clip,
|by Anonymous||reply 61||06/28/2011|
Let me fix that for you OP.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||06/28/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 63||06/28/2011|
I know it's unbelievable.
That in Long Island a lot of people would relate to Elle Woods.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||06/28/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 65||06/28/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 66||06/28/2011|
I won't have a word said against this production, but Elle Woods in Long Island? I ask you!
|by Anonymous||reply 67||06/29/2011|
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 Anonymous||reply 68||06/29/2011|
Here's our N.Y. Times review...
|by Anonymous||reply 69||07/04/2011|
|by Anonymous||reply 70||07/04/2011|
r67, Elle Woods is ON Long Island, IN the town of Bellport.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||07/04/2011|
I'm in another production of Legally Blonde on Long Island!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||01/17/2013|
LOCAL MUSICAL ENJOYED BY ALL
|by Anonymous||reply 73||01/17/2013|
Are you playing Bruiser this time?
|by Anonymous||reply 74||01/17/2013|
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 Anonymous||reply 75||01/17/2013|