‘Legally Blonde: The Musical’ Snaps Into Schwab Auditorium
Elle Woods is coming to the Schwab Auditorium tonight to remind us all about the importance of the “bend and snap:” a maneuver that is equally effective at wooing your man as it is at breaking the necks of plaintiffs in the courtroom. The Penn State Thespians are to thank for bringing “Legally Blonde: The Musical” to Penn State as their main stage production for the fall semester. But this musical has some different characteristics than the 2001 cult classic film “Legally Blonde” that most of us are familiar with.
The production is filled with catchy and modern music that motivates the audience to focus on the added emotional depth of iconic characters like Elle Woods, Paulette, and Emmett. “I really try to live in every second on stage,” Morgan Sichler, the actor who plays Elle Woods, said. “Elle goes through so many more emotions throughout the show, that I really have to live every moment.”
Monica Mazel, the director of the production, worked with the improved characters to rejuvenate them in all of their hilarity. “There’s a lot of pep, if you’re not into musicals this is a good show for you,” Monica said. “If you’ve seen [the movie] or not, this show’s a wild ride, everyone’s bound to be engaged from the start.” Mazel’s direction is complemented by a cast with powerful vocal talent and a script filled with modern jokes that help transcend the 14 years it’s been since “Legally Blonde” hit theaters.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” still offers the same story of everyone’s favorite, pink-power suit clad law student, Elle Woods. Except this time, improved character depth, catchy music, and a modern script, reminds us why we fell in love with the brainy sister of Delta Nu in the first place.
“Legally Blonde: The Musical” is showing at the Schwab Auditorium Oct. 22 – 24 at 7:30 p.m. with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Saturday the 24. For more information, visit “Legally Blonde: The Musical’s” Facebook event page.