<strong>LOGAN—</strong> In the musical production of Legally Blonde, Delta Nu sorority president Elle Woods finds herself at Harvard law school as she chases after her “dream man” who also happens to be her ex-boyfriend. Little does she know the challenges attending a top law school will present, but finds help from new friends, a new wardrobe and even a few dogs – yes real dogs.
The audience cheered, laughed, fell dramatically silent and even blushed more than once opening night. Kayli Sue Jackson (Elle) led a perky cast of sorority sisters and lawyers with catchy songs accompanied with quirky dance numbers, making the all over mood fun and vibrant. The players had a fantastic opener in front of an equally strong chorus.
There were very few hiccups before intermission. A few minor microphone malfunctions and, the audience’s personal favorite, a stage sliding Chihuahua on leash end. Just a few inconsequential things here and there, but the cast and crew handled them perfectly and never hesitated. After intermission the hiccups had all but disappeared, resulting in an overall seamless performance.
The set for the show was also seamless as well as innovative. With a number of diverse, interchangeable pieces the audience was taken with the cast to a number of locations, all with a unique feel and a large pallet of props.
A projector was used in the backdrop to give every scene even more identity, changing from sorority décor to the marble pillars of the court. The projection was shot against three “bubble” shapes adding to the perky, sorority vibe.
This show is a fantastic laugh, tugging opposite polls of trendy fashion and legal jargon together. It appeals to the underdog we all know so well, and serves as a reminder of our ability to reach for the stars and obtain them.
Seven shows remain, November 2-3 and 6-10. Visit www.arts.usu.edu for show times and tickets.