So as a follow on from my last post moving from Westside Story to Legally Blonde at the Empire Theatre all I can really do is rave again about the quality of the cast. This cast had 6 months to prepare and were therefore completely polished and professional. This musical is a fun filled American extravaganza and I honestly don’t know how the cast had enough energy to plough through number after number of dance and song, especially considering their length and difficulty. I want to point out the incredible talents of a few of the main cast members: Dan Greenwood played a very sweet and believable Emmett and Sarah Dickinson played the hilarious Paulette, she totally nailed this character and really had the crowd in stitches. However, someone destined for the Westend was the beautiful and talented Ellie Clayton, our very own Elle Woods. Her accent perfect, her voice very strong and her dancing well timed and energetic she is a true triple threat and this part truly was made for her! I wish these young performers the very best in the future, there are certainly bright times ahead for you all.
Again huge thanks to MD Paul Lawton for helping the band through a tricky show and rehearsing the cast so very well. Had another incredible week, I hope I get to play for this company again in the future.
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