December 5, 2010

OMIGOD You Guys!

Yesterday, Amy and I took mom to our favorite sushi buffet and then to see Legally Blonde, The Musical for her upcoming birthday.  (Don't worry, Ma, I won't divulge your age!)  One of the great things about living here is the ability to take advantage of Broadway in Chicago, and I knew this was exactly the type of musical mom would love!

I have to say, not only did mom love it, but I also loved this musical!  I already knew the story was good, and I was pleased to discover how much I also enjoyed the music, the dancing, and the acting.  The actress who played Elle Woods did a fantastic job with this role- and that's coming from a huge Reese Witherspoon fan!

The script was funny and relatable.  They stayed true enough to the original story that fans would appreciate the musical, but there were some changes - ones I actually appreciated.  They even made some obvious modifications to include one-liners that reference things like "Glee" - making the audience burst into laughter in even unexpected times.

My personal favorite part when the lawyers were trying to figure out if the pool boy was gay or just European.  The song that accompanied this scene was just too funny.  I couldn't stop laughing!  Here's an excerpt from the song for your enjoyment:

Elle:
Of course he's gay.

Calahan:
Or European?

All:
ohhhhhh.
Gay or European?
It's hard to guarantee
Is he gay or European?

Warner:
Well, hey don't look at me.

Vivian:
You see they bring their boys up different in those charming foreign ports.
They play peculiar sports.

All:
In shiny shirts and tiny shorts.
Gay or foreign fella?
The answer could take weeks.
They will say things like "ciao bella"
while they kiss you on both cheeks.

Elle:
Oh please.

All:
Gay or European?
So many shades of gray.

Warner:
Depending on the time of day,
the French go either way.

I'm not sure where the tour is headed when they leave Chicago, but if you get a chance to check out this musical, I highly recommend it.  It's a great event for a girls' night out (or a fun date with your gay boyfriend)!

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