Legally Blonde, the Musical-A Review
By Kip Tabb –
I admit it–one of my favorite movies is Legally Blonde. And now Legally Blonde–The Musical is right up there as well . . . at least the way the First Flight High School actors performed the play.
Led by Sarah Vercuteren in the title role of Elle Woods, the Outer Banks version of the play is a riotous trip through the twists and turns of the human heart, with a couple of side trips into heartbreak and loneliness.
At the heart of the play is a journey of self-discovery; Elle Woods learning that love of self is as important as finding the right person to love; Emmett’s (Trevor McPherson) discovery that what is inside a person is far more important than what may be seen. Annie Sorey as Vivienne begins her journey as uptight, selfish and very unpleasant. Along the way, she discovers that truth and principle are more important than appearance.
And Warner Huntington III, played with swarmy panache by Sam Weybright–if he learned anything it’s that money and prestige ultimately mean nothing.
Some of the scenes in the play were absolutely priceless–and will live in memory as an example of what good theatre can be.
Jose Valle’s entrance as Kyle, the sexy UPS driver, was raucous, outrageous and all about fun.
And then there was Nikos the Pool Boy, played with absolute perfection by Christian Davis. He’s sleazy, he’s sexy and in spite of his testimony that he and Brooke Wyndham (Annah Bachman) are having an affair, he is, as Elle discovers, gay.
Which leads to a laugh-out-loud piece of skit comedy between Nikos and Carlos (Israel Lopez) the lover who he claims was just a friend.
There is another performance tonight at 7:00 p.m. and a Saturday matinee at 2:00. Don’t miss this one. It’s worth the price of admission, which is only $8.00 for adults and $6.00 for children.