- Last Updated on 07:34 AM 07/11/13
- BY Kirk Compton/Special to the Gazette
Do you like Lifetime movies? How about a good underdog story? Better yet, what about a romantic comedy? Or maybe a superhero plotline is more what you prefer?
Regardless, The Prizery’s production of “Legally Blonde” — a pop-rock musical based on the movie of the same name — is sure to please whatever genre you like most.
The Lifetime story — follow Elle Woods on her journey from sorority president to Harvard law school alumna in a tale of American success. While Elle’s intelligence and beauty shine through, she’s devastated when her longtime boyfriend unceremoniously dumps her on the eve of their undergraduate graduation causing her to rethink her career plans and join him at the aforementioned Ivy League institution.
With determination and the right clothing ensemble, Elle is able to conquer the law and find new love in “Legally Blonde.”
The underdog story — Elle Woods is not your average Beverly Hills blonde. She’s more than designer duds and tan skin — she’s got brains too. While the world may misjudge Elle based on her outward appearance, she sets her mind to tackle one of the toughest careers — lawyering — in one of the most rigorous law schools in the country. Along the way Elle makes new friends, a few enemies and proves to the naysayers — and herself — that she is “Legally Blonde.”
The romantic comedy story — Elle Woods has it all: terrific friends, great hair and a loving boyfriend. Just as Elle anticipates she’ll be hearing wedding bells and walking down the aisle, her life takes a turn. Forced to deal with the reality that she isn’t the “right” girl — but more the girl right now — she turns her focus to a career in law with the hopes of winning back her beloved.
On this journey Elle discovers that love arrives when and where you least expect it … even in the courtroom. Can a girl who’s Legally Blonde really have it all?
The superhero story — Understanding and harnessing a superpower can be tricky. In the case of Elle Woods it’s not supreme strength, super speed or mind reading abilities that makes her one of a kind, but using what she already knows that makes her super powerful.
Elle, in a quest to prove she’s got what it takes to save animals and people alike, uses the law and simple logic to fight bad guys and gals in “Legally Blonde.”
As it would seem, “Legally Blonde” has it all. From sugary sweet romance, to tenacious spirit, grit, determination and everything in between — this story is for one and all.
“Legally Blonde” opens on Thursday and runs through Sunday, July 21.
Tickets and more information are available online at www.prizery.com or by phone at 434-572-8339.