Legally Blonde, Churchill Theatre Edinburgh, Preview:
In a rehearsal room, high above the streets of the New Town of Edinburgh the graduating third year students of MGA are hard at work rehearsing what will be there final production whilst in training before they set out to achieve their dreams in the performance arts.
To mark this milestone MGA founders, Creative Director Murray Grant with Managing Director Andrew Gowland are helming this production personally with Gowland Directing and Grant Choreographing accompanied by Simon Hanson as Musical Director and Tom Mullins as Assistant director. It’s a production team that brings professional credits and experience to the fore to ensure this talented cast will bow out of MGA with a bang!
Legally blonde tells the story of Elle Woods, a sorority girl who en-rolls at Harvard Law School to win back her ex-boyfriend Warner. She discovers how her knowledge of the law can help others, and successfully defends exercise queen Brooke Wyndham in a murder trial. Throughout the show, no one has faith in Elle Woods, but she manages to surprise them when she defies expectations while staying true to herself. It’s a tale of acceptance, diversity and strength truly fitting attributes for a final show!
We at ScotsGay arts were treated to a performance of two excerpts from the show, starting with the opening number, its big and brash with well drilled choreography, the cast are already giving it there all with Carl O’Dowd shining with a charming take on “Emmet Forrest”.
The second excerpt is from the end of the show, “Find my way/Finale” is a moment truly worthy of the west end, with Caitlin Tipping giving a performance that melts the heart with its strength and honesty. Her interpretation of Elle Woods shows every nuance of a finely crafted performance from an actress that will travel beyond the realms of musical theatre to where ever she dares to go. Gowland has directed a fine piece of musical theatre and it shows in this number with its subtly charm delivering an emotional high point that once seen is never forgotten.
“Oh my god you guys” Even from these small peeks at the production it promises to be something very special and uniquely fitting and with only two performances and limited tickets you better book fast. So, grab those tickets and support the next generation of musical theatre performers before they set out to live there dreams, as judging by this preview for so many of them, the west end and indeed beyond awaits!
MGA Presents “Legally Blonde Churchill Theatre Edinburgh, Friday 4th and Saturday 5th May, for Tickets go to http://themgaacademyshopboxoffice.bigcartel.com/product/legally-blonde