Legally Blonde the Musical will be staged in Manila this June!
Tin, Daniel, 'be and I are planning to get tickets and see how these Pinoys on stage will magically transform to be somewhat 'American.'
This show is an adaptation of Reese Witherspoon's 2001 hit film classic of the same name (without the Musical). The story is about Elle Woods' battle against intellectual oppression and how she fought and worked her way into Harvard Law to be with the man she loves (or thought she loves), only to find that there are other things more important than boyfriends, bags, shoes, snaps and Playboy bunny ears!
Led by Nikki Gil as Elle Woods, the Filipino cast will be joined by Nyoy Volante (Emmet Forrest), Jet Pangan (Professor Callahan), and Cris Villonco (Vivienne Kensington). Gretchen Barretto is humored to play Brooke Windham, the fitness instructor charged with murder and Elle's first ever client.
The four of us (Danes, Tin, 'be and I) had sooooo exhausted the musical since 2008 (thanks to Daniel), that we already know every, dance step, blocking, line and song by heart. I honestly was not that excited to see it here in Manila, as it may disappoint me, since our expectations for the musical are considerably high.
But Tin wants to witness Gretchen do the ever-exhausting Whipped Into Shape number, and so do I. Besides, who wouldn't want to see the 40-year old Barretto do the entire jumping rope stint and sing high notes? I'd pay that much to see her fail. Hehehehehehe!!!