The Australian Premiere of the international award winning hit musical Legally Blonde takes place tonight, Thursday October 4, at 7pm at the Sydney Lyric theatre.
Guests at the Gala Premiere tonight include NSW Minister for Major Events and the Arts George Souris; Danielle Spencer; X Factor judge Natalie Bassingthwaite; Adam Garcia; Home and Away’s Dan Ewing, Lisa Gormley, David Jones Roberts and Rhiannon Fish; Triple J breakfast team Tom Ballard and Alex Dyson; The Voice’s Prinnie Stevens and Mahalia Barnes; MTV’s Keiynan Lonsdale, Kate Peck and Jules Sebastian; television personalities David Campbell, Michael Caton, Laura Csortan, Gigi Edgley, Josh Horner and Kerri-Anne Kennerley; stars of musical theatre including Kelley Abbey, Simon Burke, Bobby Fox, Amanda Harrison and Ian Stenlake; alongside the UK producer of Legally Blonde Howard Panter and his Australian co-producer John Frost.
The exclusive after party will be held at Marquee nightclub at The Star.
Previews of Legally Blonde have been running since September 21 and the audience response has been overwhelming with up to 200 fans eagerly waiting at the stage door each night for autographs and photos with the stars of Legally Blonde.
DanceLife Founder, Clint Salter says: “Legally Blonde The Musical is pure entertainment. With a stellar score and hilarious script this beyond talented cast delivered a polished and engaging performance that the whole family can enjoy”.
Our staff loved every minute of the fun-filled fast paced script interspersed with energetic dance performances and excellent vocals.
Producers Howard Panter for Ambassador Theatre Group and John Frost are thrilled with the audience response to their show. “The audience response so far has been extraordinary, and it looks like Sydney will take Legally Blonde to their hearts in the same way as Broadway, London and countless other cities around the world have done. Our sensational cast of musical theatre performers, the best that Australia has to offer, have put their own stamp on these wonderful characters, and this production is second to none. Legally Blonde is a perfect fit for Sydney, and thanks to Destination NSW and the City of Sydney, we are finally here.”
NSW Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Arts, George Souris, congratulated the team saying, “The NSW Government, through Destination NSW, is delighted to have played a part in securing this wonderful musical for Sydney. I am confident Australian audiences will embrace this world-class production, in large part due to the exceptional talent and creativity of the cast and crew. I wish them all the best of luck for tonight’s Opening Night and throughout the season.”
“Right up there alongside Mamma Mia” – The Daily Telegraph
Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical has taken the world by storm. Winner of seven major awards including the coveted Best New Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all dancing, romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you’ve got!
The Legally Blonde cast includes Lucy Durack (Wicked) as Elle Woods, Rob Mills (Young Talent Time) as Warner, David Harris (Miss Saigon) as Emmett, Helen Dallimore (The Wharf Revue) as Paulette, Erika Heynatz (Next Top Model) as Brooke Wyndham, and Cameron Daddo (Packed to the Rafters) as Professor Callahan, along with Michelle Barr, Ash Bee, Renee Burleigh as Margot, Ali Calder as Vivienne, Steve Danielsen, Euan Doidge, Ryan Gonzalez, Ed Grey, Matt Hamilton, Glenn Hill, Shaye Hopkins, Zoe Jarrett, Nicole Melloy, Adele Parkinson, Ashlea Pyke as Serena, Elenoa Rokobaro, Andrew Ronay-Jenkings, Mike Snell as Kyle, Darren Tyler, Stephen Wheat, Teagan Wouters and Chloe Zuel as Pilar.
“FIVE STARS. The best legal high in town. A Triumph!” – Time Out
”Legally Blonde simply blows other musicals out of the water. Sensational” – The Sun
Venue: Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star
Season: To January 27, 2013
Performance Times: Tues 7pm, Wed–Sat 8pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm
Price: $75.90 – $139.90
Bookings: 1300 795 267 or ticketmaster.com.au
Groups of 12 or more (02) 8240 2290