Dr. Sarah Meredith- Livingston
Critique 4: Legally Blonde: The Musical
On April 21st, I attended LEGALLY BLONDE: The Musical in Appleton at PAC. It was my second professional musical I’ve been to; the first being The Beauty and the Beast in Germany. This musical had so many things going on onstage that it kept my attention the whole time. The music was so lively that I found myself bopping in my seat.
When scanning the stage for the male to female ratio, I found that they were almost the same; 14-10. Before I counted I thought for sure that there would be a handful more females than there really was, so that was kind of shocking to me. It just seems like it’s a girly musical so there would be more females but then the whole class with Professor Callahan was made up of mostly males. That was a stereotype because being a lawyer is a male dominated profession so of course there would be more especially sense that is the main point of this musical.
The females were always moving and took on a girly way. I don’t know how to describe it but they had more bounce in their steps. The nonverbal gestures really made the show to me. A lot of them were made to be funny and the crowd always laughed. I remember looking at an actress that wasn’t really a main part in the scene but when something happened she reacted too which I thought made her really good. The female’s hands were always busy and they always had something going on like being a cheerleader. Being a cheerleader is definitely not just a female sport but the behavior of them was definitely reflecting just that. The men had important dancing roles and were doing the harder skills it seemed. When Warner proposed to Elle is an example of a male role. When I think of the big proposal, I usually think of the male asking the female for her hand.
Everything in this musical was really bright from the males to the females clothing. The females were wearing them more than...