15 Apr 2016

Legally Blonde The Musical Premieres Tonight

The Empire Theatre will be lit up in pink tonight as the curtain is raised on the 2016 major production, Legally Blonde The Musical. 

Proudly sponsored by Heritage Bank, Legally Blonde The Musical runs for just six shows, opening tonight and playing until Sunday April 24.

Leading lady, Elesha Hetherington plays loveable blonde sorority president Elle Woods, whose world is turned upside down when her boyfriend dumps her and leaves for Harvard Law School.

Determined to get him back, Elle uses her charm to get in to Harvard Law where she struggles against stereotypes, snobbery and scandal in her quest to win him back. With some help of some new friends, Elle quickly realises her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

With energetic music and a string of incredible songs featuring high intensity choreography, Elesha said Legally Blonde The Musical is a show not to be missed.

“The songs and dancing are just so upbeat and it is so bright with so much colour, I think the audience will really get into the story and everything going on up on stage.” she said. 

“Our choreographer has done an amazing job with some complex choreography that I can’t wait for people to see and enjoy.”

Elesha said she was excited to show the musical to an audience.

“I think it’s going to be great; the show is so positive, so enjoyable and upbeat and I think because this is a show that is quite new, people won’t know what to expect,” she said.

“Once they do see it, they will be blown away.”

Joining Elesha on stage in a line-up of strong female characters is Empire Theatre’s favourite Jessica Berwick playing rival Vivienne Kensington, alongside Elissa Ryan as client Brooke Wyndham and Angela Ponting as the endearing and hilarious Paulette Buonafonte.

Also included in the stellar cast is Brisbane-based performers Chris White as love interest Warner Huntington and Brad Kendrick as the intimidating Professor Callahan as well as Queensland Conservatorium Musical Theatre graduate Matthew Semple as new friend and confidante Emmett.

Chihuahua, Max is set to bring Elle’s beloved dog Bruiser to life, as well as Bulldog Sophie on stage as Paulette’s dog Rufus. 

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Box Office on 1300 655 299 or visit www.empiretheatre.com.au