“Legally Blonde, The Musical” Well Received by Press Night Audience

The action never stops in this fast moving vehicle that tells the story of a young blonde woman, who, when cast off by her Harvard-bound boyfriend, follows his trail, gets admitted to the prestigious university, graduates as a lawyer, wins a case Perry Mason style, and casts off the repentant guy for another.

Twenty-four-year-old Kelly Felthaus has all of the talent, comedic ability, verve and beauty to lead a very energetic cast that moves from one up-tempo number to another in the production, the 173rd at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. She gets great backing by Brooke Morrison as Margot, Aloysius Gigl as Professor Callahan, Christopher DeProphetis as Emmet Forrest,Robert Patrick Ryan as Warner Huntington III, the entire ensemble of very good dancers and singers and a couple of pooches, Roxie as Bruiser and Paul Newman as Rufus.

Kelly plays Elle Wood, the heroine, and fits the role perfectly. She has done “Legally Blonde” before and will go to Cape May Playhouse Massachusetts following the WBT venue to play the part again. Director Jonathan Stahl and assistant director choreographer Leisa Mather get a great performance from Kelly and the entire cast.

There are 16 scenes in “Legally Blonde” ranging from the UCLA Delta Nu Sorority House to a Trial Courtroom in Boston’s Municipal Court and production stage manager Victor Lukas and his crew and the cast do a tremendous job in the fast changes. Set design by John Farrell, musical direction by John Daniels (19 musical numbers), costumes by Mathew Hemesath (many, many changes), and sound design by Jonathan Hatton, are all topflight, in the usual WBT manner. “Legally Blonde” comes off as a fun show.

I rate “Legally Blonde” at Westchester Broadway Theatre Three Out of Four Stars!!! It runs through April 29th. Tickets at 914-592-2222 or broadwaytheatre.com.