Arts & Entertainment

Dayton’s Spring Musical “Legally Blonde” Opens on a High Note

Cast with the Dog Credits: Matthew Kurinzi
Cast scene #1 Credits: Matthew Kurinzi
Cast - scene #2 Credits: Matthew Kurinzi
Cast - scene #3 Credits: Matthew Kurinzi
Cast - Scene #4 Credits: Matthew Kurinzi
Ticket to show and Program Credits: Matthew Kurinzi

SPRINGFIELD, NJ - Jonathan Dayton High School’s Production of Legally Blonde the Musical is a great show to go and see.  For fans of the movie or the Broadway Production, this production is an opportunity to re-experience it.

The show is a fun and lighthearted musical with a humor that perfectly captures the popular movie with an authenticity that can only be had at a high school production.  

The simply designed set with secret compartments made scene changes quick and seamless.  The live music provided by the band in front was an absolute pleasure. The cast did a wonderful job at keeping up the energy of their scenes despite some minor microphone issues that were expertly handled.  When necessary an actor would quickly raised their voices so the audience would not miss a single word.

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From the overture to the company bows the audience applauded and laughed throughout the production.  The lighthearted humor, fun music numbers, and great dance routines, are spaced out perfectly and the cast delivered.  They seemed to make their characters come to life from Elle’s “California girl” personality to Paulette’s “rough around the edges” quippy personality.  

The show is rated PG due to a couple words and themes scattered throughout the show.  That did not get in the way of the audience enjoying the show.

The remaining show are tonight and tomorrow, April 1 at 7 p.m. and April 2 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $12 for adults, $8 for students and senior citizens (65+) and can be bought at the door.

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