WE LOVE EDIBLE BLOOMS, AND EDIBLE BLOOMS LOVE YOU!
Posted: 12 June 2013
Our friends at Edible Blooms have an exclusive offer for Legally Blonde lovers! Simply enter Promotion Code BLONDE at checkout to receive $10 OFF any purchase at edibleblooms.com.au until 31st July.
Think bouquets made of chocolates, cake pops and even choc-dipped strawberries... It’s the ultimate in edible gift giving! With easy online ordering and delivery across Australia from $10.90.
PRETTY IN PINK NIGHT AT BAROQ HOUSE
Posted: 11 June 2013
Is Pink your Signature Colour?
Want to meet Rob Mills and our UPS guy Mike Snell in the flesh?
Then head to Baroq House, Drewery Lane, Melbourne, on Saturday 15 June after the show (from 10.30pm), and hang with them in style at Baroq's Pretty in Pink Night!
Dress in your best pink outfit and you could win tickets to the show, plus a night at the Grand Hyatt! (over 18s only)
MELBOURNE'S FOXFM TO SHARE THE LIMELIGHT
Posted: 6 June 2013
If you're a FOXfm listener, then you'd know that next Tuesday 11 June we're holding a special FOXfm performance of Legally Blonde! For one night only, The Fox FM team is joining the cast for once in a lifetime performance!
Matt, Jo, Troy, Fabulous Adam, Byron and Jules will all join stars of this hilarious, all-singing, all-dancing romantic comedy, including Lucy Durack, Rob Mills, David Harris, Helen Dallimore, Erika Heynatz & Cameron Daddo.
Check out our very own Erika putting Fox's Matt and Jo to the test on their skipping technique!
MELBOURNE LOVES LEGALLY BLONDE
Posted: 16 May 2013
STUDENT RUSH FOR MELBOURNE
Posted: 16 May 2013
Hey you guys! Is studying hurting your brain? Need a break? We don't condone skipping class, but we think our show's worth it ;)
We're offering student rush tickets for $49.90* (*Box Office Collect only. Students must have valid ID to show upon collection)
How it works is this: every Monday morning we will release a PASSWORD on our official Legally Blonde The Musical Australia Facebook page, which will give you access to our student rush tickets :)
When you have the password, head to www.ticketmaster.com.au/legallyblonde, enter it into the promo code box, and you can then choose from the available discounted seats for that week!
Snap to it guys, you don't want to miss this show!!!
THE STARS CAME OUT TO PLAY ON THE PINK CARPET FOR MELBOURNE'S OPENING.
Posted: 13 May 2013. By: David Harris
IT'S FINALLY TIME!
Posted: 1 May 2013. By: David Harris
Well, it is finally time for our third leg of our Aussie tour, Melbourne! I have to say, although I do love both Sydney and Brissy immensely, I am really excited about coming to Melbourne and splashing a lot of pink around (and some ratty corduroy too of course). It has been several years between drinks and I am looking forward catching up with the city I called home for about 5 years between when I did The Full Monty and Miss Saigon.
I am also busting out of my corduroy to get back to The Princess Theatre (fondly named The Prinny) where it all began for me some 14 years ago when I stood on stage for the first time in my first “big show”, The Boy From Oz!
Years earlier, I remember catching a bus (yes, a bus, before planes were invented. I AM that old) from my hometown in Maitland, NSW to go the The Prinny and watch the original production of Phantom of the Opera with Anthony Warlow. I sat in the theatre in awe of its beauty and charm watching the show that then sparked my love for the theatre and musicals. When curtain came down, I didn't want to leave the theatre and head back to my "normal" life and school, so to be standing on the stage years later in my first show… well it was literally a dream come true. I returned again to perform at The Prinny in the original production of Mamma Mia! and now it is Legally Blonde that takes me back to that very special theatre.
If reactions in both Sydney and Brisbane are anything to go by, I know Melbourne is going to love the show! Where else can you go for a belly-full of laughs (and maybe a tear) in the middle of winter? I am also looking forward to meeting many of the fans at stage door after the show before I head for a wine or two at one of the many great wine bars around the theatre. It's just what you have to do after a show, in winter, in Melbourne, isn't it? I have been chasing summer around the globe the last couple of years with Wicked and Legally Blonde, so its time to rug up with a nice shiraz!
If you see me around, please say G'day and have a great time watching the show.
See you at the Prinny!!
IT'S BEEN A WHILE...
Posted: 1 May 2013. By: Lucy Durack
Ok, so I know it's been a while since I last wrote- but there has been a lot going on! I thought it would be only polite of me to let you know what we've been up to...
We all arrived in Brisbane ready and raring to go!
Brisbane audiences certainly lived up to their great reputation with a fantastic opening night!
Probably most excitingly for many of us - we got a new co-star in the form of 1.5kg, 7 month old Audrey - our newest chihuahua, who is a absolutely gorgeous and a complete star! I had the task of taking her home for a slumber party one night so we could bond - which was definitely the best homework assignment of my life! Audrey is now firmly part of our cast - and Sparrow, Luka, Quinn and our fantastic dog trainer Peta's own dog Harrison (who also made his one night only debut during one of our Brisbane performances!) are making her feel very welcome - as are the rest of the cast and crew - the dog dressing room is so popular it even gives Millsy's dressing room a run for it's money!
Mel and Dave from Pondera Dance Physiotherapy in West End, Brisbane provided us with great care, physio sessions and pilates classes. They were absolutely wonderful and I LOVED working with them!
The audiences somehow seemed to get even better as the season went on and we enjoyed a great finish to our Brisbane stint - that we all celebrated in 80's style at a big party with all the cast and crew. David Harris seemed to read the invite quite creatively - going with an 'over 80s' look! Always the professional, he stayed in character all night and was completely hilarious!
Next up, my own dog Takse (also known as #taksethewonderdog - I am pretty biassed- but he is a truly excellent dog) and I hopped on the sofa and had a chat to Stav and Labby on channel 11's 'Couch time' - which was a lot of fun.
And here we are in Melbourne!
I love Melbourne - it's hard not to really, and it is very well suited to Legally Blonde- with it's shopping, it's dog friendliness and it's amazing theatres! I am lucky enough to have worked in Melbourne quite a few times now and I always have the BEST time! I am so excited to be performing at the beautiful Princess Theatre for the first time - many of us are and those who are returning assure us it is one of the loveliest theatres in the world - I know it certainly is as an audience member - so I can't wait! I did my first ever professional audition for the first job I ever got on the stage there- but the audition was for the Brisbane and Sydney seasons (of Mamma Mia) so I have never actually performed there- until now!
We were also all pretty chuffed to arrive in Melbourne and see that we have our very own tram!
I know there are many fun times ahead here in Victoria and we are all really looking forward to seeing you very soon at The Princess Theatre!
FOUR LEGS ON FRONT COVER
Posted: 16 April 2013
Bruiser fans, look who’s on the cover of the latest edition of Dog’s Life Magazine?
The Dog’s Life crew visited our trainer Peta Clarke, to give readers an inside look at the star pooches, Quinn and Sparrow!
LEGALLY BLONDE HITS MELBOURNE IN 3 WEEKS!!!
Posted: 15 April 2013
As Brisbane comes to a close, Elle and her friends are getting ready to pack their bags for Melbourne! Playing from 9 May at the Princess Theatre, we can hardly wait to paint the town pink!
Erika Heynatz and David Harris (pictured below) were in town last week, talking all things blonde with Triple M, 3AW and MX, just to name a few – and Cameron Daddo was looking mighty fine in the Herald Sun today. All three stars have spent some time of their lives living in Melbourne and they can’t wait to come back!
Keep an eye out for splashes of pink across the city, including our tram (below), and snap up your tickets through Ticketmaster. BOOK NOW
MEL B DROPS IN ON THE CAST
Posted: 22 January 2013
The Legally Blonde cast got the best Christmas surprise when Mel B and her daughter Phoenix dropped by recently for a secret backstage visit. After the show they were nice enough to be the surprise judges for the cast’s Christmas Doors competition. Within the theatre world it’s a tradition for the cast of a production to decorate their dressing room doors for Christmas. In 2012, the Legally Blonde cast decided to make the tradition into a friendly competition.
Although everyone’s doors were super creative, the official winner, according to Mel B and Phoenix, was the male ensemble’s door. After the well-deserved “snaps” were given, the cast and their two guests celebrated in style at the Legally Blonde cast and crew Christmas party.
Take a look at all the photos from the day in our photo gallery
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FINAL TWO WEEKS IN SYDNEY!
Posted: 10 January 2013
Sydney’s hottest summer musical comes to an end in just over two weeks’ time on Sunday January 27 after more than four months of all singing, all dancing excitement! Legally Blonde must close to travel to Brisbane and Melbourne.
Audiences and critics alike have praised the Australian production of Legally Blonde. The Daily Telegraph claimed, “Oh my God you guys, Legally Blonde is fantastic – and it’s exactly what Sydney needs right now… Prepare to have stitches in your stomach and sore cheeks from smiling, because Legally Blonde is one show you can see over and over.” The Australian praised the “terrific cast”, the Sun Herald said it is “a cupful of joy”, while the Sunday Telegraph claimed the show is “sending itself up with such affection and charm that it is altogether too much fun.”
Sydney critics have nominated Legally Blonde as Best Musical at the 2012 Sydney Theatre Awards, to be announced next Monday, along with Lucy Durack as Best Actress in a Musical and David Harris as Best Actor in a Musical.
Following every performance, crowds of fans, sometimes 100 deep, head to the stage door to meet the stars, get their autographs and have photos taken. But after four spectacular months, it’s time for Legally Blonde to head interstate.
Book your Sydney tickets now before it’s too late! We look forward to meeting you at stage door.
WE'RE COMING TO BRISBANE!
Posted: 26 November 2012
Hey you guys, we're thrilled to announce today that we're coming to the Lyric Theatre, QPAC in March 2013 for a strictly limited season (tickets on sale December 3)!
Based on the 2001 film starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical is a production of effervescent fun that has had audiences across the globe crying with laughter, shimmying in their seats and swooning over the UPS delivery guy since the first Broadway production in 2007.
Follow Elle Woods (Lucy Durack) as she packs up her chihuahua Bruiser, trading the social whirl of Californian campus life for Harvard Law School to win back her man, Warner (Rob Mills). With the help of her new found friends Paulette (Helen Dallimore), Emmett (David Harris), Elle realises that staying true to yourself never goes out of style.
Join the waitlist now to get tickets for you and your friends before everyone else.
GO BLONDE FOR BREAST CANCER
Posted: 12 October 2012
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and a time to Stop&Pink. When you purchase a full priced A-reserve ticket for Tuesday night performances in October we will donate $1 to Cancer Council's Pink Ribbon. So not only do you get to see Sydney's #1 musical, but you will be supporting the only charity that supports the entire breast cancer journey - research, prevention, treatment programs and support services. Book your tickets now to support this great cause.
Posted: 5 October 2012
Legally Blonde The Musical opened at Sydney's Lyric theatre last night to a standing ovation. Sydney socialites, TV and musical stars joined the screaming fans in the front rows as the all-star cast proved without a doubt that this is the best show in town, case closed!
After the final curtain call, invited guests joined the cast at The Star's Marquee nightclub for a glitzy, glamorous opening night party that continued until the early hours of the morning.
LEGALLY BLONDE BEND AND SNAP WINNERS
Posted: 28 September 2012
Voting has now closed on our Bend and Snap competition and we are absolutely thrilled with the entries that we received. We would like to offer a HUGE THANKS to all of the awesome fans that took the time to enter.
Winning the Grand Prize opening night VIP package, including walking pink carpet, accomodation at The Darling at The Star, tickets to the show and dinner at The Star, a huge congratulations to Courtney Smith.
Also a massive congratulations to our 10 runners up who have all won a double pass to the opening night of Legally Blonde:
Check out our Fun video mash-up:
Click here to view all of the winning entries.
FAN FUN AT STAGE DOOR
Posted: 27 September 2012
Fans have been flocking to stage door to meet the cast after every show since Legally Blonde started playing at the Sydney Lyric on 21 September. A large crowd of fans can be seen every night, waiting patiently for the stars of the show to emerge and eager to get an autograph on their posters, programs and t-shirts.
If you'd like to meet Lucy Durack, Rob Mills, Cameron Daddo and all your favourite cast members simply head to stage door straight after the show. Ask staff at the theatre for directions or just follow your ears – there's always a lot of screaming and cheering!
HELEN DALLIMORE TO TO PLAY PAULETTE
Posted: 1 June 2012
Producers Howard Panter and John Frost today announced the final star cast members for the international hit musical LEGALLY BLONDE, which will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric Theatre, The Star on September 21, 2012. Winner of 7 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 role of kooky beautician Paulette will be played by Helen Dallimore. Dallimore, a favourite of Sydney Theatre Company audiences from roles in Into the Woods, Pentecost and David Williamson’s Up For Grabs, made her West End debut as Glinda in the original London cast of Wicked. Her film and television credits include Mr Accident, The Day of the Roses and the 2001 television remake of South Pacific alongside Glenn Close and Harry Connick Jnr.
The final LEGALLY BLONDE ensemble roles have gone to Steve Danielsen, Euan Doidge and Adele Parkinson, joining Michelle Barr, Ash Bee, Renee Burleigh as Margot, Ali Calder as Vivienne, Ryan Gonzalez, Ed Grey, Matt Hamilton, Glenn Hill, Shaye Hopkins, Zoe Jarrett, Nicole Melloy, Ashlea Pyke as Serena, Elenoa Rokobaro, Andrew Ronay-Jenkings, Mike Snell as Kyle, Darren Tyler, Stephen Wheat, Teagan Wouters and Chloe Zuel as Pilar.
“It’s taken time to build the ideal cast and we’re thrilled with the calibre of our stars and members of the ensemble. Look out Sydney – LEGALLY BLONDE is almost here,” said Howard Panter and John Frost. “I know Australian audiences, just like those in the UK, will respond to the show’s wit, charm and pure joy. UK critics have been united in their praise of the quality and sophisticated style of the show. It has touched a very wide audience, from youngsters to grandmothers and middle-aged male accountants. And they’re all coming back to see it a second and third time. From the response we’ve had in Australia so far, we can see it’s going to have the same sort of reaction here.”
BEING TRUE TO YOURSELF
Posted: 7 May 2012
Mums play an important role in teaching us to be true to ourselves and sometimes reminding us along our life journey that authenticity is important for our happiness. So we asked the cast – how has your mum helped you to be true to yourself?
Lucy Durack and her Mum
Lucy Durack (Elle Woods) says: “My mum has always encouraged and continues to encourage my sisters and I to be true to ourselves, and has always led by example. She has taught us to be leaders rather than followers and to listen to our hearts. Mum is always honest, strong, fair, kind, humble, generous and so proud of us in everything we do. I think the fact that all three of us have pursued such different passions and careers is testament to mum always supporting us in finding what we think is important in life, sticking to that and not trying to be someone we're not. Mum is a great ambassador for gratitude- and often reminds us how lucky we are- which is one of my most important and valued life tools. Of course I am biased but I do think that I actually have the best mum in the world.”
David Harris and his Mum
David Harriss (Emmett) says: “Mum has always encouraged me to pursue what I desire and has supported me in every decision I make for myself, unconditionally. She has always allowed me to express my individuality freely as long as it makes me happy.”
Erika Heynatz and her Mum - Japan adventure 2011
Erika Heynatz (Brooke) says:“There have been so many times in my life I felt as if I have been swimming against the flow, and my mum has always encouraged me to ‘keep my antennae up and polished’, to honour my instincts, be true to myself, celebrate my individuality and make courageous choices every single time - regardless of what the rest of the world says or thinks. This support has meant the pursuit of my every creative dream, the actualisation of every wonderful adventure, and the drive to fulfil all that my heart desires.”
MORE CAST ANNOUNCED FOR LEGALLY BLONDE
Posted: 2 April 2012
Producers Howard Panter and John Frost have announced more cast members for the hit musical LEGALLY BLONDE, which will have its Australian Premiere at the Sydney Lyric on September 21, 2012.
The LEGALLY BLONDE cast will include Michelle Barr, Ash Bee, Renee Burleigh as Margot, Ali Calder as Vivienne, Ryan Gonzalez, Ed Grey, Matt Hamilton, Glenn Hill, Shaye Hopkins, Zoe Jarrett, Nicole Melloy, Ashlea Pyke as Serena, Elenoa Rokobaro, Andrew Ronay-Jenkings, Mike Snell as Kyle, Darren Tyler, Stephen Wheat, Teagan Wouters and Chloe Zuel as Pilar.
"We're thrilled with how Sydney has embraced Legally Blonde since we announced the principal cast", said Howard Panter and John Frost. "In the UK, audiences have responded to the show's wit, charm and pure joy, and critics have been united in their praise of the quality and sophisticated style of the show. It has touched a very wide audience, from youngsters to grandmothers and middle-aged male accountants. And they're all coming back to see it a second and third time. From the reaction we've had in Australia so far, we can see it's going to have the same sort of reaction here."
As previously announced the coveted role of Australia's Elle Woods will be played by Lucy Durack, best known as the good witch Glinda from the blockbuster musical Wicked. Playing alongside Durack are two of the leading men from the Australian musical theatre stage, Rob Mills as Warner and David Harris as Emmett. In her musical theatre debut, international fashion model Erika Heynatz will play the role of Brooke Wyndham, and Cameron Daddo returns to the Australian stage for the first time in 20 years to play Professor Callahan.
AUSTRALIAN CAST ANNOUNCED
Posted: 5 March 2012
OMIGOD you guys! Here's what you've all been waiting for – our lead cast was announced today.
The coveted role of Australia's Elle Woods has gone to Lucy Durack, best known as the good witch Glinda from the blockbuster musical WICKED. Durack's other stage roles include Sophie in Mamma Mia!, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street, Miss Dorothy in the Australian Premiere of Thoroughly Modern Millie, Lois Lane/Bianca in Kiss Me Kate, Rikki Rose in Respect and Laurey in Oklahoma!. She also plays Cherry in the highly anticipated feature film Goddess, due for release this year.
Playing alongside Durack will be two of her leading men from WICKED, Rob Mills as Warner and David Harris as Emmett. Currently hosting Young Talent Time on Network Ten, Rob Mills first came to prominence on TV's Australian Idol, and was later cast as Fiyero in the original Australian production of WICKED, a role he played for two years. David Harris is best known to Australian audiences for his portrayal of Chris in Miss Saigon, and has also appeared in The Boy from Oz, Mamma Mia!, Damn Yankees, Little Women, Pajama Game, in The Full Monty and Fiddler on the Roof alongside Topol.
In her musical theatre debut, international fashion model Erika Heynatz will play the role of Brooke. Well known for her television work, Heynatz was the original host of Australia's Next Top Model and went on to win the first series of Channel 7's celebrity singing show It Takes Two, which led to a record deal with EMI Music.
Cameron Daddo returns to the Australian stage for the first time in 20 years to play Professor Callahan. After performing in the musicals Big River and The Wizard of Oz, Daddo relocated to Los Angeles where he performed on the big screen in Big Momma's House 2 and David Lynch's Inland Empire, and guest starred on television in Models Inc, FX - the series, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Boston Legal, 24, The Mentalist, Without A Trace and NCIS.
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SYDNEY TO HOST AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
Posted: 5 March 2012
Here's all the goss you need on our Australian premiere season in Sydney. Winner of seven major awards including the coveted Best Musical 2011 (Olivier Awards) this all singing, all dancing romantic comedy is about knowing who you are and showing what you've got!
Based on the hit movie of the same name starring Reese Witherspoon, Legally Blonde The Musical is the award-winning Broadway sensation created by a top-of-their-class creative team, led by Tony Award-winning director and Olivier Award-nominated choreographer Jerry Mitchell (Hairspray). This funny, feel good musical comedy will be the highlight of your year. Legally Blonde The Musical will take you from the social whirl of California Campus life to Harvard's Halls of Justice with Australia's brightest new heroine (and of course, her Chihuahua, Bruiser). The verdict? This much fun shouldn't be legal!
|Venue:||Lyric Theatre, The Star|
|Opening Night:||Friday 21 September 2012|
|Performance Times:||Tues 7pm, Wed–Sat 8pm, Matinees Wed 1pm, Sat 2pm & Sun 3pm|
|Price:||$75.90 - $139.90|