Lucy Durack shines and sparkles in Legally Blonde
OH my God you guys, Legally Blonde is here in, like, Brisbane.
The hit musical premiered at QPAC last night following its successful opening season in Sydney and it looks like Elle Woods is the talk of the town.
Putting on their best California and Boston accents, the all-star Aussie cast is lead by Wicked stars Lucy Durack, David Harris and Rob Mills.
The first half lags a little bit and sometimes the high-pitched, all-girl singing can be a tad overwhelming, but the second half of the show kicks into high gear with model Erika Heynatz's skip-rope weilding Whipped Into Shape.
The second act features some of the funniest numbers including Gay or European, the introduction of the hot Fedex guy Kyle (Mike Snell) and some Irish dancing.
The star of the show, Durack, received a standing ovation from the opening night crowd and rightly so.
She is perfect in the role, mixing just the right amount of sweetness, blondeness, cheekiness and vulnerability.
The show might seem light and fluffy, which it is, but there are some very clever lines and a lot of attention to detail in the sets and costumes. Yes, sadly, velour tracksuits really were the uniform of choice for American sorority girls a decade ago.
It's a light-hearted, hilarious night out.
Legally Blonde the Musical plays QPAC's Lyric Theatre through April 21. Tickets start from $45.