Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Legally Blonde, The Musical opens June 25 at Meralco Theater

Atlantis Productions’ “Legally Blonde, The Musical” opens in Manila on June 25 at the Meralco Theatre.

Based on the blockbuster film that starred Reese Witherspoon, “Legally Blonde, The Musical” is about sorority star Elle Woods, who doesn't take “no” for an answer. When her boyfriend dumps her for someone “serious,” Elle puts down the credit card, hits the books and sets out to go where no Delta Nu has gone before: Harvard Law. Along the way, Elle proves that being true to yourself never goes out of style.

Jinky Llamanzares, Geneva Cruz, Nikki Gil and Cris Villonco

Leading the cast is TV and recording artist Nikki Gil who plays Elle Woods. She says, “It’s not everyday I get a chance to play the character I always wanted to be in real life. I’m grateful for this role that requires so much discipline and passion.”

Nikki has been preparing for the role for close to a year with extensive voice and dance class.

Joining her in the all-star cast are Nyoy Volante as Emmett Forrest (who thrilled audiences with his singing and dancing in “Hairspray”), Guji Lorenzana as Warner Huntington III, Cris Villonco as Vivienne Kensington, Jinky Llamanzares as Paulette Bonafonte, Jett Pangan as Professor Callahan, Calvin Millado as Dewey/Kyle and and Geneva Cruz as Brooke Wyndham.

Jett Pangan, Nyoy Volante, Calvin Millado and Guji Lorenzana

Simone Genatt, Chairman of Broadway Asia Company who produced “Legally Blonde, The Musical” in New York and licensed the production to Atlantis, says, “Broadway Asia Company is thrilled to be working once again with Atlantis Productions. With the star power of Nikki Gil heading an incredibly talented cast of local performers, we feel very confident that “Legally Blonde” will be very successful in the hands of Atlantis Productions. The Broadway touring production of “Legally Blonde” garnered all the touring Broadway awards this season, including Best New Touring Musical, Best Design and Best Music, and is confirmed to continue touring the United States for another two years of bookings. We look forward to the success of the Manila performances with Atlantis Productions.”

“Legally Blonde, The Musical” opens at the Meralco Theater on June 25 and runs till July 18. With music and lyrics by Laurence O’ Keefe and book by Heather Hach, the show will be directed by Chari Arespacochaga. For tickets, call Atlantis Productions 8927078.


~Carrie~ said...

The cast is just beautiful. :)

Anonymous said...

parang ang weird naman na very asian ang itsura ng characters mga blondina. parang di bagay gawin dito. material is too americana. the title should be (il)legally blonde

Anonymous said...

Cast looks wonderful! Jinky Llamanzares is definitely going to be amazing. The bloggers preview got me really excited.

Did you write this article, Gibbs? Minor corrections... The touring company won Best Choreography, not Best Music. :)

gibbs cadiz said...

ANONYMOUS, no, i didn't write this--this is an Atlantis press release. but thanks for the correction. (i try to distinguish press releases/announcements posted in my blog from my regular entries via their different font [verdana], style [all italics] and size [smaller]. i hope that comes through eventually.) :)

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