If you missed the production of the Broadway hit show “Legally Blonde the Musical” at the Thrasher-Horne Center in Orange Park - you really missed a treat. It might have been inconvenient for a Tuesday night out on the town, but the unwieldiness of the date did not affect the entertainment for that evening. The show was fabulous! If the performance comes to a location near you, make sure you get your tickets today.
Kudos go out to Sound Design engineer Steve Rogers, for finding and correcting the audio mishap at the beginning of the second act. Instead of trying to troubleshoot the problem while the audience sat in the dark, the staff tastefully made an announcement, turned the lights up and made the corrections very quickly.
The stunning Live Music was Conducted by Andrew Smithson and Associate Director and Keyboardist - Eddie Carney. The magnificent sounds were enhanced also by: Reeds - Henry Hernandez, Trumpet - Melinda Ho, Trombone - Eric Spencer, Bass - Tim O’Hara, Drums - Brad Bailey and Guitar by Meghan Doyle. The live music gave depth to the visuals and assistance to the magnificent vocals and dance numbers.
The Set designed, by Randel Wright, moved across the stage with the ease of so many cast members (some of whom play multiple roles). The gorgeous Video Design of Jon Infante, that changed continually in the background, was a real treat for the eyes and an addendum to the storyline. If you like bling-bling and sparkles, then you’ll appreciate the work done by Costume Designed - Derek Lockwood. Elle Woods and her sorority sisters really stood out in both song and dance. Bravo to the two dogs in the cast: Bruiser and Rufus - they almost stole it.
The 2019 National Tour of Legally Blonde is produced by Daniel Sher of Productions, Inc. The musical is directed by Jeff Moss, with choreography by Bob Richard and it is a “must see”.