Kicking off its 66th season in fine fashion, the California Musical Theatre opened with a crowd-pleasing adaptation of the 2001 hit movie LEGALLY BLONDE before a sell-out crowd in downtown Sacramento’s Wells Fargo Pavilion. Featuring a well-rounded cast of seasoned Broadway performers and local audience favorites, Music Circus never fails to deliver a memorable night of world-class performance.
Lauren Zarkin gives a stellar portrayal of Reese Witherspoon’s classic character Elle Woods, UCLA sorority star turned Harvard Law student by showcasing her vulnerability while carrying a lion’s share of the production’s comic relief. Ryah Nixon makes her Music Circus debut and adds wonderful comedic support with her hilarious take on Paulette Bonafonte, Elle’s Boston-bred confidant and hair stylist.
After working its way through a few minor technical hiccups during the first act, LEGALLY BLONDE found its stride after intermission and delivered a feel-good story about the importance of staying true to your beliefs on the path to self-discovery. A beautiful fabric of intertwined storylines came together for a strong finish, providing a solid start to this season’s highly anticipated lineup of shows.
LEGALLY BLONDE plays now through Sunday, June 19th at one of Sacramento’s most unique and immersive theatrical experiences, and with the newly upgraded Memorial Parking Garage located directly across the street, arriving at the Wells Fargo Pavilion has never been easier.