AUDIENCES WILL SEE a different Nikki Gil sporting blonde hair but only when performing onstage as Elle Woods in Atlantis Productions’ Legally Blonde The Musical which will have a world premiere on June 25 at the Meralco Theatre. Tiyak na mapapa-“OmiGod You Guys!” ang mga manonood once they see Nikki perform onstage.
Kung noon ay una nating napanood si Nikki wearing simple jeans and shirt while walking down the street in her Coke commercial, ngayon naman she will wear bright and stylish pink dresses as she walks down from the Delta Nu sorority house to the august halls of justice. At kung noon ay may hawak-hawak siyang Coca-Cola bottles na ibinibigay sa lahat ng mga nakakasalubong niya sa daan while singing Kasama Ka, now it’s a lovable and equally-fashionable Chihuahua named Bruiser that tags along with her.
Nikki underwent extensive vocal and dance preparations for the musical. “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,” she says.
Ang Legally Blonde The Musical ay hango sa nobelang Legally Blonde na sinulat ni Amanda Brown at sa pelikulang Legally Blonde na pinagbidahan ni Reese Witherspoon. Sa Amerika, unang napanood sa San Francisco ang Legally Blonde The Musical noong January 23, 2007 at sa Palace Theatre on Broadway noong April 29, 2007 starring Laura Bell Bundy.
Ayon kay Simone Genatt, Chairman of Broadway Asia Company na nag-produce ng Legally Blonde sa New York, “With the tremendous 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.”
Elle Woods is a famous character not only because of her bubbly personality but also for her grit to prove herself and to do well at the prestigious Harvard Law School. Siya ang tipo ng babae who doesn’t take “no” for an answer. When her boyfriend Warner dumps her for someone else, this doesn’t dampen her spirit but instead she hits the books. Elle teaches everyone about women empowerment. But knowing Elle, she does this without going out of style.
Kasama rin sa all-star cast sina Nyoy Volante bilang Emmett Forrest, Guji Lorenzana bilang Warner Huntington III, Cris Villonco bilang Vivienne Kensington, Jinky Llamanzares bilang Paulette Bonafonte, Jett Pangan bilang Professor Callahan, Calvin Millado bilang Dewey/Kyle at Geneva Cruz bilang Brooke Wyndham.
Legally Blonde The Musical will run from June 25 until July 18 at the Meralco Theatre. 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 at 892-7078.
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by Boy Abunda