Book by Heather Hach
Produced by Gordon Frost Organisation & ATG Ambassador Theatre Group
Princess Theatre, Melbourne, until Sept 29, 2013 (or later)
Reviewer: Kate Herbert on May 11
This review was also published in Herald Sun NEWS on line on the night of Sat, May 11 at 10.20pm, and on line in ARTS page on Mon, May 13. KH
Elle’s spirited opening chorus of Omigod You Guys– with her cheerleading gang of UCLA, Delta Nu, sorority sisters (Ashlea Pyke, Chloe Zuel, Shaye Hopkins) in their mini-skirts and even mini-er shorts – is a lesson in colour and vitality.
Erika Heynatz is a delightful revelation as Elle’s client, Brooke Wyndham, Cameron Daddo makes a boo-able villain as the unscrupulous legal shark, Professor Callahan, singing the chilling song, Blood In The Water.
Zoe Jarrett as Enid the lesbian-feminist lawyer is a hoot, and Mike Snell received clamorous applause for his cameo as Kyle, the sexy postie.
Jerry Mitchell’s direction is slick and swift-paced, his choreography athletic, feisty and energetic, and the costumes (Gregg Barnes) and set design (David Rockwell) feature vivid, high-gelato colours.
If sweet, shiny, girly-pink things and cute puppies make your teeth ache, then this show may not be your kind of cupcake, but it is a fairy-floss of flamboyant fun.