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Did you like the movie Legally Blonde? If you did, you’re in luck, Legally Blonde the Musical is coming to Crown Theatre this April!

Local actress Elaina O’Connor, who plays the leading role of Elle Woods joined Bec & Jeziel on The Drive Show. She shared the audition process, what she loves about Elle and her dream musical role.

Elaina O'Connor, playing Elle Woods

Elaina O’Connor, playing Elle Woods

I’m so excited to get this incredible show on stage. I don’t think Perth audiences are ready for it.”

She shared the difficult audition process which started with over 200 people. “The audition process is a little bit intense. You go into a room stand in a line, sing a song and do a dance call. Then you hope for the best.

Elaina revealed she has played the role of Elle Woods before and shared how she gets into character  “I feel like, with any character you’re playing, it takes time to get in the zone mentally and physically. You have to put yourself in the mind frame of your character.” Elaina also shared that playing Elle Woods is her dream musical role. “If I could play as Elle forever, I would.

Her favourite thing about playing Elle is that she defies the stereotype of the dumb blonde and spreads a positive message. “I enjoy playing a character who has more to her than what she seems like on the outside.”Legally Blonde

Legally Blonde the Musical is at Crown Theatre from the 16th to the 25th of April. If you are interested in seeing Elaina as Elle Woods book you tickets to see the show and listen to the full interview below for a sneak peak.

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