A `Blonde’ moment

A spy in New York went to the final run-through of Legally Blonde, The Musical in New York and says the show is in “good shape” and “hits all the right buttons.”

Of course it does. We’re positively pink with expectation as the whole Legally Blonde crew begins rehearsals at San Francicsco’s Golden Gate Theatre. Preview performances start Jan. 23, and the show opens Feb. 6. Broadway opening at the Palace Theatre is slated for April 29.

Our spy also mentioned that Act 2 still needs some work, but that’s hardly news. The second act of most musicals could use work. And that’s the whole reason Legally Blonde is coming to San Francisco in the first place: to get everything exactly right.

After all, Elle Woods and her dog Bruiser, both Gemini vegetarians by the way, did manage to get into Harvard Law School. “What, like it’s hard?” Elle asks in the movie. This is a girl who can fix anything with a bend and a snap, so look out.

The official Web site is up and running and includes links to Broadway.com’s terrific and ongoing series of videos about the show’s development. Check it out here. For information about the San Francisco run, go here.

Oh, and by the way, since you’ve seen Dreamgirls — and I know you’ve seen Dreamgirls by now or you’re not really a Theater Dog — did you notice Legally Blonde, The Musical star Laura Bell Bundy oohing and ahhing in the white bread rip-off of “Cadillac Car”? She’s adorable, even in the background.

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