Sunday, October 9, 2011

Legally Blonde and Abby Lee Connection!

There are two things in life that I absolutely love: Legally Blonde the musical and Lifetime's reality show Dance Moms. Today, the two collided and my brain just about exploded with excitement.

By complete chance, I was reading the list of notable alumni from the Abby Lee Dance Company. As I scrolled down, I came across the name Asmeret Ghebremichael. I paused and thought, oh my gosh, I know that name! She was in Legally Blonde! I went to BroadwayWorld.com to confirm and I was right - she played Pilar. So cool!

Legally Blonde is by far one of my favorite musicals. I even wrote an article comparing the Legally Blonde book, movie and Broadway show, which can be found here. I know I saw and loved Asmeret in at least one of the LB performances that I attended...but I saw it a lot (Broadway and National Tour) so I can't quite remember which performance it was.

To further my excitement about Asmeret, she's currently appearing in Broadway's The Book of Mormon, a show I am absolutely dying to see but don't have the money for right now, as tickets cost a ton of cash.

I just wanted to share this in case any of you out there are Legally Blonde and Dance Moms fans...I know I am. And finding this out made me want to say, "Omigod, you guys!" I wonder how training with Abby Lee shaped Asmeret as a performer - I bet it made her pretty tough, at least.

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