Show Goes On Flawlessly, Despite a Set Problem in the Opening Act
At the 7:30 performance of Legally Blonde on Saturday, March 16, a piece of the set fell during the “Omigod You Guys” number.
Though the show otherwise went smoothly, according to actress Liviera Leebong, “a 4-foot-long wooden piece of the Delta Nu house’ exterior roof lining hit the baton and fell off while being lifted up.”
Luckily, Leebong and fellow actress Leanna Moreno had moved out of the way just in time, only barely getting grazed by the falling piece.
The crew was on their toes during the whole event, and would have been well prepared in the event of an accident. Crewmember Elissa Webb shouted out a warning to the actors, the head runner, Lucy, was prepared to call 911 in case of an emergency, and all of the techies were standing by to assist if anyone got hurt.
Fortunately, nothing incredibly bad happened, with Leebong and Moreno escaping with minor scrapes on their legs and arms, respectively.
The falling piece did not disrupt the performance, and Leebong quickly hid it away during the scene, continuing the song without a hitch.
Leebong stated, “Leanna and I actually didn’t realize we had been in danger at all. I think we both had a ‘the show must go on’ attitude so we didn’t let it phase us.”
“I’m just glad no one got hurt because the rigging is a really dangerous part of the theater.”