My Fair Lady

June 9, 2016 — June 25, 2016

Directed by: Geoffrey King
Assistant Director: Jeff Goldberg
Music Director: Susan Raab

Based on Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw
Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe

The show is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, PYGMALION at its simplest, a “rags to riches” tale. Eliza Doolittle, the central character, is discovered by her subsequent mentor, Professor Henry Higgins, whilst plying her trade as a cockney flower seller in Covent Garden. By chance, a Colonel Pickering who, like Higgins is an expert on voices, dialects, accents and so on is also present at the time. Higgins wagers Pickering that he can turn Eliza into “a lady” simply by altering her speech & dressing her accordingly. Higgins’ intentions are questioned by both his housekeeper and by Eliza’s father, Alfred P Doolittle a somewhat uncouth dustman (garbage collector).

Fast forward several months and Higgins’ training is put to the test — first at the Ascot horse race event and subsequently at a grand ball. Eliza passes both tests (just about) and for Higgins that means, “job done.” Meanwhile, Eliza has become the object of the affections of a rather naïve and simple “gentleman” (Freddy) who worships her. Meanwhile, partly thanks to Higgins, Doolittle has become the recipient of a large inheritance & has “moved up” in the world.

So, what is to become of this newly minted “lady?” Will she stay with Higgins in a platonic relationship or fall into the arms of Freddy?


Dates

June 9, 2016 7:30 pm
June 10, 2016 7:30 pm
June 11, 2016 7:30 pm
June 16, 2016 7:30 pm
June 17, 2016 7:30 pm
June 18, 2016 7:30 pm
June 19, 2016 2:30 pm
June 23, 2016 7:30 pm
June 24, 2016 7:30 pm
June 25, 2016 7:30 pm


More Info

Stage Manager: Alexa Bishop, assisted by Ismarie Maurer & Beth Perkins Costumes: Karen Harper, assisted by Marilyn Boger, Julie Mainor & Kathy Stockard Sets: Gregg Dillingham & Geoffrey King


Cast

Eliza Doolittle...Jessica Mainor
Professor Henry Higgins...Don Maley
Colonel Pickering...Don Bingham
Alfred P. Doolittle...Bill Raser
Mrs. Pearce...Kara Brooker
Mrs. Higgins...Karen Hourigan
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill...Haley Vonnoh
Freddy Eynsford-Hill...David Rivera
Ensemble...Addie Bishop, Amanda Rose Powell, Brooke Little, Emily Ford, Grace Lipman, Jane Sandhaus-Packer, Jeff Groden-Thomas, Jeff Packer, Jimmy Kalista, Lena Jones, Richard Williams, Sam Forbes, Sarah Perkins, Shelby Wilkinson, Zach Williams

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