My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady

AUGUST 10 – 26, 2018

Music by Frederick Loewe, Lyrics & Book by Alan Jay Lerner | Directed by Mike Box

Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit, My Fair Lady is a beautiful musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion. Acclaimed Professor and confirmed bachelor Henry Higgins makes a wager with his linguistic colleague Colonel Pickering that in six months he can pass off “gutter snipe” Eliza Doolittle as a duchess at an embassy ball. Through arduous training, day and night, Eliza learns how to speak English “properly,” and transforms into a lady respected and adored by all classes. Along the way she bewitches young Freddy Einsford-Hill into falling in love with her, and convinces a supposed linguistics expert that she is royalty. Through her transformation process, Eliza forges a deep connection with Colonel Pickering and most especially with Professor Higgins. However, she finds herself in a difficult position, now too refined to go back to her old life and not with any means or desire to live life as a lady of leisure – especially by herself. When Higgins completely fails to acknowledge Eliza’s role in her own transformation, she leaves his home. It is only then that Higgins realizes that he cares deeply for Eliza. The play ends with Eliza’s return to Higgins’ home, and the ending is left ambiguous, yet it is beloved for being both one of the cleverest and one of the most romantic plays of all time.

Cast:

Eliza Doolittle ………………………..Stacey Driskell
Henry Higgins ………………………..Thomas L. Rowell
Col. Pickering………………………….Mark Wyatt
Alfred P. Doolittle……………………Bill Watts
Freddy Eynsford-Hill ………………Jackson Henson
Mrs. Pearce……………………………..Cheryl Box
Mrs. Higgins ……………………………E. A. Keeble
Harry……………………………………….Albert Gapud
Jamie……………………………………….Butch Tigner
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill ……………………Suzanne Hellman
Bartender………………………………….George Davis
Mrs. Hopkins …………………………….Stacie Holder
Prof. Zoltan Karpathy………………….Albert Gapud
A Bystander………………………………..Joseph O’Shea
Another Bystander……………………….George Davis
Selsey Man ………………………………….Nathan Love
Hoxton Man………………………………….David Loftin
First Cockney…………………………………Joseph O’Shea
Second Cockney …………………………….Graham Driskell
Third Cockney ……………………………….Steve Alsip
Fourth Cockney………………………………David Loftin
Angry Woman ………………………………..Patti Hacker
Angry Man………………………………………Steve Alsip
Butler………………………………………………Chase Andrews
Maids (Higgins)………………………………..Stacie Holder, Ryleigh Rawson
Servants ………………………………………….Allie Steadham, Deaven Elliott
Footman………………………………………….Nathan Love
Lord Boxington…………………………………David Loftin
Lady Boxington …………………………………Hilary Anaya
Flower Girl ………………………………………..Deaven Elliott
Policeman…………………………………………..Steve Alsip
Queen of Transylvania …………………………Patti Hacker
Maid (Mrs. Higgins) …………………………….Hilary Anaya
Charles ………………………………………………..Graham Driskell

Flower girls, Workmen, Ascot Patrons, Ball Guests…….Steve Alsip, Hilary Anaya, Chase Andrews, Cheryl Box, George Davis, Graham Driskell, Deaven Elliott, Albert Gapud, Patti Hacker, Suzanne Hellman, Stacie Holder, E.A. Keeble, David Loftin, Nathan Love, Joseph O’Shea, Ryleigh Rawson, Allie Steadham, Butch Tigner

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