“My Fair Lady” is “Loverly” Entertainment.
One of Lerner and Lowe’s most enduring and popular musicals, My Fair Lady arrives at the Canyon Theatre Guild on May 23 for a six-weekend run. The show has been called one of the greatest musicals ever produced, and it features a host of singable tunes, energetic dance numbers and lavish costumes. Almost everyone is familiar with the story of the cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, who is transformed into a “lady” by the brilliant, crotchety Professor Henry Higgins. My Fair Lady is a timeless, entertaining musical for audiences of all ages.
Filled with delightful characters, My Fair Lady features such songs as I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, With A Little Bit Of Luck, The Rain In Spain, and On The Street Where You Live. Directed by Patti Finley, with Billy Davis serving as Assistant Director, this production features the talents of Jill Kocalis as Eliza Doolittle, the flower girl who wants to become a lady; CTG newcomer, Bill Armstrong as the irascible Henry Higgins; Randy Aronson as Colonel Pickering; Michael Davies as Eliza’s n’er-do-well father, Alfred Doolittle; Nicholas Laemmer as the love-struck Freddy Eynsford-Hill; Jane Arnett as Mrs. Higgins; Nicki Heyd as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill; and Tamarah Ashton-Coombs as Henry’s housekeeper, Mrs. Pearce. The choreography is being created by Rena Bailey-Barrett with an assist from Rebecca Coombs, and the vocal direction is being shared by Greg Finley and Tamarah Ashton-Coombs. The costumes are being designed by Janet McAnany and Jill McGlynn and Loren Burghout is designing the lighting in addition to playing the role of Zoltan Karpathy.
Others in the cast include Jack Matson, Joe Aboulafia, Edward Nason, Jordan Esbin, Jim Crawford, Harald Krueger, Jennifer Alexopoulos, Sandie Allaway, Carla Bambo, Carole Catanzaro, Rebecca Coombs, Sue DiSesso, Sterphanie Jewell, Irene Krueger, Kamber Moen, Christina Noland and Bridget Pugliese.
For an enchanting evening of entertainment, you won’t want to miss My Fair Lady. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 pm, with matinees on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 pm from May 23 through June 28. Join us for the champagne and wine reception at 7:00 PM on opening night. Tickets are $11 – $14 for Juniors and Seniors and $14-$17 for Adults and reservations may be made by calling the box office at 661-799-2702. The Canyon Theatre Guild’s playhouse is located at 24242 Main Street in Downtown Newhall.