DATE: 13-15 September 2019
VENUE: Empire Theatres, Toowoomba
Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway in 1956, and during its long run, collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The film version, starring Audrey Hepburn was released in 1964 and won eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Hailed by both critics and audiences, My Fair Lady is a beautiful musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class.
The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is based on the 1913 stage play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw and features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, which includes popular favourites “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
Presented by the Toowoomba Choral Society and directed by award winning Director Kate Peters, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured.
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture “PYGMALION”
Original Production Directed and Staged by Moss Hart
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia).
All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.
Director – Kate Peters OAM
Musical Director – Nick Williams
Choreographer – Lucy Panitz
Set Design – Evan Hollis
Costume Design – Debra Nairn
Vocal Coach – Elizabeth Egan
Repetiteur – Fay Miller
Eliza Doolittle – Shannon Gralow
Prof. Henry Higgins – Jon Maskell
Colonel Pickering – Russell Reynolds
Alfred Doolittle – Ken Morrissey
Freddy Eyensford-Hill – James Taylor
Mrs Pearce – Vicki Bravery
Mrs Higgins – Wendy Lee Kyle
Mrs Eynesford-Hill – Glenda Hutchinson
Zoltan Karpathy – Edward Pietsch
Mrs Hopkins – Therese Lord
Harry – Dave Pascoe
Jamie -Tristan James
This production won two awards at the 2019 Golden Palm Theatre Awards including:
Best Actor in a Musical – Jon Maskell, My Fair Lady and
Best Supporting Actor in a Musical – Ken Morrissey, My Fair Lady