Book & 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 by Moss Hart
Licensed exclusively by Music Theatre International (Australasia). All performance material supplied by Hal Leonard Australia
For the first time in over 25 years, the most beloved musical of all time, Lerner & Loewe’s MY FAIR LADY returns to the Illawarra in a new production at The Miner’s Lamp Theatre.
Henry Higgins, a Professor of Phonetics, encounters Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, one cold March night at Covent Garden market. He declares to his friend Colonel Pickering that in three months he could transform Eliza into a duchess.
Over the course of several months Eliza, who moves into the Higgins household, is put through a gruelling course of phonetics and elocution lessons by Higgins. Eliza’s moment of triumph comes at the Embassy Ball. She is beautiful, elegant and well-spoken and proves to be an enormous success particularly with the young gentleman Freddy Eynsford-Hill who falls desperately in love with her.
After the ball Eliza falls into despondency as she sees Higgins celebrating his triumph in passing Eliza off as a duchess, showing little consideration for her feelings. Unnoticed, she slips out of Higgins’ house and seeks consolation with Higgins’ mother. Higgins comes in search of her but Eliza refuses to return with him.
Back at home, Higgins realises that he has become accustomed to Eliza. But suddenly Eliza reappears. She has forgiven Higgins and has decided to return.
AUDITIONS COMMENCE IN APRIL 2018!
More information to come.
Director – Juran Jones
Musical Director – Angela Quinn
Choreographer – Rowena Sanderson
Producer – Melissa Jones
Stage Manager – Cilla Aslanidis
Costume Design – Sheridan Downey, Melissa Jones, Pauline Gallacher and Team
Lighting Design – Curtis Pazderka
Set Design – Juran Jones and Chris Micallef
Hair/Wig – Blake Tonkin
Properties – Marie Mitchell-Stanley
Henry Higgins – LACHLAN O’DEA
Eliza Doolittle – MOLLY STEWART
Colonel Hugh Pickering – MARK RYLANDER
Alfred P. Doolittle – STEPHEN WHEATLEY
Freddy Eynsford-Hill – JACK ARNOLD
Mrs. Pearce – KERRIE HARTIN
Mrs. Higgins – VERONICA DZELDE
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill – NELLA MAGNANTE
Miss Eynsford-Hill – MICHAELA GEORGIOU
Jamie – TIM LOVE
Harry – NICHOLAS BURNS
Zolton Karpathy – NATHAN JANKOWSKI