The Picketwire Players are extremely excited to present the classic musical “My Fair Lady” in our community theater this summer for our 50th Anniversary Season directed by Tracey Salzbrenner. “My Fair Lady” will hold the prestigious honor of being the 50th Anniversary Musical Production and the monumental accomplishment of being the 150th stage production of the Picketwire Players.
Originally produced on Broadway in 1956, “My Fair Lady” is Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s most popular musical collaboration, earning nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Three subsequent Broadway revivals have ensured “My Fair Lady’s” place in history as one of the most beloved musicals of all time.
“My Fair Lady” tells the story of Professor Henry Higgins (Tom Seaba), a curmudgeonly bachelor who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering (Tim Baublits) that he can pass off a simple Cockney flower girl named Eliza Doolittle (Heather Pidcock-Reed) as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with a desirable upper class accent and imparting proper etiquette. Eliza’s father, a vigorous dustman, Alfred P. Doolittle (George Larsen) adds some much needed comedic relief and Freddy Eynsford-Hill (John Eubank) the upper class young man smitten with Eliza, warms our heart.
Assisting with the production are Assistant Directors Cameron Salzbrenner and Desiree’ Goheen, lighting technician Zach Zamora, with choreography by Desiree’ Goheen and Jennifer Jackson. Vocal and Orchestra direction by Aubrey Krengel and Dean Rees with a score that includes classic songs like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” and “The Rain in Spain.”
“My Fair Lady” opens Saturday, July 14, 2018 and returns on Thursday, July 19th throughSaturday, July 21st. House opens at 7:00 PM with all performances beginning at 7:30 PM.
Tickets are on sale online or available during box office hours from 5:30 to 7:00 PM Monrday through Friday. All tickets are $15. For more information, please call 719.384.8320. Picketwire Center for Performing and Visual Arts, 802 San Juan.