My Fair Lady
For GSOV’s first venture into the world of Broadway Musicals, we have picked “My Fair Lady”, the best musical ever written. The story concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins, as she “wants to be a lady in a flower shop. ‘Stead of selling flowers on the corner of Tottenham Court Road”.
A masterpiece of elegant wit, superb characters, and the most enchanting musical score conceivable. The many hits include: “I could have danced all night”, “On the Street where you Live”, “Wouldn’t it be Luverly”, “The Rain in Spain” and “Get Me to the Church on Time”.
“My Fair Lady” has been an enormous hit from its first production in New York in 1956 with a celebrated movie following in 1964. It has been constantly revived around the world ever since, including by our own Opera Australia with their 2016 production breaking all Sydney Opera House records.
Our lavish new production is based on the recent 2018 New York Lincoln Centre Revival: it’s the show everyone loves, but with new insights and nuances.
Performed by a superbly talented cast with full Chorus and Orchestra, our production will be Directed & Choreographed by internationally award-winning Director & Choreographer ROBERT RAY, and the Musical Direction by TIMOTHY JOHN WILSON.
|ASH COOPER as Henry Higgins|
|LAUREN LEE INNIS-YOUREN as Eliza Doolittle|
|KIERIN MURPHY as Colonel Pickering|
|RON PIDCOCK OAM as Alfred P Doolittle|
|JENNIFER WAKEFIELD as Mrs Higgins|
|DANIEL FELTON as Freddy|
|NICKY WORTLEY as Mrs Pearce|
|ANDREW MCGRAIL as Zolton Karpathy|
Ensemble: Amelia Le Plastrier, Annett Engelhardt, Annette Dick, Bridgette Kelsey, Bronwen Lane, Caroline Stanley-Smith, Nicole Rotenstein, Rebekah Bennetts, Robyn Licenblat, Robyn Pidcock, Anna Castle, Bria Rechner, Carol Soloff, Estelle Lipovetsky, Hannah Sleeth, Honi Walker, Janette Obuch, Katie Donnelly, Sarah Berry, Shona Harris, Treena Cooper, Andrew McGrail, Barry Baker, Chris McInnis, James Douglas, Martin Shellshear, Matthew Sheahan, Paul Santzaridis, Simon Cooper, Kevin Yap, Philip Liberatore, Sean Read, Stephen Capon, Sam Hargreaves
Dancers: Peter Consadine, Marilyn Knotts, Lynette Mann, Justine Miles, Helene Shields, Lauren Stannard
5 Performances at the Alexander Theatre
Tickets for “My Fair Lady” are now on sale!
48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton 3800
Thursday 30th March 2023, 7:30pm
Friday 31st March 2023, 7:30pm
Saturday 1st April 2023, 2pm
Saturday 1st April 2023, 7:30pm
Sunday 2nd April 2023, 2pm
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In the Media:
Listen to Daniel Felton (who plays Freddy) being interviewed on 15/3/2023, on “Beats with Bria” 88.3 Southern FM:
Listen to MFL Director Robert Ray’s interview with “Beats with Bria”
Listen to MFL Director Robert Ray’s interview with Julie Houghton on 3MBS FM