Gulfport Little Theatre announces auditions for its production of the musical My Fair Lady, the classic tale about a draggle-tailed guttersnipe who learns to talk like a lady. 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, a classic Broadway musical comedy tells the story of the overconfident Professor Higgins and his experiment that attempts to transform a cockney girl, Eliza, into a proper-speaking lady. Higgins and his friend Colonel Pickering make great progress with the girl and even take her to the horse races and a grand ball. Nevertheless, they still treat Eliza as a mere experiment and not as a human being. When Eliza runs away, Higgins realizes that she is so much more.
Based on Pygmalion, with book, music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is filled with song favorites such as Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, 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.
The show will be directed by Cal Walters with Musical Direction by Cherie Cruso Ruff. Auditions are Saturday, April 22nd from 1pm to 3pm and Monday, April 24th from 7pm to 9pm at the theatre located at 2600 13th Avenue in Gulfport behind Chris’ Beauty College on Pass Road. The show will run June 23rd to July 9th, 2017. There will be one day of summer camp shows, with dates TBA.
This is an open audition with roles for males and females ages 16 to 70. Auditionees should come prepared with a short musical selection. No a capella auditions, please. Auditionees can bring a cd accompaniment with no vocals, mp3, or sheet music. A pianist will be available.
More information is available at www.gulfportlittletheatre.org or you can contact the director at 251-689-7167 or email@example.com.