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EAC Fine Arts Division presents the hit musical, My Fair Lady
By Todd Haynie
THATCHER, AZ— Eastern Arizona College’s Drama and Musical Theatre Departments will perform the popular musical, My Fair Lady, on March 29, 30, and 31, and April 2, 3, and 4, 2007 at 7:30 p.m. in the College’s Fine Arts Auditorium.
The music for My Fair Lady was written by Frederick Loewe, with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner. Admission for this family production will be $5 per person. Tickets go on sale March 26 at the EAC Ticket Office in the Gherald L. Hoopes Jr. Activities Center or at 428-8228 and will also be available at the door.
Perhaps the most popular musical of the 1950s, My Fair Lady came into being only after Hungarian film producer, Gabriel Pascal, devoted the last two years of his life to finding writers who would adapt George Bernard Shaw's 1914 play Pygmalion into a musical. Rejected by the likes of Rodgers and Hammerstein and Noël Coward, Pascal finally turned to the younger but very talented duo of Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner.
The story revolves around Eliza Doolittle, a coarse little peddler of flowers in Covent Garden who agrees to take speech lessons from phonetician Henry Higgins in order to fulfill her dream of working in a flower shop. Eliza succeeds so well, however, that she outgrows her social station and—in a development added by librettist Lerner—even manages to get Higgins to fall in love with her.
EAC’s production of My Fair Lady is directed by Trish Jordahl, with choreography by Delia Mattice. EAC’s orchestra members will provide accompaniment for the performances.
“We have a very talented cast who is excited to bring this joyous production to life,” said Jordahl. Audiences will enjoy the music, songs, and story that have made this a hit musical for generations.”