University Theatre at Angelo State University will present the popular musical, “My Fair Lady,” for its annual holiday dinner theatre production, beginning Nov. 29 in the ASU Modular Theatre.
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Nov. 29-Dec. 2 and Dec. 6-9, with dinner served at 6:45 p.m. There will also be Saturday matinee performances at 1 p.m. on Dec. 2 and Dec. 9, with dinner service starting at 11:45 a.m., as well as a Sunday matinee performance at 2 p.m. on Dec. 3, with dinner service starting at 12:45 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for the general public, $15 for Arts at ASU subscribers and non-ASU students, and $12.50 for ASU students and ASU Activity Card holders. The Modular Theatre is located in the Carr Education-Fine Arts (EFA) Building, 2602 Dena Drive. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play “Pygmalion” and with music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe, “My Fair Lady” tells the story of Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle, who is transformed into an elegant lady in the high society of Edwardian London. It features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including the songs “Wouldn’t It Be Lovely?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “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 musical’s 1956 Broadway production set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It was also adapted into a Hollywood musical film starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison that won eight Academy Awards in 1964.
Under the direction of Mike Burnett, assistant director of University Theatre, the ASU student cast includes Zaynah Marsh as Eliza Doolittle, Corbin Stevens as Henry Higgins, Jacob Scott as Col. Pickering, Nicholas Dietrick as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Bryce Real as Alfred P. Doolittle. The men’s chorus/ensemble will include Sam Cole, Hayden Duckworth, Dakota Jones, Mason Tabor and Eric Joshua Valle. The women’s chorus/ensemble will include Kat Adams, Angela Cavada, Sonja Gonzales, Audrey McKillip, Ji-Eun Park, Cassie Pena, Jennie Wagner and Esther Whited.
The student production staff and crew include Scott, dance captain; Julia McDaniel, stage manager; Logan Burgess, assistant stage manager; Cheyenne Mickler, lighting designer; Kelli McLaurin, costume designer; Kyle Newman, sound designer/operator; Arianna Gonzalez, audio/projections operator; Anisa Galvan, prop master; Natalie McCurdy, deck chief; Eli Rodriguez, master electrician/light operator; Sidney Timmer, wardrobe supervisor; Antonio DeLaCruz, wardrobe crew/dresser; Matthew Jackson and Clinton Moore, electricians/follow spot operators; Chase Phelps, deck hand; Scott Beggs, house manager; and Sabrina Idom, maître d’.
Burnett doubles as the play’s scenic designer, Julie Hamil is the music director, and Ashley Meyer is the vocal/dialect coach/choreographer. Derek Salazar is the University Theatre technical director and Chasity Neutze is the University Theatre costumer. Media manager is Marla Daugherty, University Theatre office coordinator.
Tickets can be reserved by Arts at ASU subscribers beginning Monday, Nov. 13, at the ASU box office in the Carr EFA Building. Ticket sales open for the general public on Nov. 15. The box office is open 2-6 p.m. weekdays. For reservations and/or ticket information, call 325-942-2000.