“My Fair Lady” at Otterbein


Staff Report



Westerville — The Otterbein Summer Theatre 2017 season will open with “My Fair Lady” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 1; 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 4, 11, and 18; and 8 p.m. on June 8-10, June 15 and 16, and June 22-24 ONSTAGE in the Fritsche Theatre, 30 S. Grove St. Tickets cost $33. Call 614-823-1109 or visit www.otterbein.edu/drama.

Otterbein’s production of “My Fair Lady” will be directed by Lenny Leibowitz and will feature a resourceful cast of 11—many playing multiple roles—and a radically re-imagined scenic design that eschews elaborate set changes, placing primacy instead on actor-driven ingenuity and a joyous sense of theatricality.

“I love the challenge of re-envisioning a big musical in a small space; it can be a thrilling, exhilarating experience for audiences and artists alike to encounter a show like ‘My Fair Lady’ in a setting much more intimate than they may be accustomed to when experiencing a large-scale musical,” Leibowitz explained.

The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant woman, “My Fair Lady,” features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores. Songs include “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “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 box office is open 12-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and one hour prior to performances. It is located in Cowan Hall, 30 S. Grove St., Westerville. Student Rush discounts are available one hour prior to curtain, pending ticket availability.

DETAILS:

Otterbein Summer Theatre presents

“My Fair Lady”

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Music by Frederick Loewe

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture “Pygmalion”

Directed by Lenny Leibowitz

Music Direction by Lori Kay Harvey

Choreography by Stella Hiatt Kane

June 1-4, 8-11, June 15, 16 and 18, and June 22-24 (Two performances Friday, June 9: 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.)

All performances ONSTAGE in the Fritsche Theatre, 30 S. Grove St.

PRODUCTION TEAM

Directed by: Lenny Leibowitz

Scenic Designer: Rob Johnson

Costume Designer: Julia Ferreri

Lighting Designer: Andy Baker

Sound Designer: Doc Davis

Stage Manager: Ethan Wintgens

CAST LIST

Eliza Emma Shine

Higgins Jack Labrecque

Doolittle Maxwell Bartel

Pickering Daniel Kunkel

Freddy/Ens Kenneth Remaklus

Mrs. Pearce/Mrs. Higgins Kaylee Barrett

Ensemble: Lincoln Belford, Isabel Billinghurst, Noel Isaacson, Kenneth Remaklus, Andre Spathelf-Sanders, Leah Windahl

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

Thursday, June 1 7:30 p.m.

Friday, June 2 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 3 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 4 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 8 8 p.m.

Friday, June 9 2 p.m.

Friday, June 9 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 10 8 p.m.

Sunday, June 11 2 p.m.

Thursday, June 15 8 p.m.

Friday, June 16 8 p.m.

NO PERFORMANCE JUNE 17

Sunday, June 18 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 22 8 p.m.

Friday, June 23 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 24 8 p.m.

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Staff Report