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.
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.
Directed by: Lenny Leibowitz
Scenic Designer: Rob Johnson
Costume Designer: Julia Ferreri
Lighting Designer: Andy Baker
Sound Designer: Doc Davis
Stage Manager: Ethan Wintgens
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
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.