Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced the cast of My Fair Lady, the beloved Lerner and Loewe musical masterpiece about an arrogant and crotchety phonetics professor who transforms a spirited Cockney flower girl into an elegant, proper-speaking English lady. Broadway's Rick Hilsabeck (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Billy Elliot, the first national tour of Phantom of the Opera) stars as the curmudgeonly professor Henry Higgins. His real-life co-star Sarah Pfisterer (Phantom of the Opera, Show Boat, Children and Art) is his reluctant protégé Eliza Doolittle. Performances are August 10-19 in the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below.
The winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion. The original 1956 production ran for 2717 performances and became the longest-running Broadway musical of its time. With a seamless integration of Alan Jay Lerner's book and Lerner and Frederick Loewe's timeless score, My Fair Lady is often regarded as "the perfect musical." Classic 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."
Co-starring with Reagle Music Theatre's favorite husband-and-wife team are R. Michael Wresinski of Framingham as Colonel Pickering; Jerry Walker of Waltham as Alfred P. Doolittle; Robert St. Laurence of Boston as Freddy Eynsford-Hill; Donna Sorbello of Scituate as Mrs. Higgins; Beth Gotha of Andover as Mrs. Pearce; and Rick Sherburne of Burlington as Zoltan Karpathy. Ovation Award-winning Broadway veteran Larry Sousa directs. BroadwayWorld.com Award-winning choreographer Rachel Bertone recreates Hanya Holm's original Tony Award-nominated choreography. Jeffrey P. Leonard conducts the 22-piece orchestra. IRNE Award winner Dan Rodriguez is music director. Costumes, featuring Cecil Beaton's original Tony Award-winning designs, are provided by Kansas City Costume World. Wardrobe supervisor is Joe Michienzie. Set designer is Emmy Award winner Richard E. Shreiber.
The cast of 50 includes singers Chris Brindley, David Carney, Serge Clivio, Katy Early, Tony Feole, Mary Healy, Sierra Kagen, Christopher King, Joelle Kross, Sarah Landry, Regina Lucas, Harry McEnerny, Kathryn McKellar, Peter Mill, Kristina Riegle, James Forbes Sheehan, Jacob Sherburne, Andrew Tighe, and Gary Vincent. Dancers include Scott Abreu, Jessica Azenberg, Sarah Beling, Courtney Blanch, Darren Bunch, Lisa Dempsey, Julia Fiske, Laura Girard, Gillian Gordon, Jared Green, Christopher Hird, Alex Nemiroski, Jon Paul Roby, Nahshon Rosenfeld, Maria La Rossa, Korinne Robertson, Daniel Forest Sullivan, and Matthew Michael Uriniak.
Performances of My Fair Lady are August 10, 16, 17 and 18 at 7:30 pm and August 11, 12, 18 and 19 at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $54, $46, $40 and $34. Seniors 60 and older save $3 on any full-priced ticket. Youth tickets for students aged 5-18 are $20 for any seat at any show. Student rush seats at 50% off are available one hour before curtain with a valid college ID.
Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more may be purchased by calling 781-894-2330 or 781-891-5600. All other tickets may be purchased by phone at 781-891-5600, in person at the Box Office during regular business hours, or online anytime at www.reaglemusictheatre.org.
Reagle Music Theatre is located in the Robinson Theatre at 617 Lexington Street, Waltham, Mass. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and performance days, 9 a.m. to curtain. For more information, visit Reagle Music Theatre on the web at www.reaglemusictheatre.org.
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is a unique award-winning professional regional theater company that features Broadway stars performing alongside local talent. Founded in 1969, Reagle Music Theatre is a non-profit arts organization based in Waltham, Mass. Operating year-round, Reagle produces major musicals each summer, spectacular seasonal revues, and celebrity concerts featuring legendary entertainers. The company also offers a variety of school-based educational programs and musical theater camps designed to give children in the West Suburban region the opportunity to expand their horizons through the performing arts. Stars who have appeared at Reagle include Brent Barrett, Patrick Cassidy, John Davidson, Mitzi Gaynor, Robert Goulet, Shirley Jones, Patti LuPone, Ann Margaret, Andrea McArdle, Lee Meriwether, The Mills Brothers, Sarah Pfisterer, Debbie Reynolds, Sally Struthers, Tommy Tune, Leslie Uggams, Joanne Worley, and Rachel York.
Photo Credit: Herb Philpott
Harold "Jerry" Walker as Alfred P. Doolittle and Rick Hilsabeck
Harold "Jerry" Walker and Company
Rick Hilsabeck, Sarah Pfisterer, Robert St. Laurence and Donna Sorbello
Rick Hilsabeck as Professor Henry Higgins and Sarah Pfisterer
Sarah Pfisterer, Rick Hilsabeck and R. Michael Wresinski
Beth Gotha, Sarah Pfisterer and Company
Robert St. Laurence and Beth Gotha
Donna Sorbello and R. Michael Wresinski
Rick Sherburne and Rick Hilsabeck