Lerner and Loewe’s

My Fair Lady

November 15 - December 30, 2017

Henry Higgins, a celebrated professor of phonetics, makes a bet that he can pass off a lower-class flower girl from Covent Garden as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. By dressing her in expensive clothing, improving her manners, and teaching her how to speak correctly, Higgins transforms Eliza Doolittle into a lady. Following the Greek myth of Pygmalion, Higgins becomes enamored with his creation, now the most eligible lady in London. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with songs by Lerner and Loewe, My Fair Lady is known as “the perfect musical.” Quintessence's production will explore what remains of the 20th century's rigid class system and the importance of appearances for a 21st century woman.

RUNNING TIME: 2 hours and 45 minutes

REVIEWS

"If you've heard the name Quintessence but never made it out to the Sedgwick in Mount Airy for one of their productions, consider this your golden opportunity." - Theatre Beat, Philadelphia Inquirer

"It's a success... An evening full of heady emotion, the spectacle of people changing before your eyes, and a profound closing truth, all the more profound right now." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"You don’t need Christmas decorations to liven this up. With the company’s talent, high standards and commitment to diversity, Quintessence Theatre’s My Fair Lady is a jubilant mix of beautiful music and songs, dancing, magic, social politics… and elocution. It’s a splendid show, a holiday gift." - Phindie

"My Fair Lady is Quintessence Theatre's first foray into the world of musical theater and an absolutely smashing success." - TalkinBroadway

THE ENSEMBLE

Eliza Doolittle .................................................................................... Leigha Kato*

Henry Higgins ................................................................................... Gregory Isaac

Mrs. Pearce / Mrs. Higgins............................................................. Marcia Saunders*

Mr. Doolittle ....................................................................................... Bradley Mott*

Colonel Pickering.............................................................................. Doug Hara*

Freddy Eynsford-Hill......................................................................... Lee Cortopassi

Mrs. Eynsford-Hill / Ensemble ....................................................... Ebony Pullum

Ensemble ............................................................................................ Kristin Devine

                                                                                                    Jordan Dobson

                                                                                                    Rakeem Lawrence

                                                                                                    Maya Lerman

                                                                                                    Stephen Tornetta

Please note: Susan Giddings will take over the roles of Mrs. Pearce / Mrs. Higgins during the performances December 20 - 30.

THE CREATIVE TEAM

Direction ....................................................................................... Alexander Burns

Set Design .................................................................................... Doug Greene

Lighting Design ........................................................................... David Sexton

Costume Design ......................................................................... Christina Bullard

Music Direction ............................................................................ Christopher Ertelt 

Choreography .............................................................................. Kaki Burns

Dialect Coach .............................................................................. Marla Burkholder

Production Stage Manager ..................................................... Lisa Sullivan