Thanks to the spirited My Fair Lady, we all know the storyline, though here Gary Peterson returns to George Bernard Shaw’s original ending and shuns the romantic ending that Broadway and Hollywood demanded. Not only did Shaw hate that ending, but it also resonates poorly with today’s modern sensibilities, leaving the Broadway musical feeling dated. In this fresh adaptation, as cockney-speaking flower girl Eliza Doolittle transforms into a young lady under the tutelage of Professor Higgins and Colonel Pickering, she grows not just intellectually but also emotionally, developing her own personality and pride.
Playwright Gary Peterson — author of other best-selling classic adaptations including The Importance of Being Earnest, Charley’s Aunt, Secret Garden, and Little Women — skillfully immerses us in this masterful, laugh-out-loud funny adaptation about a poor flower girl who grows to pass as a true Mayfair lady. GRADES 6-12 Auditions (attend one): 1/19 & 1/21 @ 6-8pm Rehearsals: Tues/Thurs 5:30-8:30pm Tech Week: March 15-18, 5:30-8:30pm Shows: Mar 19, 7:30pm, Mar 20, 4:00 & 7:30pm -21, 4pm Tuition: $195
Improv Troupe (Grades 6 and Up) Learn how to trust your creative impulse while building ensemble through several games and exercises. Students will develop character building and live performance skills through team building, listening, pantomiming, reacting and adapting to unscripted material generated by their peers and a live audience. This class culminates with an improv showcase that will make any audience laugh out loud.