The American Classic <em>My Fair Lady</em> has been called “the perfect musical,” said Debbie Ditton, executive director of <a href=”http://www.musictheatrewest.org/”>Music Theatre West</a>. Ditton said her company is delighted to bring the popular show to Cache Valley, beginning on Friday, Feb. 24. Performances will continue on Feb. 25, Feb. 27, March 3, and March 4, at the <a href=”http://cachearts.org/theatre/”>Ellen Eccles Theatre</a>. Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. each evening, with a matinee performance on March 4, at 1:30 p.m.
Ditton said the show is based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, <em>Pygmalion</em>, with book, music and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. It will be conducted and directed by Music Theatre West’s founding director, Jay Richards, and will feature Stephanie White as choreographer.
“It hasn’t been done here very often,” said Ditton. “It’s a big musical with a huge orchestra and we’re doing everything we can to keep it quick and ride along because it’s a longer musical, but most of the classical musicals were a little bit longer.”
Ditton said the cast is comprised of talented Cache Valley actors including Sarah Huff as Eliza Doolittle and Cary Youmans as Colonel Pickering. Ditton is playing the role of the housemaid, Mrs. Pearce.