Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle teach each other a few things once again in County Players’ rendition of the Lerner and Loewe classic taken from Shaw, My Fair Lady, which opens this Friday night, May 6. The familiar tale of stodgy professor up-ended by Cockney flower-seller, filled with even more familiar tunes comes to life again for three weekends at the Wappinger’s theater.  Experience the pleasure of hearing such songs such as 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 sung in a theater, rather than from your television screen.      

Hannah Friedman as Eliza Doolittle, George Conrad as Henry Higgins

My Fair Lady is directed by Anna Marie Paolercio, with musical direction by Joel Flowers, choreography by Cory Ann Fasano Paff, and conducted by Roger D’AquinoThe cast includes George Conradas Henry Higgins, Hannah Friedman as Eliza Doolittle, Mark Colvsonas Colonel Pickering, Douglas Woolley as Alfred P. Doolittle, Chris Valloneas as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Deborah Bickford as Mrs. Pearce, and Carole Ernestas as Mrs. Higgins.  Rounding out the cast are Kevin Barnes, Elizabeth Battaglia, Kai Beck, Russell Beck, Krysten Bittner, David Bound, Joseph DeAngelo, Gary Dodge, Tricia Hampel, Megan Joslin, Amos Newcombe, Sally Nogg, Cassandra Rossetti, Nancy Scalzo, Lauren Thayer, Emma Wagner, Elise Williams, and Scott Woolley.

George Conrad as Henry Higgins, Mark Colvson as Colonel Hugh Pickering, Hannah Friedman as Eliza Doolittle

Director Paolercio is “grateful for the opportunity to bring this well-known, musical classic to County Players.  My Fair Lady is truly one of the most delightful Broadway musicals of all time.”  Subsequent performances will be May 7, 13, 14, 20, 21 at 8 p.m. and May 15 and May 22 at 2 p.m.  Tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for seniors/children under 12.  Call the box office at 845-298-1491 for reservations or order your tickets online at www.countyplayers.org.  Visa, MasterCard, and Discover are accepted.  County Players Falls Theatre is located at 2681 W. Main, Wappingers Falls, NY.
Photos by Jeff Wilson

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