Blimey gov’na! This is going be LOVERLY!
Winding Rivers Arts and Performance Society is thrilled to announce that they will be bringing the live theater production of the much loved musical “My Fair Lady” to the local stage in the fall of 2015!
After successfully bringing to the stage our beloved characters from the Land of Oz (Wizard of Oz); terrifying our senses while tickling our funny-bones with pirates meeting the walking dead (Swamp Pirate Zombies); showing us that Shakespeare can be fun for the whole family (Midsummer Night Midterm); and putting ethical dilemmas into a class of its own (Switching Principles) WRAPS is now preparing to present its most ambitious theatrical presentation yet!
Based on the play by Lerner and Lowe and most famously presented in the 1964 Hollywood musical starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady is the tale of a chance meeting between two noted British linguists, Prof. Henry Higgins and Col. Hugh Pickering, which leads to a wager that will test Higgins’ skills. After they hear a cockney flower girl caterwaul in the street, Higgins proposes to transform the girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined Victorian lady with an aristocratic accent. After some hesitation Eliza agrees to become their test case.
The WRAPS presentation of this classic play will call on a vast volunteer base comprising of actors and singers, set designers, costumers, sound and lighting technicians and an army of others.
My Fair Lady will be under the Direction of the great Mavourneen Varcoe-Ryan, the same woman who has so deftly and artfully directed the many WRAPS theater productions listed above. She will be joined by Michelle Ried as Music Director. Michelle is a key player in the success of our local choir the Sage Sound Singers. WRAPS will also being seeking the expert advice of Kamloops based choreographer Sloan Hammond!
Jim Duncan will again be lending his skills to building the stage sets and Tim Roden and Brian Benner will be donating their considerable expertise to perfecting the lighting and sound requirements. And Susan McLean will be overseeing the entire project as the plays Producer.
There are still many jobs and positions needing to be filled by with a little skill and a lot of enthusiam. We will be looking for Costume Designers and Seamstresses (is there a male term for that? Seamster?); Make-up Artists, Set Painters and Constructionists, Prop Managers and Back Stage Directors and much, much more. So don’t be shy – come out and have some fun with us!
Cast auditions will begin in late April through May with actual rehearsals beginning in late August. Please note: you do not necessarily need to have skills as a singer to audition! There are many non-singing roles available!
Watch this website and our Facebook page for more information and announcements about this exciting adventure in Community Theater. It WILL be loverly!!