Woodside Community Theatre presents “My Fair Lady”

by Contributed Content on October 23, 2018

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My Fair Lady, with music by Frederick Loewe with lyrics and book by Alan Jay Lerner, is being presented by the Woodside Community Theatre from October 26 through November 4, 2018; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2:00 pm.

All performances will take place at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Woodside High School, located at 199 Churchill Ave, Woodside. Tickets are $15-$32 each, with group discounts available.

Well known and long-time Bay Area director, producer, and actor, John Baiocchi, will make his WCT directorial debut. He explains: “The language and lyrics of My Fair Lady are the height of intelligence, and the brilliant score is filled with iconic songs. Central to its amazing five-decades of popularity on the stage and screen is the intensely complex relationship between Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, as originally created by George Bernard Shaw in the classic play, Pygmalion. As the story unfolds, these two strong characters leave each other changed forever in ways that are relevant to any new relationship, even today. A lark becomes a cause, and then a mutual transformation.”

Starring in the leading roles are Alicia Teeter as “Eliza Doolittle”, Aaron Weisberg as “Henry Higgins” and Steven Anthony as “Colonel Pickering”. Rounding out the leading characters are Darlene Batchelder as “Mrs. Pearce”, Daniel Dominguez as “Alfred P. Doolittle”, Justin Kerekes as “Freddy Eynsford-Hill”, and Joan Pugh Newman as “Mrs. Higgins”.

Photo by Mark Bowles, Woodside Community Theatre

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