MILTON Musical Society its celebrating its 50th anniversary with a production of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady at the Regent Centre in Christchurch from 18th to 21st April.
The company’s first show was Goodnight Vienna, in 1968, and is delighted to present one of the first amateur productions of My Fair Lady, the story of flower girl Eliza Doolittle and linguistics professor Henry Higgins, based on Shaw’s play Pygmalion.
The multi-award winning musical will have a cast of 65, led by Alex Cook as Higgins and Amy McIntosh as Eliza. Alex was Curly in the 2017 MMS production Oklahoma!
“This is a real challenge,” he says. “The part of Higgins is dominated by Rex Harrison in both the stage show and the film. But I am not going to do an impersonation, and hope that audiences enjoy my interpretation”.
Amy, who teaches drama at a school near Dorchester, is making a long commute to rehearsals. “This is a fantastic opportunity to play Eliza following in the steps of Julie Andrews and Audrey Hepburn. I would travel any distance for the chance to play it,” she says.
The show, directed by John Teather includes classics like Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?, 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.
Performances at the Regent are nightly at 7.30 with a 2.30 Saturday matinee. For more details, telephone 01202 499199, or visit the website, www.regentcentre.co.uk