Anacortes Community Theatre – Just You Wait, ‘enry ‘iggins
How important is our manner of speaking? Between September 27 and October 26 at the Anacortes Community Theatre, the talented cast of the musical My Fair Lady gives us an unconventional take on the issue of dialect and ‘social standing.’ The show starts at 7:30 P.M. (Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays), and 2 P.M on Sundays.
The musical follows the intriguing adventure of the ‘cultured’ and sophisticated Henry Higgins (played by Mark Wenzel) as he attempted to rid Eliza Doolittle (Charlie McCarthy) of her less-than-refined ways. Henry attempts to transform Eliza from a simple and poor flower girl into a fine lady with the help of his fellow dialect, Colonel Pickering (played by Ron Wohl).
Henry’s idea of his ‘fair lady’ involves transforming her manner of speaking, dressing her in fine clothes, and introducing her to the flashy lifestyle of the wealthy. However, he soon realizes that there is more to Eliza than he had bargained for, including the attention of Freddy Eynsford-Hill (played by Tom Ochiai).
This inspiring story is seamlessly complemented by a catchy score of tunes such as “Get Me to the Church on Time,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?” among others. Order a ticket and wait to be thoroughly entertained by ‘enry ‘iggins.