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Light Opera Works stages ‘My Fair Lady’

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Lerner and Loewe’s Broadway classic "My Fair Lady" will be staged by Light Opera Works with a 28-piece orchestra at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 4 through 12.

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “Pygmalion,” "My Fair Lady" includes the songs “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face,” “With a Little Bit of Luck” and “On the Street Where You Live.”

The Light Opera Works cast includes Nick Sandys (Professor Henry Higgins), Elizabeth Telford (Eliza Doolittle), Kirk Swenk (Colonel Hugh Pickering), Cary Lovett (Alfred P. Doolittle), Anne Marie Lewis (Mrs. Pearce), William Dwyer (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), and Joan McGrath (Mrs. Higgins).

The design/production team is Adam Veness (scenic ad technical director), Theresa Ham (costume), Andrew H. Meyers (lighting), Aaron Quick (sound), Jenny Pinson (props), Tom Campbell (stage manager), Susan Gosdick (dialect coach) and Katie Beeks (production manager).

The opening night reception for "My Fair Lady" is sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Evanston.

"My Fair Lady" is Light Opera Works’ first production of 2016. The season will continue with "Mame" (Aug. 20-28), the concert performance "Let Me Entertain You: Jule Styne's Greatest Hits" (Oct. 7-16) and "Die Fledermaus" (Dec. 26-Jan. 1, 2017).

Discounted season ticket packages are still available.

Ticket prices for "My Fair Lady" begin at $34. Ages 25 and younger are half price. To order tickets, or for more information, call the Light Opera Works box office at (847) 920-5360 or order online.

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