My Fair Lady is a musical with many comic turns and grand musical numbers. The tale features Professor of Phonetics Henry Higgins’ comic endeavors to pass off his fictional student Eliza Doolittle as a Duchess at the Embassy Ball. The musical will be presented at Ferndale High School for the first time this February with performances February 20th through 22nd and 27th through 29th.
The principal roles in My Fair Lady are Henry Higgins played by Noah Semu (senior), Eliza Doolittle played by Sarah Pringle (senior), Alfred P. Doolittle played by Rome Williams (senior) and Colonel Pickering played by Josiah Aho (junior).
The theatre program at Ferndale High School is led by dynamic duo Rachel Pringle and Crissy Ford. Pringle and Ford talk about what they are most looking forward in the My Fair Lady production, “I am so excited about the grandeur,” said Pringle, who goes on to say, “the costumes and the music are absolutely amazing. I am so proud of our actors, orchestra, crew and supporters.”
Ford echoes Pringle’s enthusiasm. “I am enjoying this production. It is a classic with well-known music and story. We have the best kids involved in theatre every year and I am so proud of them. They are so talented and beyond amazing in this production. Attendees will not be disappointed.”
The lead actors are involved in numerous school responsibilities outside of theatre including serving on the school board, playing sports, studying music and dance, participating in National Honor Society and volunteering for various non-profit organizations. All four are very active in choir at school and in their churches. Many of this year’s seniors have been performing with the Ferndale High School theatre program since Oklahoma in sixth grade. They have also served as mentors in summer theatre camps and leaders in the theatre club.
Ferndale School District Superintendent Dr. Linda Quinn invites the community to attend this exciting performance, “I look forward to attending each musical our talented student actors put on throughout the year. I respect and appreciate Crissy and Rachel and I can’t wait to see My Fair Lady in February. Please join me in supporting our wonderful theatre program. I hope to see you there!”
Directors Pringle and Ford say that the musical will be, “Very enjoyable for families although it is rated PG and little ones may have a hard time sitting through the full 2 hours and 40 minutes.”
Ticket prices are $10 for general admission and $8 for students and seniors. All tickets will be sold at the door, and the house will open at 6:30 each evening with performances beginning at 7:00. Again, performance dates are Thursday through Saturday, February 20th through 22nd and 27th through 29th.
*4 Year Performer