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Brookings-Harbor Community Theater stages musical

Eliza Doolittle (Katie Graves) i­­s lectured in the wee hours of the morning by Henry Higgins (Howard Patterson), a phonetics expert. The Pilot/Bill Schlichting

The Brookings-Harbor Community Theater will open its final musical of the year, “My Fair Lady,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, for a three weekend run at the Harbor Performing Arts Center in the Brookings-Harbor Shopping Center.

“My Fair Lady” is based on Shaw’s play and Pascal’s movie “Pygmalion,” with book. Music and lyrics by Lerner and Loewe include “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Cast members include Katie Graves, who plays Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl; Howard Patterson who plays Henry Higgins, a world famous phonetics expert; Ron Lewis, as Col. Pickering, a retired British officer; Glenna Craig, as Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, a friend of Mrs. Higgins; Carol Crow, as Mrs. Higgins, Henry’s long-suffering mother; Kevin Sumner, as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, a young man who becomes smitten with Eliza; Joe Hample, as Alfred P. Doolittle, Eliza’s father; Steve Nagel as Jamie, a drinking companion of Alfred’s; Christine Chapman, as Mrs. Pearce, Henry Higgins’ housekeeper; Paul Fleming, as Professor Zoltan Karpathy, a former phonetics student of Henry Higgins; Barbara Holmes, as Mrs. Hopkins, a cockney woman; Mike Crow, as a bartender; Teri McGregory, Colleen Gibson, and Katherine McPherson  who play Henry Higgins’ maids; Bob Marchand, who plays Henry Higgins’ butler;  Pati Gibson, as the Queen of Transylvania; Kiana Hendrix Peterson, as a flower girl; Bryan Tillung, as the Embassy Footman; Carl Rovainen as Charles, butler to Mrs. Higgins; Jeff Holmes, as Lord Boxington, a friend of Mrs. Higgins; and Joni Finch and Janie Van Woerden as additional chorus members.

My Fair Lady is directed by Leanne Hinkle. Costumes for this production are being done by Glenna Craig, Norma Starband and Dori Blodgett with music controlled by Daniel McPherson. 

Tickets are on sale at New Wave Video, Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies, Pacific Rim Copy Center and at the door. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 seniors, $7 students. It is recommended tickets be purchased in advance. Reservations can be made by calling 541-469-4700. For information, visit www.brookingsharborcommunitytheater.com. 

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