My Fair Lady

March 23- May 14, 2017

You’ll be enchanted by this touching story when the egotistical Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform a cockney flower girl into an elegant lady in time for a society ball. His gamble could pay off, but the spirited Eliza Doolittle is more of a handful than he could have expected! This classic is filled with cheerful songs like I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, Get Me to the Church on Time, On the Street Where You Live and I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face.

AGE APPROPRIATENESS:
Recommended for ages 8 and up

RUNNING TIME:
2 hours 30 minutes

 

 

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March 23- May 14, 2017

You’ll be enchanted by this touching story when the egotistical Professor Henry Higgins attempts to transform a cockney flower girl into an elegant lady in time for a society ball. His gamble could pay off, but the spirited Eliza Doolittle is more of a handful than he could have expected! This classic is filled with cheerful songs like I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, Get Me to the Church on Time, On the Street Where You Live and I’ve Grown Accustomed To Her Face.

AGE APPROPRIATENESS:
Recommended for ages 8 and up

RUNNING TIME:
2 hours 30 minutes

 

 

GEORGIA CERISANO

(Ensemble) is a recent graduate from Sight and Sound Theatres Conservatory, hailing from Virgina. Currently attending Calvary Church, studying ballet, and creating artwork for local business Cafe One Eight, she is abundantly thankful to God for this opportunity and cannot wait to share the stage in her first Dutch Apple show with so many talented individuals.

TAYLOR KATHRYN COFFMAN

(Mrs. Higgins’ Maid) is thrilled to be back at the Dutch Apple! She was most recently seen here in Smokey Joe’s Cafe. Since then, she set sail singing and dancing for Holland America Line. Some of her favorite credits include Oklahoma! (Gertie), West Side Story (Graziella/Anita understudy), and Crazy For You (Betsy/Polly understudy). She has a BA in Musical Theatre from the University of Alabama. Roll Tide!

SHANNON CONNOLLY

(Mrs. Pearce, Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, and Mrs. Higgins Understudy) is delighted to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage. You may have seen her as Mrs. Claus in Holly Jolly Christmas. Past PEG Roles: Sister Mary Patrick in Sister Act, Miss Shields in A Christmas Story, Ethel Toffelmier in The Music Man, Portia in Cinderella, Mary Smith in Run for Your Wife and Caught in the Net, Lulu/Betty Blast in Footloose, Mavis in Church Basement Ladies 1, 2 and 4, and Featured Singer/Young Mrs. Claus in Swingin’ Christmas.

REGINA HARBOUR

(Mrs. Pearce/Dialect coach) is excited to be returning to the Dutch Apple in this “loverly” musical.  She played Mrs. Pearce in the Dutch Apple’s 2006 production, and is happy to repeat the role.  Regina was last seen by Dutch Apple audiences in another British musical, Me and My Girl, as the duchess.  She is looking forward to working with director Dean Sobon again, whom she previously worked with on Big River at the Dutch Apple.

THOMAS HENKE

(Cockney Quartet) is very happy to be making his Dutch Apple debut in My Fair Lady. He’s an actor and playwright based in New York City. BFA Theatre from University at Buffalo. Thanks to PEG, Joshua, and his parents. tchenke.com @tchenke2

FRANK HUGHES

(Cockney Quartet/Doolittle  and Pickering Understudy) is excited to be back at the Dutch Apple after appearing in Phantom last season. Other Dutch Apple credits include Les Miserables (Valjean understudy), Oklahoma!, West Side Story, and Shrek (Shrek understudy). Favorite credits include Les Miserables (Valjean), Jesus Christ Superstar (Judas), Evita (Peron understudy), Godspell (Lamar), Man of La Mancha (Sancho), The Full Monty (Malcolm), South Pacific (Billis), Hello, Dolly! (Cornelius Hackl), Sister Act (Ernie/Joey understudy), and A Christmas Carol (Fezziwig), among others, including many opera performances. For my #1 fan, my mom.

SHERRY KONJURA

(Mrs. Higgins) is delighted to be reprising this wonderful role she first played on this stage in 1990! Sherry began her career playing a young Pocatontas in a production in London, England. She has written several plays which have been produced, taught theatre on the University level, and has been in more stage productions than she can count. Having worked with Prather Productions for the past 33 years, she was last seen here in January as the snobby Mrs. Schubert in Shear Madness. She sends love to her husband Gerry who built much of this set.

CARIN LAGERBERG

(Mrs. Eynsford-Hill) Originally from Knoxville, TN, is thrilled to be joining the Prathery family for the first time! She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre from Samford University in Birmingham, AL. She then went on to be a resident company member with Charleston Stage Company in South Carolina and Old Creamery Theatre Company in Iowa, where she both performed in main stage shows and taught theatre to children. Favorite roles include Mary Poppins (Mary), Little Shop of Horrors (Crystal), The Producers (Usherette), and Grease (Frenchy). She now lives in New York City. Many thanks to Mom and Dad for their love and support. carinmlagerberg.com

JOSHUA LEHMAN

(Alfred Doolittle) is extremely excited to be back at the Dutch Apple after playing Jean Shepherd in A Christmas Story here in 2015! He was recently seen last season at the Bird-in-Hand Stage in The Confession, Josiah For President, and Our Christmas Dinner. Other theatre credits: Sight and Sound Theatre, PRiMA Theatre, Servant Stage Company, Piercing Word, Red Caboose Motel Entertainment Series, Great Plains Theatre and College Light Opera Company. Thanks to Dad, Mom, Jess, Javan, family, and friends for all their love and support. Check out my website. www.joshualehman.net

ANTHONY CHRISTOPHER MILFELT

(Cockney Quartet) is a Piscean that hales from good ‘ol Missouri! (Go Cardinals! Go Blues!) He enjoys pomegranates, drag queens, and playing his instruments (Trumpet, Ukulele, and Hulusi!). You may recognize him from Phantom as the ever, so unfortunate, Joseph Buquet. Other credits with Prather Entertainment Group include White Christmas (Ensemble), Evita (Ensemble), Junie B. Jones (Herb), and The Most Famous Reindeer of All (Rudolph). I hope you have a loverly time at this show! Cheers!

RICHARD F. NEBEL, II

(Cockney Quartet)  joins us from New York City, New York. He has been performing his entire life, training in singing and dancing from a young age, as well as classical piano. Richard pursued his Bachelor in Fine Arts in Musical Theatre from Missouri State University, before joining the late John Magnus at Portland Festival Ballet to train and perform. He most recently danced with Ballet Fantastique, creating multiple contemporary ballets. At 6’7”, Richard is excited to build a career as a tall, dynamic performer utilizing his skills to create roles across the dance spectrum. Watch out Tommy Tune!

JAMES ODOM

(Henry Higgins) returns to Prather, and was recently seen here as Mr. Banks in Mary Poppins. NYC: Murder on the Nile (Producer’s Club); Regional: The Importance of Being Earnest and Baskerville (Cider Mill Playhouse), God of Carnage (Shadowland Stages), Murder For Two, Amadeus and One Man,  Two Guvnors (TheatreSquared), Sherlock Holmes and The West End Horror (Cortland Repertory), It’s a Wonderful Life (Gainesville Theatre Alliance), Arkansas New Play Festival (Arkansas Rep). James has an MFA in acting from University of Arkansas and a BA from Brenau University. EMC.

ERIC MICHAEL PARKER

(Freddy Eynsford-Hill) is an LA native who now calls NYC his home! He was a top prize winner in the Kurt Weill Foundation’s 2016 International Lotte Lenya Competition, recognizing performers with dramatic and musical versatility, from operatic repertoire to contemporary Broadway scores. Select credits: Titanic (Harold Bride), Spring Awakening (Melchior), The Drowsy Chaperone (Robert), Next to Normal (Henry). Eric performed at the Tokyo Disney Resort’s Diamond Horseshoe and in Tanabata Wishing, the resort’s celebration of the traditional Japanese holiday. Bachelor’s of Music from Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory. ericmichaelparker.com

BOB PAYNE

(Colonel Pickering) Bob’s favorite role is Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof. A songwriter, one of his songs was chosen for a children’s album, produced by Paul Stookey (Peter, Paul and Mary).

MAXWELL PORTERFIELD

(Eliza Doolittle) is a Texas native, classically trained soprano whose dynamism and energy have enlivened stages throughout the United States. She is excited to make her role debut as Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady. Highlights from over twenty roles in her repertoire include Christine Daae in Phantom, Julie Jordan in Carousel, Blonde in The Abduction from the Seraglio, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Pamina in The Magic Flute, Despina in Cosi fan tutte, and Frasquita in Carmen. Recordings of Maxwell’s repertoire and current projects can be found on her YouTube channel and Instagram.

DANIELLE POZNANOVIC

(Ensemble) is delighted to be returning to the Dutch Apple stage where she was last seen in Anything Goes! Originally hailing from Barrie, ON, Canada, she has had the opportunity to work with companies such as Servant Stage Company, Blue Gate Musicals, Sight and Sound Theatre, and Piercing Word. Favorite roles include: Jo March in Little Women, Belle in A Christmas Carol, Josie Pye in Anne of Green Gables. Thank you to her incredible parents for their unending love and support, as well as her friends and teachers who have constantly encouraged her to continue to pursue her dreams! God bless, and enjoy this loverly show!

ROBERT FREDERICK TAYLOR

(Ensemble/Cockney Quartet Understudy) is excited to be making his Prather debut in My Fair Lady! Regional credits: West Side Story (Big Deal), Disney’s The Little Mermaid (Ensemble/Dancer), Cabaret (Bobby), Hairspray (IQ), A Chorus Line (Larry), Sweet Charity (Ensemble/Dancer), Carousel (Ensemble/Dancer), 110 in the Shade (Ensemble/Dancer), Kiss of the Spider Woman (Aurora’s Man/Aurelio), Side Show (Fakir, Roustabout, Ensemble/Dancer), Jesus Christ Superstar (Apostle). BFA from Montclair State University. All my love and many thanks to Prather, my family, and friends! For my mother.

JORDON ROSS WEINHOLD

(Butler/Cockney Quartet Understudy/Higgins Understudy) recently played Detective ‘Mikey’ Thomas in Dutch Apple’s production of Shear Madness. Previous credits: Into The Woods (Baker), The Producers (Roger De Bris), Great Expectations (Herbert Pocket), The School For Scandal (Sir Peter Teazle), The Full Monty (Marty/Minister) and the U.S. Premiere of Alan Stanford’s adaptation of Oliver Twist. www.jordonrossweinhold.net

CHRIS WITHERS

(Ensemble) Dutch Apple debut! National Tour: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! (Swing, Dance Captain). Selected New York credits: Pinkalicious (Vital Theatre Company), Benjamin Button the Musical (Fundamental Theatre Project), Molasses in January (Newbury Productions). Regional credits: Pinkalicious (Jenny Wiley), Spamalot and 9 to 5 (Riverside Center Theatre), Hairspray (CPS Productions), Les Miserables (Cohoes Music Hall), Grease and Godspell (Virginia Repertory Theatre). BA from Christopher Newport University, AMDA alumnus. To Mom, Dad, Grandma, Brit, and Odie!