By: Li Ling Lee/Co-editor in Chief
The high school musical for 2018 is My Fair Lady, a musical tale that tells the story of a phonetics professor (Henry Higgins) who believes his skills are the best and is challenged by an academic (Colonel Pickering) to transform a lower-class woman with a Cockney accent (Eliza Doolittle) into a properly speaking woman who can pass as an elite of society. Higgins and Doolittle initially clash, yet as the story goes on, they form a bond, one that is put to the test when a suitor (Freddy Eynsford-Hill) enters the picture.
Auditions for the show will be held for all 8th-12th graders on Thursday, January 4th, and Friday, January 5th right after school from 3-5 pm. You can find audition material here.
The show will make its debut Friday, April 6th at seven o’clock pm. Other show times include Saturday, April 7th at seven o’clock pm, and Sunday, April 8th at two o’clock pm.
Ms. Amy Zakarauskas, the chorus teacher, is the director of all of the shows at Blue Ridge. She picked My Fair Lady to be the musical because it is considered by many to be the best musical of all time.
Having parts for everyone, those who have any interest have plenty of roles to choose from. There are roles for people who only want to sing, or only want to speak, or want to be humorous, or serious. With all of the amazing parts this show holds, it will be great to be able to showcase the talent that students at Blue Ridge have.
“Blue Ridge has become known in the area for our high-quality musical productions. From our sets, props, and costumes, to the singing and acting, our shows are a cut above the rest. Most importantly, the cast becomes a theatre family. So whether it’s someone’s first show or their thirtieth, they are welcome!” said Zakarauskas. She has high hopes for the show and encourages all those who are interested to audition.
Li Ling Lee is a Blue Ridge senior who believes that everyone should be proud to embrace their own differences. She may be insecure, but she continues to get by alright. #PraisinTheAsian