My Fair Lady rolls into second week at the Community Theatre…

Posted May 12, 2010 at 9:52 am by

My Fair Lady

Desi Whalen (as Eliza) in My Fair Lady last week…according to Bob’s review, “a star is born.” Pho­to cour­tesy of James Krall

Sounds like a great show — every­one I know who caught the open­ing week­end of My Fair Lady had feed­back that basi­cal­ly added up to: “Don’t miss it!”

Bob Stavers went last week, and he offered you & me this review:

Move over Julie Andrews, there’s a new Eliza in town!

The San Juan Com­mu­ni­ty The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of My Fair Lady is hands down the most excit­ing and pro­fes­sion­al musi­cal to be seen on the island in at least the past ten years!

We are tru­ly blessed to live on an island packed with the tal­ent on dis­play for the next two weeks (Thurs­days through Sun­days) on the Whit­ti­er Stage. This is tru­ly an ensem­ble cast and every one on stage sings, dances, and acts their hearts out in a “lover­ly” per­for­mance that will send you out to the street where you live full of joy and want­i­ng to come back for more.

Susan Williams has cre­at­ed a remark­able expe­ri­ence and with dance, song and dia­logue coach­es superb; every­thing comes togeth­er flaw­less­ly. Space does not per­mit relat­ing the won­der­ful per­for­mances of so many tal­ent­ed islanders, but every­one was wonderful.

Espe­cial­ly charm­ing and engag­ing in lead­ing roles, Ken Ser­att lights up the house with his rous­ing “With a lit­tle bit of luck” and Dan Finn is as iras­ci­ble as pos­si­ble as Hen­ry Hig­gins.  But if you miss the chance to watch the trans­for­ma­tion of Eliza from scamp to champ you will have missed the oppor­tu­ni­ty of a life­time to see a star being born. Desir­ae Whalen is absolute­ly per­fect and so is this pro­duc­tion — don’t miss it!

Bob Stavers

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One comment...

  1. Thanx for your thought­ful & gen­er­ous review, Bob.
    Hope­ful­ly your raves will encour­age many more islanders to attend at least one of our remain­ing 4 shows next week: Thurs­day thru Sun­day. The finale sing-along mati­nee on the 23rd promis­es to be espe­cial­ly fun!

    Comment by Deb Langhans on May 16, 2010 at 10:41 am

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