Weekend Showcase: Wayzata High School Presents ‘My Fair Lady’
Wayzata High School’s production of “My Fair Lady” runs through November 20.
Director Grant Sorenson says the show will strike a chord with audiences.
“Ultimately I think it’s about optimism,” said Sorenson. “It’s sort of considered the perfect musical. It’s obviously a well known and well-loved classic of Broadway musicals. But I have found a lot in it that really resonates today.”
”My Fair Lady” first hit Broadway in 1956.
“It’s about a young woman who sees the opportunity to make her life better and she goes for it. And I think right now we need stories of optimism in the world,” said Sorenson.
The play is set in Edwardian London. Lucas Dymit plays Professor Henry Higgins, a linguist obsessed with phonetics, dialects and how people sound when they speak.
“Higgins is very cold in the way he handles himself and situations. So that was interesting. And definitely the most challenging part of sort of harnessing that aspect of the character,” said Dymit.
Higgins takes on the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle as a project to prove he can transform her into a genteel lady of society.
“It’s such a beautiful show. And it will definitely spark the interests of audiences,” said Dymit.
My Fair Lady is onstage at Wayzata through November 20th. Tickets can be purchased through the Wayzata School Theater website.