Open Call Audition 6:30 PM Thursday, April 10 at TAMIU
Laredo Theater Guild International (LTGI), in cooperation with Texas A&M International University, will end their landmark 5th season with Lerner and Loewe’s iconic My Fair Lady, still referred to as the best, if not the most perfect musical of all time. An open call audition for this production will be held this Thursday, April 10 from 6:30PM to 10PM at TAMIU’s Recital Hall in the Center for the Fine and Performing Arts building.
Produced by Joe Arciniega and directed by Veronica Ramirez, My Fair Lady is a grand musical spectacle in the tradition of LTGI’s past musical triumphs such as Hairspray, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Annie. Musical Director and Conductor of the live orchestra will be Brendan Townsend, Choreographer will be Cristina Greco, and Technical Director will be Vernon Carroll. LTGI’s My Fair Lady opens Thursday, July 17, 2014, with a special catered “Ascot Gala Premiere” planned for Friday July 18th, and will run through Sunday, July 27th in TAMIU’s beautiful, state of the art, 450-seat Center for the Fine and Performing Arts Theatre.
My Fair Lady, the Broadway musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion set in Edwardian London, is about Henry Higgins, an arrogant, self-centered professor of phonetics who decides on a bet to prove his theories of linguistics by transforming the speech, appearance, and manner of a rough Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined young lady that others assume to be “of royal blood.” Starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady was the longest running musical on Broadway following its opening in 1956, and even today remains within the top 20 of the longest running musicals on Broadway of all time. The motion picture starring Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn, which premiered 50 years ago in 1964, remains a global film favorite today.
Already slated to headline LTGI’s production are Kristelle Martin in the title role as Eliza Doolittle, Vernon Carroll as Colonel Pickering, John Maxstadt as Alfred P. Doolittle, and returning to the stage in a musical for the first time since 2010’s The Sound of Music, Joe Arciniega as Professor Henry Higgins.
Detail on the 5 principal roles still being cast, as well as the 9 major musical production numbers requiring a robust chorus of versatile performers ranging from early 20’s to middle age and up can be found on Wikipedia under “My Fair Lady.” Not all roles require heavy singing and dancing ability, so character actors seeking fun in a musical encouraged to audition. Those interested in auditioning are advised to learn about the show from the various available resources (YouTube, Wikipedia, the movie, etc.) and if possible to prepare a song from the show, or one that reflects its style of music.
For more information call LTGI at (956) 319-8610, email LTGI at email@example.com, or visit LTGI on the web at www.laredotheaterguild.com