My Fair Lady

September 7, 8, 9, 10, 2006
(Rain date: 9/11/06 8:00 pm)

Doors open at 7:30pm and the show starts at 8:00pm.

Location: Breese Northside Park, 1000 North Main Street, Breese, IL 62230


Synopsis

Based on George Bernard Shaw’s clever comedy Pygmalion, this enchanting musical tells the unlikely love story between cantankerous phonetics professor Henry Higgins and cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle. To win a friendly wager, Professor Higgins attempts to transform Eliza into a lady by teaching her to speak in a way that evokes “the majesty and grandeur of the English language.” But when the experiment is finished, he is surprised at the unforeseen problem of what do with her. Could it be that he has changed as much as she?

The unforgettable score contains an abundant collection of well-loved songs, filled with witty lyrics and sparkling melodies: On the Street Where You Live, I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face, I Could Have Danced All Night, Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, and Get Me To The Church On Time.

Cast

 

Eliza Doolittle 

 

 

Jennifer Klostermann Nif is thrilled to return to the CCS stage in a role she has wanted to play all her life!  Many thanks go to Glenn, and the cast, pit and crew for an unforgettable production.  Special thanks to Leann (the e-bay queen), Ava (for vocal inspiration), Anna and Hanna for staying in their seats, Beth for running lines, and Steve for his endless love and support—in good times and in bad.
Henry Higgins 

 

 

Michael Brightman Michael is pleased to be making his 1stappearance for CCS.  His favorite roles include” John Adams in “1776”, Billy Flynn in “Chicago”, and Henry Jekyll in “Jekyll & Hyde”.  Michael resides in St. Louis city.
Colonel Pickering 

 

 

Bruce Bowman Brubo was last seen on the CCS stage as Ben Franklin in “1776”.  He will direct this season’s hilarious comedy “Bathroom Humor”.  Please come join us for an evening of lunacy.
Freddy Eynsford-Hill 

 

 

Steve Kielbasa Steve is relatively new to the world of theatre, but is enjoying every minute.  He is a Project Engineer for McCarthy Building Company and volunteers his time as a Board Member for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Alfred P. Doolittle 

 

 

Michael Huelsmann Mike is pleased to be back on the boards in the fresh air of the outdoor stage.  He last directed “Steel Magnolias” during last year’s season and was last seen as the judge in “10 Little Indians.”  This is his first CCS singing role since “Meshugga Nuns” over 2 years ago.  He wants to thank his Loverly bride for her hard work and dedication to the show and he hopes his new grandbaby will await his debut till the show is over.
Mrs.Pearce 

 

 

Katie Hanley This is Katie’s first appearance for CCS.  She is usually behind the scenes directing vocals or the pit orchestra!  She originally hails from Cleveland, Ohio, but now calls Shiloh her home.
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill (And others) 

 

 

Becky Hartfield Becky has been doing community theatre for over 30 years; but, this is her first outdoor show.  She hopes she doesn’t swallow any bugs!
Higgin’s Maid(And others) 

 

 

Leah Klostermann Leah has been involved in community theatre for most of her life.  She enjoys acting as well as directing.  You may remember her as Missy in the “Winter Wonderettes” and as Becky in “Black Patent Leather Shoes” from last season.  She most recently directed the youth musical “Guys and Dolls Jr.”.  Leah wishes to thank Glenn for giving her the opportunity to be a part of “My Fair Lady”, and to thank you for supporting community theatre
Zoltan Karpathy, (And others) Matthew Mattingly This is Mathew’s first foray into musical theatre and his first appearance with CCS.  He was seen earlier this year on the Looking Glass Playhouse stage as George in “Our Town”.  He has definitely been bitten by the bug and plans to make the theatre his life.  Thanks to cast and crew for a great experience.
Jamie (And others) 

 

 

Cale Loddeke Cale loves community theatre and plans to be involved in shows until he dies.  He has been in several shows with CCS, most recently portraying Charlie the Pursor in “Anything Goes”.  He would like to thank “The Family Guy” for being his inspiration.
Harry (And others) Patrick Kielbasa Patrick is pleased to be making his CCS debut in “My Fair Lady”.  He was seen most recently in the Looking Glass Playhouse production of “South Pacific”.  He loves singing and he is enjoying being in a show with his son Steve.  Thanks to cast and crew for making this a great experience.

Crew

Directed By Glenn Saltamachia

Production Manager Lori Wahl

 

Musical Director Lynne Huelsmann
Pianists Joni Kloeckner, Ann Cotton
Choreography Glenn Saltamachia, Jennifer Klostermann, Leah Klostermann
Sets Design/Construction Bruce Vick, Glenn Saltamachia,Janet Moreiko-Gagen
Costumes Lynne Huelsmann, Diane Connelly
Production Support Deb Stratmann
Lights and Sound Greg Streetman
Stage Manager Dave Hamsik
Crew Joe Gebke, Amanda Buss

Director’s Note:

“My Fair Lady” has always been one of my favorite musicals.  It has been a rare gift indeed to be able to work on this show that I love with such a talented team of cast, crew, and musicians.  I give my undying thanks and admiration to each of them.  Thanks also to CCS for the opportunity.  It is our pleasure to perform “My Fair Lady” for you—I know you will leave here singing and dancing all night.  Enjoy the Show!

Glenn Saltamachi

Special Thanks

Becker’s Jewelers & Jim’s Formal Wear for all the Tux parts & Pieces

Craft & Occasions

Mater Dei High School

Becker Brick

Poettker Construction

City of Breese

Breese Parks Department

Breese Jaycees

Carl Niemeyer, I.C.E. Service

Duane Grapperhaus

Centralia Cultural Society

Quip Industries

Pat Kreher for the new chair covers

 

 

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture ‘Pygmalion’. Presented through special arrangements with Tams Witmark


Director: Glenn Saltamachia

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