Charles Shaughnessy Will Head Cast of North Shore My Fair Lady

News   Charles Shaughnessy Will Head Cast of North Shore My Fair Lady The 2011 season at the North Shore Music Theatre, the popular in-the-round Massachusetts venue, will kick off with the classic Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady, running June 7-19.

Charles Shaughnessy
Charles Shaughnessy

Directed by Charles Repole with choreography by Michael Lichtefeld, the cast will be headed by Charles Shaughnessy ("The Nanny," "Days of Our Lives"; Orson's Shadow at Pasadena Playhouse; Broadway's Urinetown: The Musical) as Henry Higgins. Additional casting will be announced at a later date.

My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion and features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. The original Broadway production opened on March 15, 1956, ran for over six years and won nine Tony Awards, including one for Best Musical. The score contains such Broadway classics as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time."

The remainder of the season will feature Disney's Tarzan (July 12-24), Footloose (Aug. 16-28, featuring George Dvorsky as Reverend Shaw Moore), The King and I (Sept. 27-Oct. 9) and Legally Blonde (Nov. 1-13).

To subscribe to the season or for more information, contact the NSMT Box Office at (978) 232-7200, log on to www.nsmt.org, or visit in person at 62 Dunham Road, Beverly.

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