Frank Galati's Florida My Fair Lady to Feature Ann Morrison, Jeff Parker, Andrea Prestinario, Joel Hatch

News   Frank Galati's Florida My Fair Lady to Feature Ann Morrison, Jeff Parker, Andrea Prestinario, Joel Hatch
Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, who staged Broadway's The Grapes of Wrath and Ragtime, will bring his touch to Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's My Fair Lady at Florida's Asolo Rep this fall. Casting was announced Sept. 26.

Ann Morrison
Ann Morrison

Andrea Prestinario, fresh from her turn as Eliza Dolittle in an unrelated staging of the classic Pygmalion-inspired musical at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL, reprises her turn as a London flower girl transformed into a lady by a dialect and grammar expert named Henry Higgins, played by Jeff Parker (a Jeff Award nominee who has worked at resident theatres around the country). The cast includes Chicago, New York and resident Florida talent.

Opening in Sarasota, FL, is Nov. 18. Performances continue to Dec. 23.

Doug Peck will serve as music director. The cast also includes Andrew Boyer (as Alfred Dolittle), Colleen Cherry (2nd Maid/Ensemble), Sean Effinger-Dean (Freddy Eynsford-Hill), Broadway Billy Elliot veteran Joel Hatch (Col. Pickering), Heather Kopp (3rd Maid/Ensemble), Carol Kuykendall (4th Maid/Ensemble), Rob Lindley (1st Cockney/Ensemble), Robert David May (4th Cockney/Ensemble), Christine Mild (1st Maid/Ensemble), original Merrily We Roll Along star Ann Morrison (Mrs. Eynsford-Hill), Thomas Mothershed (Harry/Ensemble), Chicago veteran Peggy Roeder (Mrs. Higgins), Cliff Roles (Ensemble), Daniel Schwab (2nd Cockney/Ensemble), Penny Slusher (Mrs. Pearce), Barry Tarallo (Jamie/Ensemble) and Bryan Torfeh (Zoltan Karpathy/3rd Cockney).

My Fair Lady will play the Harold E. and Esther M. Mertz Theatre. Previews begin Nov. 15.

The creative team also includes Joshua Rhodes (choreographer), Russell Metheny (set design), Mara Blumenfeld (costume design), James D. Sale (lighting design), Kevin Kennedy (sound design), Michelle Hart (wig & hair design), Patricia Delorey (voice & dialect), Kelly Borgia (stage manager), Michael Morales (assistant stage manager) and Lauryn E. Sasso (resident dramaturg). For tickets and information, visit (941) 351-8000 or visit

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