Edwardian London comes to Albany

By Ashleigh Fielding | posted on March 11, 2018

WE ALL know the rain in Spain stays mainly on the plain.

But did you know that My Fair Lady is coming to Albany?

Weeks of preparation and rehearsals now leave students from Great Southern Grammar just eight days away from the first night of their interpretation of the 1964 musical film, and musical director Emma Luxton said students are excited to get the show on the road.

“They are really looking forward to the next stage of rehearsals being on the big stage,” she said.

“They really enjoy the excitement of the lights, headset microphones, more sets, detail on the stage and knowing the shows are only in a few days.

“They are always very excited in the final week and it is lovely to work with them.”

Ms Luxton said My Fair Lady was selected for the biennial middle and senior school production as she believed the group of students involved would really bring the characters to life.

“It is a show that talks about class divide and has a strong female lead, and we love the story and music,” she said.

Ms Luxton also said students had developed cross-year group friendships by producing the play, and are all now proficient waltzers.

Tickets are still on sale for the March 16 and 17 shows at the Albany Entertainment Centre, and can be purchased online at Ticketek or via the AEC Box Office.