My Fair Lady (2001)


By Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe
Based on the play “Pygmalion” by George Bernard Shaw
Presented February 22, 23, 24, 25, March 1, 2, 3, 4, 2000
The Palace Theatre, Vinton
Director: Larry Adams-Bowers
Assistant Director / Stage Manager: Rhonda Westergard
Music Directors: Greg and Kari Douma
Choreographer: Joan Cooling
Technical Director: Alexander Vasquez

“The difference between a flower girl and a duchess is not how she acts, but how she’s treated.”

This famous line from “My Fair Lady” sums up the story of one of the greatest and best loved musicals ever written.: Adapted in 1959 by Lerner and Lowe from George Bernard Shaw’s classic “Pygmalion,” it became an even greater classic on the musical stages of London and New York!: Add to Shaw’s great play the wonderful, unforgettable music and lyrics of Lerner and Lowe, and you have a classic in the very truest sense!: Shaw, a great social critic, presented his theory that class distinctions are formed because of the way people speak, and that if everyone spoke a standardized English, our society could become more egalitarian.: This is the story of a cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, who meets the irrepressible linguistics Professor Henry Higgins and accepts his challenge to pass her off as a duchess in six months, all by training her to speak properly.: The show premiered in London and later on Broadway with Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, and Stanley Holloway, and later became a feature film starring Audrey Hepburn.


Mrs. Eynsford-Hill: Beverly Adams-Bowers
Eliza Doolittle: Kari Douma
Freddy Eynsford-Hill: Greg Douma
Colonel Pickering: Rick Murphy*
Henry Higgins: Steve Arnold
Harry: Dave Gates*
Jamie: Greg Walston
Alfred P. Doolittle: Brian Larkin
Mrs. Pearce: Lori Kerwin
Mrs. Higgins: Sherry Stout*
Georgette: Linda Radcliffe
Zoltan Karpathy: Alexander Vasquez

Staff / Crew

Director: Larry Adams-Bowers
Assistant Director: Rhonda Westergard
Music Directors: Greg and Kari Douma
Technical Director: Alexander Vasquez
Choreographer: Joan Cooling
Dance Master: Aaron Murphy
Costume Mistress: Ida Higgins
Property Mistress: Shirale Hanson
Hair and Makeup Design: Elise Dickerson
Lighting Design: Austin Karr, Kevin Bookmeier
Lighting Operator: Michelle Sturtz*
Sound Operator: Chelsea Meyer
Stage Crew: Alexander Vasquez, Matt Meyer, Kate Westergard, Pat Lyons, Greg Walston
Set Design: Alexander Vasquez
Publicity: Lu Karr, Julie Zimmer
Box Office: Linda Radcliffe
House Manager: Marilyn Johnson

* ACT I Debut



Aaron Murphy
Kayla Comer
Stephanie Stout*
Hallie Marble*
Kaitlin Karrick
Camille Studer*
Sue Gates
Elise Dickerson
Bonnie Carpenter*
Alan Nebola*
Kendra McChristian
Alexander Vasquez
Pat Lyons
Janet Woodhouse
Josie Rundlett
Kathy Tranel
Rhonda Westergard
Larry Adams-Bowers

The Musicians

Judy Mitschelen, piano
Murray Moening*, trumpet
Judy Trygstad, flute
Vanessa Bahr, clarinet
Jaimie Tucker, trombone