Friday, September 14, 2007

"The rain in Spain ..."

I did those interviews that David mentioned. I wanted to add that it's been quite an experience having the "My Fair Lady" creative team here for the last few weeks.

They've worked incredibly hard, with 10- and 12-hour days.

In the interviews, they're appropriately proud of the result.

A review in today's St. Petersburg Times calls it "A charming Lady. "

And the Times' review also says, "My Fair Lady at the TBPAC features a sparkling star, a wonderfully complex set and splendid choreography."

Check out the four interviews on our podcast. The final two should be posted a little later on today.

You'll learn which of producer Cameron Mackintosh's dozens of hit musicals are his favorites.

And what classic songs for "The Phantom of the Opera," "Les Miserables" and "Cats" were written literally at the last minute.

And the differences Lisa O'Hare found in playing Eliza Doolittle in "My Fair Lady" vs. Mary Poppins.

And the challenges this mostly American cast had in playing British swells and toughs.

"My Fair Lady" has three more performances at TBPAC, one tonight and two on Saturday. Then it heads off to Pittsburgh for the beginning of the national tour.

That means you have three more chances to see this new hit musical before anyone else in the country. -- MichaelK/TBPAC

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