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Newcomers are among cast of 'My Fair Lady '

Performances continue for the Washington Little Theater Company's production of My Fair Lady at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse. In addition to many veteran actors and actresses several new faces will be seen on stage.

"We have been fortunate to find some young singers and dancers to help with several of the scenes that require youth, vigor and pizzazz", says director Stan Coe.

Stephen Bufford and Carlos Lopez, of Washington, as well as Benjamin and Becca Hawke, of Thomson, add style, grace and a high degree of energy to several song and dance numbers.

Director Coe added that it is very gratifying when young talent presents with such willingness and capacity to adapt to various roles. Each one of these young people came to help out with one thing or another and ended up doing several things well.

Another new face to the stage is Jennifer Slaton who has delighted everyone with her acting and help with set design. Timothy Kelley, from Appling, adds a distinctive flair to several of Eliza Doolittle's songs with his talent on violin.

Among the veteran actors is Jonathan Kimbrell who drives from Augusta, and at times all the way from Atlanta where he studies.

He plays Freddie, who tries to croon his way into Eliza's heart with "On the Street Where You Live".

Sabrina Dodgen of Washington waltzes, polkas and taps her way across the stage. She and Becca have trained under Cynthia Altman (Washington Dance Studio). Then there is Zack Gebbing whose performances are always unforgettable and this one promises to be no different.

Another veteran of the summer drama camp, Yarelli Lopez, performs several singing and dancing roles. Abby Foster, also from summer drama camp, adds to the music ensemble with her percussion.

Pat Niemann, from previous performances, brings her daughter Lynn Young and granddaughter Lilly to the cast. Shay Harris, originally "put on the payroll" as music director has found she had her talents stretched to fill numerous singing and dancing roles, which add an indescribable quality to several scenes.

Helping to keep this production in a forward motion and on time is the multi- talented Sharon McKee; as assistant director she also shares her talents in several song and dance numbers.

Sharon's husband, Jim, is a natural character actor who adds a dash of spice and humor to several scenes.

This is a timely, marvelous story that appeals to all ages and has a cast that ranges from age 3 to octogenarian. Theater lovers will not want to miss the Washington Little Theater Company' s delightful performance at the Bolton Lunceford Playhouse, 313C North Alexander Ave., Washington.

Performance times are Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m and a Sunday matinee at 3 p.m. For reservations, call 706-678-9582. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.



Web posted on Thursday, April 08, 2010













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