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My Fair Lady in Orange City

(Orange City) -- George Bernard's Shaw's "Pygmalion" is the basis for this years Tulip Festival Night Show..."My Fair Lady" is playing this week and weekend with performances tonight through Saturday at 8pm.
"My Fair Lady" hit Broadway in the 50's and then was made into an Academy Award winning film in 1964 starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

John Hubers, who plays the male lead of Henry Higgins in Orange City's rendition, says that the show is full of great writing with a lot of comedy and satire.

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His role as Higgins requires him to be quite pompous and misogynistic.

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John's personality is far from his characters but he plays it well.  He has quite a bit of experience under his belt; previously playing the leading man in Tulip Festival productions like "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" and Curly in "Oklahoma." By day he's a pastor and professor of missions at Northwestern College.  He says that theater and music has been a way to let his hair down throughout life. 

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Music credits include a cover band while living overseas in Oman, community choirs and rock bands. In this weeks production of "My Fair Lady" Susan Le Mahieu will be playing the part of the lowly flower girl, Eliza Dolittle.  Other cast members include John Brogan, playing Colonel Pickering, Dale Landegent as Alfred Dolittle and Nancy Ladegent as Mrs. Pierce.

Under the direction of Dr. Keith Allen, over 40 cast members take the stage as street people, maids, and members of Britain's upper class.  General bleacher seating is available for all shows, and back row floor seating in chairs is also available for all shows at this time.  Again, performances are nightly at 8pm now through Saturday.
 

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