Auditions

My Fair Lady
Saudners & Co.

Season of

My Fair Lady

A limited season featuring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Isaac Theatre Royal

September 15-24, 2022.

ARTISTIC TEAM

Director: Stephen Robertson

Musical Director: Richard Marrett

Choreographer: Glen Harris

 

ABOUT THE SHOW

My Fair Lady is based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

A Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters. The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre's most jubilant songs and witty dialogue.

The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly?', 'On the Street Where You Live', 'I Could Have Danced All Night', and 'Get Me to the Church on Time'.

The musical's 1956 Broadway production was a notable critical and popular success. It set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time.

When My Fair Lady was first performed in Christchurch in 1962, it set the all-time record at the Theatre Royal for attendance, running for an extraordinary 171 performances, to an audience of 200,000 patrons.

The show has recently enjoyed enormous success with sold-out revival seasons on Broadway, in Sydney and Melbourne. Showbiz Christchurch is delighted to bring a stunning new production of this much loved classic back to Christchurch audiences in September 2022.

 

AUDITIONS

Auditions for the Principal roles of Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021 at Showbiz’s studio at 369 St. Asaph Street. Please note that these roles are offered on a volunteer basis.

If you wish to audition for Professor Henry Higgins or Eliza Doolittle, please fill in the online Audition Registration form below. We will reply with an audition time and further audition information.  Please allow a few days for a reply, especially if you apply between Thursday to Sunday.

Note: If you do note receive an audition time within five days of registering, please email us at admin@showbiz.org.nz or call 03 377 7954 between 9.30am and 1.30pm, Monday to Thursday.

Auditions for all other roles including ensemble will be held in late May 2022. These will be announced via our social media channels in 2022. Registrations for these auditions will be later. (Please do not register now).

Rehearsals will begin from late June 2022. The limited season runs from September 15-24, 2022 for 10 performances.

 

Showbiz Christchurch is a not-for-profit society established for community participation and enjoyment of musicals.

My Fair Lady

Audition Dates:

  • Auditions for the Principal roles of Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle will be held on Saturday, December 11, 2021.
  • Auditions for all other roles including ensemble will be held in late May 2022.

 

Rehearsals:

  • Rehearsals begin from 27th June, 2022.

 

Performance Dates:

  • 15-24 September, 2022.