Auditions - My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady
Saudners & Co.

Season of

My Fair Lady

A limited season featuring the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Isaac Theatre Royal

OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2023

We are now currently accepting video audition submissions for the roles of Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle (only) for our September 2023 Saunders and Co season of My Fair Lady.

We are searching for performers with star power for these coveted roles working under the guidance of a hugely experienced creative team of Director, Stephen Robertson, Musical Director Richard Marrett and Choreographer Glen Harris.

We are also thrilled to have the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra on board for what promises to be a lavish full-scale production at the Isaac Theatre Royal.

 

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 and in Sydney and Melbourne. Showbiz Christchurch is delighted to bring a stunning new production of this much-loved classic back to Christchurch audiences in 2023.

 

KEY DATES

Production Dates: 21st-30th September, 2023.

Auditions : Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins:

  • Video Submissions close by the end of Thursday, 8th December 2022
  • Recalls : Sunday, 11th December 2022

Other roles and Company

  • June 2023 (TBC)

Rehearsal Period

  • July-September 2023 (TBC)

 

THE SUBMISSION PROCESS

Please complete the online application form and include a current performance biography and a recent head shot.

 

For the Henry Higgins video submission:

“AN ORDINARY MAN” or “I’VE GROWN ACCUSTOMED TO HER FACE” plus one monologue.

Download the Henry Higgins audition excerpt sheet here.

 

For the Eliza Doolittle video submission:

“WOULDN’T IT BE LOVERLY” or “ I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT” plus two monologues.

Download the Eliza Doolittle audition excerpt sheet here.

 

Please note: Audition video submissions should be uploaded to Vimeo, YouTube or similar and the link provided in the audition application form.

You will receive a confirmation email from us when you submit your application. If you do not receive an email acknowledging your application within 24 hours, please check any junk/spam email folders you may have. If a confirmation hasn’t arrived, please email us at admin@showbiz.org.nz or call 03 377 7954.