|The Morning Call, Thursday, July 20, 2006
Story by arts writer Myra Yellin Outwater provides a preview of "My Fair Lady," currently at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival (PSF). According to Outwater, "My Fair Lady" is an acting and technical challenge for directors. However, Dennis Razze, associate artistic director with PSF, who is quoted in the article, states the musical is something they always wanted to do and the timing was right this year, as the musical is celebrating its 50th anniversary. The production, the largest the festival has ever done, makes use of 21 actors rather than 40. Razze gives the show "a fresh look and feel," as actors are free to re-interpret the amazing characters, but he says it is still the story people expect to see. Scenic designer Mark Evancho and costume designer Lisa L. Zinni, a DeSales alumna, also have been very creative in meeting their respective challenges. Among the actors are Wayne S. Turney, associate professor of performing and fine arts at DeSales, as Colonel Pickering and Michael Corr, DeSales alumnus who played Sancho In "Man of La Mancha," as Eliza Doolittle's father.
Press Release: Staging "My Fair Lady" is an immense costuming and technical challenge | Posted on: 7/20/2006
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