When faced with a dinner theater version of My Fair Lady, the least a theater critic can be is...well, fair. Such is the case in this week's "Stage" column in which Robrt L. Pela recounts his experience with Arizona Broadway Theatre's version of Lady.
Robrt L. Pela on Arizona Broadway Theatre's My Fair Lady:
You do remember my saying the word "Peoria" to you when I told you where the theater was located, don't you? And my explanation about how a good theater critic can't just go to Equity houses every weekend -- one must swing out and head toward the suburbs, hoping for the best. We lucked out, I promise you: Remind me to tell you about the time I sat through The House of Bernarda Alba in a Maryvale strip mall.
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And we did get to watch Jacqueline Gaston as Mrs. Higgins; that part was nice. Her performance proves that even a tiny role like this one can stand out if the actor is worth her salt. No one in our town plays moneyed outrage like Miss Gaston...full story