The award-winning story of a Cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady is on-stage at Jonesboro High Schools' Performing Arts Center.
"I teach Miss Eliza Doolittle how to speak properly," Quinton Sanders, who plays the role of Professor Henry Higgins, said. " And I give her strict orders as to her behavior. We sing and we sing music about how we teach her."
"Well, I don't really like it when we tells me what to do," Isabella Owen, who is Miss Eliza Doolittle, explained. "I just kind of like to do my own thing. But, I have to listen to him because he's teaching me how to be a lady in a flower shop."
"I have just returned from India at the start of the show," Eric Richardson, who plays the part of Colonel Pickering, said. "I run into Professor Higgins on the side of the street with Eliza and I decide to make a bet that he can't turn Eliza into a flower girl—I mean a lady."
Mrs. Higgins, Colonel Higgins' mother is played by Mary Alice Gabe.
The Academies at Jonesboro High School Performing Arts Department presents Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady through Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m. nightly. Tickets are $15 for the floor and $10 for the mezzanine.
Tickets can be purchased at www.jonesboroschools.net or at the box office. The box office will open at 6 p.m. prior to each show.
The cast list includes: Henry Higgins - Quinton Sanders, Eliza Doolittle - Isabella Owen, Colonel Pickering - Eric Richardson, Freddy Eynsford-Hill - Tyler Hurst, Mrs. Pearce - Maria Mohajir, Alfred P Doolittle - Kyle Clayton, Jamie - Rikkia Greer, Harry - Dalton Price, Mrs. Higgins - Mary Alice Gabe, Mrs. Eynsford-Hill - Lily Rich, Professor Zoltan Karpathy - Treyson Stafford, Queen of Transylvania - Anna Grace Vinson, Lady Boxington - Emilee Demuth, Mrs. Hopkins - Alexis Simkins, Flower Girl Trio - Lexi Brooks, Caroline Pickens, Sophie Watkins, Cockney Singing Men - Darryl Howerton, Matt Sheets, David Hurley, Harold Copenhaver, John Sawyer, & Dr. Ed Owen, Bartender Georgie- Caroline Pickens, Head Butler - Micah Hogan, Hoxton Man - Robert Lockner, Selsey Man - Will Baker, ENSEMBLE: Lela Armstrong, Kelly Haywood, Amanda Johnson, Angela Lovelace, Myia McCullough, Katilyn Mercado, Laney Murff, Tamera Newman, Mary-Kaitlin Price, Leah Wilcox, Nathan Yauger, Steve the Quaker Parrot.