Meredith College Student Newspaper /
Feb. 22, 1995, edition 1 /
Part of Meredith College Student Newspaper / About this page
page has errors
The date, title, or page description is wrong
This page has harmful content
This page contains sensitive or offensive material
Cast of My Fair Lady gives "loverly" performance
The North Carolina Theatre pre
sented a “loverly” performance of My
Fair Latty at Raleigh Memorial Audito
rium last week.
Dana Lynn Caruso charmed the
audience as the quirky Eliza DooUttle
who enlists the help of Professor Henry
Higgins (Kenneth Gamer) to teach
her how to drop her cockney English
dialect and speak correctly.
Higgins makes a bet with Colonel
Pickering (Richard Kinter) that he can
transform her from a common, ill-man
nered flower gill to a woman who
could pass as a princess at the Embassy
Ball in only six months.
The contest begins and Eliza is taken
through a rigorous training session to
improve her speech and manners. This
process is difficult but hilarious as Eliza
whines her way into high society and
steals the chauvinistic heart of Higgins.
Gamer excels in the performance
of the self-centered Higgins, who is
every woman’s nightmare. Feminists
cringeat “Hymn to Him” where Higgins
passionately questions “Why can’t a
woman be more like a man?” He is so
arrogant and domineering that the au
dience loves to hate him.
Caruso steels hearts with each song
she sings and gets the audience to root
for Eliza as she masters her English and
becomes a refined lady. You can’t
help but giggle at Eliza’s brashness
during the horse race where she hollers
to the horse Dover to move its
“bloomin’ ass, ” sending the other spec
tators into shock. Higgins and Pickering
are constantly on the edge of their
•Cary YMCA-Youth counselor needed for Day Camp (after
school, year-round school and pre-school programs). Full/Part
time positions available. Must be positive role model. Call Cary
FamityYMCA at 469-9622 for application.
•SPRING BREAK '95-Nassua/Paradise Island, Jamaica, and
Cancun from $299. Air, Hotel,Transfers, Parties and More! Orga
nize small group - earn FREE trip plus commissions! Call 1-800-
•Dave Sciabarasi's Photography-5341 Rock Service Station
Rd., Raleigh Nc 27603. Beautiful snd affordable wedding photog
raphy. Ten years experience. References: Anne Pickard, Dean of
Students secretary, andAlyson Colwell-Waber, dance department.
Call Dave 772-7997.
•Extra Income For '94-Eam $500-$ 1000 weekly stuffing enve
lopes .For details - rush $ 1 with SASE to: GROUP IWE-57 Greentree
Drive, Suite 307 Dover, DE 19901.
•Bahamas Spring Break Party Cruise-6 days, 12 meals, all taxes
- $279. It's better in the Bahamas! Cancaun andjamaica-^ nights,
air travel from RDU to hotel-$389. Florida-Panama City, Daytona,
Key West-$ 129.1-800478-6386.
•Spring Break 95-America's#l SpringBreakCompany! Cancun,
Bahamas, Daytona & Panama! 110% Lowest Price (riiarantee!
Organize 15 friends and TRAVEL FREE! Earn highest commis
seats wondering what Eliza will do
One familiar face from Meredith
College appears in the play. Catherine
Rodgers, the assistant professor of
Speech and Theatre, portrays Mrs.
Eynsford Hill and is part of the En
The music is a definitely a high
point of this show. All of the perform
ers have incredible voices and sing
with energy and enthusiasm. Many of
the upbeat songs are well known like
“With a Little Bit of Luck,” “I Could
Have Danced All Night”and “GetMeto
the Church. ” The North Carolina Sym
phony provides the music flawlessly.
The setting is excellent. The back
drops of buildings and pubs in colors
of dark blues and purples sets the stage
for the dark streets of London that are
inhabited by a poor and fiin loving lot.
Higgins' house is elegant and warm,
and we see most of Eliza’s progress in
the study where there is a winding
wood staircase, three phonographs,
bookcases and a chaise lounge.
The costumes are detailed and ex
pressive of the time period. Women
wear long dresses and hats, while the
men wear suits and ascots. The most
eye-catching costume is the dress Eliza
wears to the Embassy ball. She seems
to float around the room in the white
sequined dress that has short sleeves, a
high waist and long skirt. The cos
tumes are modeled after the ones fea
tured in movie version of My Fair
Lady that stars Audrey Hepburn and
The three hour performance shown
Feb. 14-19 definitely provided “the five
most romantic evenings in town.”
Jt's time for Ruth Week
for Phis and fistroslU
CaUndtu tf tvtHh- Ithunn it- Ittaith S.
ffioHda^ Ukntar^ 27> hretido Lounge-?,00 Come find out
ahout This and fistros and about fhe week's aefioiiiesl
fifiendanee it mandaforg at this meeting to joint Causal dress.
Tuetdag, Jehuarg 28- Johnson Halt-?,00 Come out for a night
of fun with the Vhitl
Wednesdag, Jebruarg 29- Johnson tfalt -8,00 experience
Jhursdag. tltareh 2- Decision Vagi
Iridag, march 3- Applications due. Jake Vhi applications to
Christg Odom in 108 Voteat and Attros applications to Leah
Bumgarnar in 202 Voteat.
mondag. march 6- Vhi and Astro Inductions
Vs about Vhis- Call Christg Odom- XT635 or
Kristina Spainhour- 781-1782
Vs about Astros- Cali Leah Bumbarnar- 7(7689
Meredith College Student Newspaper
groups preceding, succeeding, and alternate titles together.
Feb. 22, 1995, edition 1
Click "Submit" to
request a review of this
page. NCDHC staff will check .
0 / 75
North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Open ONI. View system reports.
DigitalNC is a project of the North Carolina Digital Heritage
Center, the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural
Hill Libraries and our sponsors.
Background image: Grandfather Mountain,