I’m having a blast as part of the cast of “My Fair Lady” in Arena Stage’s production now running through January 6.
Our principals [Benedict Campbell, Manna Nichols, Thomas Adrian Simpson] are doing a yoeman’s job each of supplying the right balance of character, energy, and talent to create a wonderful show every time. In addition, the supporting cast (which includes me in 4 small roles) is bringing their A game. It’s a super show, and the proof is in the amazing audiences we have performance after performance.
One of the many enjoyable moments I have onstage is as Themistocles Stephanos (a Greek ambassador – ?) Here is a photo of Mr. Stephanos and most of the cast in the famous ball scene getting our waltz on which was choreagraphed by Daniel Pelzig with music direction by Paul Sportelli. Photo is copyright Molly Smith – Artistic Director at Arena Stage who is also the Director of our production. The lovely lady I’m dancing with is actress Kim Willes. And, by the way, if you come to see us (which you should if you can possibly make it), you will find that Themistocles looks just a bit different. I’m not going to tell you what’s different, though. You’ll have to join us to see what has changed. 😉