A great role is a great role no matter where you find it, and clearly veteran TV and stage actor Lane Davies sees one in Henry Higgins, the cocksure, self-righteous linguistics professor of this Lerner and Loewe musical classic. Around this time last year, Davies was preparing his performance in the dour title role of Tennessee Repertory Theatres production of Sweeney Todd. Here, under the guidance of director Greg Wilson, Davies debonair talents should prove to be at least equally suited to the more genteel London of this piece. Instead of slitting throats, hes teaching proper diction to Eliza Doolittleportrayed by Christina Spittersplus delivering lyrical gems like Why Cant the English? and Ive Grown Accustomed to Her Face for the usually enthusiastic audiences at Lamplighters.
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