My Fair Lady at Lamplighters 

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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 Theatre’s 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, he’s teaching proper diction to Eliza Doolittle—portrayed by Christina Spitters—plus delivering lyrical gems like “Why Can’t the English?” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” for the usually enthusiastic audiences at Lamplighter’s.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: Sept. 18. Continues through Sept. 27, 2009

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