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CST Excels With ‘My Fair Lady’

The big question when watching a new production of “My Fair Lady” is always: Are the actors up for it? All those famous songs. The classic story. The pedigree that includes George Bernard Shaw, Lerner and Loewe, Rex Harrison, Julie Andrews, Audrey Hepburn. Happily for fans of this famous musical and theater in general, the cast of Coeur d’Alene Summer Theatre’s production that launched Thursday night are more than up for the task. The strong leads – Greg Stone as Henry Higgins and Allison Standley as Eliza Doolittle – get ample help from a talented supporting cast of local favorites, including Jerry Sciarrio as Eliza’s drunkard father, Alfred; Lanz Edwin Babbitt as the urbane and kind Colonel Pickering; Cody Bray as Freddy Eynsford-Hill; and Tamara Schupman as Mrs. Higgins. Another question, at least for this production, is: How is CST going to fit in its new home, the more intimate Kroc Center theater? The answer? Pretty darn nicely/Caroline Lamberson, SR. More here. (SR photo by Kathy Plonka: Allison Standley rehearses during the Kroc Center Theater's production of “My Fair Lady” on Monday)

Question: Do you plan to see a Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre production this year?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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