All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Henry Higgins

Brave Girl – Lunchbox Theatre
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All Stages Online: Spring 2013 – Role of a Lifetime – Henry Higgins

Henry Higgins (Clyde Blackburn) “…she is HUNGARIAN!” photo by Don Zwicker

Clyde Blackburn – My Fair Lady – Alan J. Lerner & Frederick Lowe – Grande Prairie Live Theatre, Grande Prairie, AB, 2009

I have wanted the role of Henry Higgins ever since doing a short scene from Pygmalion in my grade eleven English class. Thirty-nine years later, the role nearly slipped through my fingers. Committed to being musical director before the play was chosen, I was out of the running for the part. When the man in the part stepped aside, I was offered my role of a lifetime. How often does that happen in community theatre?