January 24-26, 2019 at Isely Traditional Magnet School
When Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady opened on Broadway, it collected six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, while the film version took home eight Oscars, including Best Picture. Based on George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady is that rare musical by which all others are measured. The tale of a cockney flower girl transformed into an elegant lady features one of musical theatre’s greatest scores, including: “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?,” “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “On the Street Where You Live,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”
Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish.
From her earliest memories Linda has been dancing, singing, acting, and organizing her way through family living room Christmas programs. She continues to enjoy this wild passion as it has flourished through the years. Her professional training in the arts and a degree in Elementary Education has allowed her to pursue her love of music and theater by teaching vocal music and performing nationally in both secular and Christian venues. After raising four children with her husband Tim, Linda received God’s invitation to open a CYT in Wichita. It has been an adventure that has surpassed her wildest dreams! She considers it a blessing to watch God bring joy, strengthen character, and create a new awareness of His power through the avenues of music and theater.
White Christmas is Doug's fifth show with CYT. Doug taught high school choral music for over 30 years in the Wichita and Hutchinson school districts. During this time, he was the musical director for over 50 productions. He has also taught classes at Friends University for 22 years and was a minister of music for over 30 years. He received his Bachelors in Music Education and Masters in Church and Choral Music from Friends University. During college, he was active in Music Theatre of Wichita. Doug keeps busy with his 13 – year old son, Paul, who is active in CYT and is a 7th grader at Central Christian Academy. Doug and Paul attend Newspring Church.
A 2017 graduate of Friends University, Amy is excited to be involved with CYT! During her time at Friends, she performed in nearly 20 plays, operas, and musical productions and particularly benefited from the instruction of Dr. Charles Parker. Her favorite recent roles include Millie in Good News, Jezebel in The Rain Game, Penny in You Can’t Take It with You, and Rosie Alvarez in Bye Bye Birdie. Along with acting, Amy has directing, teaching, and stage management experience - last fall, she served as the Intern Director for CYT's White Christmas as well as teaching acting. This semester, she will be the Assistant Director for Hello, Dolly! and will again teach Core Drama. One of her favorite Bible verses is Ephesians 5:1 - "Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us..." Soli Deo Gloria!