18 June 2008

i could have danced all night...

Tonight I was able to see the Broadway Revival of My Fair Lady! It was one of the musicals my mother and i would watch when I was younger. The others were The Music Man and the Sound of Music. I paid my $10 (yay for student pricing!) and took my seat. As i looked through my playbill I noticed a familiar name from my survey of musical theater class. Mrs. Higgins (Henry Higgins mother) was to be played by Marni Nixon!!!


In case you don't know who that is...it is this woman!

Sister Sophia from The Sound of Music. The one singing about how perhaps Maria isn't a problem after all but a "A will-o'-the wisp!" She also was the voice of Maria in West Side Story and sung for Aubrey Hepburn's part in the original My Fair Lady film! She has other credits, such as, Grandmother Fa in Disney's Mulan and the voice of Deborah Kerr in The King and I. At the age of 78, she was still a joy to watch on stage.
I'm really glad I went to the theater tonight!

2 comments:

Amy Trianne said...

I'm glad you had a good time :) Sorry I missed it.

mutating missionary said...

this post so pleased me...
as a person who began investigating, praying, and allowing to turn me inside out at 45, I know that age to some can be a hindrance. As for me, it has spurred me on. I pray that I will be up and doing the work of the LORD at 78. It is a blessing to be doing what God has called you to. Sometimes I think it gives us just that tiny bit of edge that causes us to live life with gusto! So, here is your 51 year old adventurer saying - thanks for the reminder - God can use me for years to come :-) And if I have years !!!! just think about you!