If you think McKinney Summer Musicals (MSM) is only busy during the summer months bringing you their annual Broadway show stoppers, think again. Planning has been moving at a fast and furious pace for this summer’s production of My Fair Lady since the curtain fell on Hello, Dolly in July. Winter appears to just as busy with the planning of the annual benefit.
On Friday, February 10, MSM will host a fund-raiser benefitting My Fair Lady. According to the invitation, guests can expect and evening of dazzlingly musical entertainment. Most notably, David Gaschen, Broadway star of Phantom of the Opera, will perform. The evening will conclude with an auction where guests will have the opportunity to bid on a personal serenade from Gaschen singing the famed, “Music of the Night.”
“We anticipate intense bidding for this particular auction item,” said MSM Director, Kevyn Robertson. “Benefit attendees from all across the Metroplex—and beyond—will be thrilled at the chance to support our 2012 production while becoming the envy of their friends, co-workers, and neighbors!”
“Since ticket sales alone do not cover our expenses, our benefit “production” plays a huge role to ensure a successful summer production and the continuation of McKinney Summer Musicals,” said Robertson.
In addition to Gaschen, the unique fundraiser will include a sumptuous feast of traditional British delicacies such as roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and fish and chips, along with drawings for My Fair Lady-themed gift baskets.
The benefit, beginning at 7:00 p.m., will take place at the home of Eugene and Pam Knies in McKinney. Tickets are $75 per person. Go to www.mckinneysummermusicals.com or email MSM for more information.
MSM is continuing to redefine community theater. MSM focuses its resources on producing one spectacular show each year, distinguishing itself with a live orchestra and dozens of talented singers and dancers performing in a 1,000-seat auditorium. Save the date for this year’s performance of My Fair Lady July 7-15 at McKinney Boyd High School.
My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, has been called the standard by which all other musicals are measured. This production is funded in part by the City of McKinney through a grant from the City of McKinney Arts Commission.