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Vocal Talents Highlight 'My Fair Lady'

The Upper School performing arts department of Flint Hill School will present "My Fair Lady", April 25-26 and May 2-3 at the Olson Theater on the East Campus of the school. The production features the distinguished voices of senior students C.C. Guinot and Carl Rosenthal. Active singers and actors throughout their careers at Flint Hill, the pair are excited by the opportunity of playing the leads in the first musical production at the school in six years.

Guinot, who plays the role of Eliza Doolittle, was accepted at the Virginia Governor's School for Visual and Performing Arts last summer. This year, she was selected to the Virginia All-State Honors Choir. She is in the Honors Scholarship Program at the Levin School of Music, where she was able to sing in a master class with international opera star, Jennifer Larmoore. She began her voice studies four years ago with Cheri Reiser, and continues to study with Kerry McCarthy at the Levine School of Music. At Flint Hill, she participates in the Symphonic Choir and was an actor in the school's fall theater production, "Reckless." Guinot has been accepted to the University of Michigan as a vocal performance major.

Rosenthal, who plays the role of Professor Higgins, was also selected to the prestigious Virginia All-State Honors Choir. He has had classical voice training for the past two years and has given several recitals. His past two summers have been spent at voice institutes, including the Washington Opera and the Northwestern School of Music.

Active in theater, Rosenthal has been an actor in several school productions, including: "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court," "The Pink Panther Strikes Again," and the lead in "It Was a Dark and Stormy Night."

Featured roles in this musical production include, Colonel Pickering, played by Sean Clark, and Alfred P. Doolittle, played by Adam Clark. The cast includes: Kara Emery, Jenny Root, Kyle Kubin, Kelly DuBois, Shaun Hall, Andrew Croft, Amanda Bryson, Nonnie Mullin, Will Lacy, Scott Willoughby, Navin Bhatia, Lauren DeRidder, Katie Rosenthal, J.P Park, Jenna Hess, Lindsay Bowling, Katie Croft, Kate Smith-Morse, Caroline Briggs, Mardieh Dennis, and Alicia Waller. The stage managers are Dana Vetter and Emma Ellsworth. The production is directed Carlo Grossman, and the musical direction is by Kay Maddox.

The Olson Theater is located in the school's Activity Center at 10401 Academic Drive in Oakton. The show times are 7:30 p.m. each night and the admission is by donation and a first-come first-served basis. For information, call 703-584-2411.