For Louisa Britt, you can definitely tell that the theater is where she belongs. Britt, who is a rising junior at Cave Spring High School, is starring in Attic Productions’ “My Fair Lady.”
“I grew up loving musicals. There’s something so exciting about live theater. I gained a lot of confidence through studying voice, and about a year after I had my first voice lesson, I was auditioning for school plays,” Britt said.
Britt is playing the role of Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who is transformed into the pride of London society by her pompous but endearing teacher.
This is Britt’s first time being in an Attic Productions’ play, but she definitely sees it as just the beginning.“I do hope it’s not my last time in an Attic production. Attic has such a positive environment and the cast of ‘My Fair Lady’ really is an exceptional group. Everyone I’ve worked with throughout the show has been so friendly and welcoming, and it means the world to me,” Britt stated.
For Louisa, the doors are completely open for whatever happens after high school.
“I definitely plan on pursuing theater in college, however I’m not entirely sure if I’ll choose the classical route or stick with musical theater. Right now, I’m open to whatever is in store for me,” Britt went onto say.
The common cliched question is, “Where do you see yourself in ten years?” Typically, most people have a difficult time answering that question, but not Louisa Britt.
“A lot can happen in 10 years… I’m certain that I’ll be performing on some level — whether it’s community theatre or regional theatre or even Broadway! No matter where I’m performing or how much I’m getting paid, I hope that I will be telling incredible stories on stage, touching the hearts of people with music, and absolutely loving it.”
– Zack Irby
“My Fair Lady”
Attic Productions’ “My Fair Lady” opens on Thursday, July 29 and runs on the following days:July 30, 31; August 6, 7, 13, 14
Ticket prices: $10 for Students/Seniors; $12 for Adults Saturday matinees always at 2:30 p.m. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m.
Attic Productions is located just south of Fincastle on U.S. 220.
For more on the show, see this post on our Botetourt County community news site.