Thursday, January 12, 2017

Stratford Playhouse opens with Me and My Girl musical

The award-winning Stratford Playhouse will open the new year with Me and My Girl, a 1930’s era British musical. The production is the playhouse entry for the annual Tommy Tune Awards. Stratford High won last year for Best Musical.

Me and My Girl combines memorable music with comic writing to create a night of pure fun and non-stop tomfoolery. The musical’s storyline focuses on a totally unrefined gentleman named Bill Snibson, who discovers that he’s the 14th Earl of Hareford. Bill and his girlfriend Sally, a fishmonger, attempt to win approval and Bill’s inheritance from his aristocratic family. Riotous chaos ensues.

Directed by CeCe Prudhomme, the Tony award-winning musical features a host of quirky characters, witty one-liners, riveting dance numbers, innovative set design and toe-tapping songs that make for an unforgettable evening for the entire family.

"It has been 30 years since Me and My Girl became a hit on Broadway. With America's fascination for the British aristocracy and the popularity of British period dramas like Downton Abbey and The Crown, we felt the timing was right to revive this wonderful British comedy classic," Stratford’s Prudhomme said.

“Our cast has loved learning the unique style and timing of British comedy.  Although difficult, they’ve done an outstanding job learning the accents of both the British nobility and the working-class Cockney," said Student Director Rachel Stone. 

Tickets for Me and My Girl are $16 in advance.  Performances are scheduled at 7:30 p.m., Jan. 26 through Jan. 28, and Feb. 4 through Feb. 6. Matinees will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Jan. 28 and Feb. 6. Tickets are available online or can be purchased at Stratford High’s Box Office. For more information or to buy tickets visit or call 713-251-3449.

Me and My Girl is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.  Book and Lyrics by L. Arthur Rose and Douglas Furber.  Book revised by Stephen Fry, with contributions by Mike Ockrent and music by Noel Gay.

Read the full Stratford Playhouse Press Release >>


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