Theatre Productions

Title

My Fair Lady

Performance Dates

February 5-7 and 12-14, 2009

Artistic Staff

Director: Rebecca Baker

Designer: Donald N.C. Jones

Musical Director: Taylor Ferranti

Choreographer: Scott A. Jones

Lighting Designer: John R. Black

Production Manager: Timothy Phipps

Stage Manager: Alexander T. Vaughan

Assistant Stage Manager: Christa Funke

Synopsis

There were 10 good reasons why My Fair Lady should have never made it on Broadway, according to CBC Radio Music Host Robert Harris. One reason was that the leading lady (Julie Andrews) was virtually unknown at the time, and another was that Henry Higgins (Rex Harrison) couldn't sing! Instead, Lerner and Loewe's masterpiece became their biggest and longest-running hit. Based on the play, Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, the script weaves together entertainment and transformation. Eliza's metamorphosis from guttersnipe to dazzling, high-class beauty is stunning, but the real transformation is the one inside. Through Henry Higgins' prodding and provoking, Eliza becomes a strong, self-reliant woman. And as Higgins recognizes Eliza's value as a person - regardless of social distinctions - he begins to change, too. Whether or not he falls in love is left to our imagination, but one thing is sure - we, along with Higgins, celebrate in Eliza the true worth of the human spirit.

Genre

Musical

City

Cedarville, OH

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Theatre and Performance Studies

Keywords

My Fair Lady, Cedarville University, musical, theatre

Comments

By: Lerner and Loewe

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