My Fair Lady Returns to Shaw Festival

Where: Shaw Festival Theatre, 10 Queen’s Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake
When: May 4 – December 22, 2024
Cost: Tickets range in price and can be purchased at Recommended for audience members 9+/Grade 3+. Running time is approximately 3 hours, including one intermission.

Details: This timeless classic has been dazzling audiences since its debut on Broadway in 1956. With unforgettable songs such as “On the Street Where You Live,” “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?”  My Fair Lady  is one of the most beloved musicals of all time – and now it’s returning to the Shaw Festival Stage.

Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle (Kristi Frank) dreams of a better life. Through a chance encounter, she finds herself the subject of a wager between Henry Higgins (Tom Rooney), a renowned but misanthropic professor of phonetics, and his colleague Colonel Pickering (David Alan Anderson), an enthusiastic fellow linguist. Higgins vows to transform Eliza from a coarse,  working-class nobody into an elite, upper-class socialite in six months. A new life and job prospects within her grasp, Eliza allows herself to be subjected to a series of intensive lessons in posh elocution and mannerisms under Higgins’s eccentric and demanding tutelage.

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s Motion Picture  Pygmalion
Original Production Directed by Moss Hart
Co-directed by Kimberley Rampersad and Tim Carroll
Music direction by Paul Sportelli
Choreographed by Kimberley Rampersad
Set designed by Lorenzo Savoini
Costumes designed by Joyce Padua
Lighting designed by Mikael Kangas
Sound designed by John Lott

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