My Fair Lady (Semi-Staged/Concert Version)
MUSIC BY FREDERICK LOEWE
BOOK AND LYRICS BY ALAN JAY LERNER
ADAPTED FROM GEORGE BERNARD SHAW’S PLAY AND GABRIEL PASCAL’S MOTION PICTURE PYGMALION
ORIGINAL PRODUCTION DIRECTED BY MOSS HART
EDUARDO DIAZMUÑOZ, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR AND CONDUCTOR
RICARDO HERRERA, DIRECTOR
REBECCA NETTL-FIOL, CHOREOGRAPHER
Thursday-Saturday, February 28-March 2, 2013, at 7:30pm; Sunday, March 3, 2013, at 3pm |
Tryon Festival Theatre
School of Music Opera Program Series | Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins have been vying with each other—and winning our hearts—since 1956, when My Fair Lady debuted on Broadway. This winner of multiple Tony Awards blooms with witty comedy, characters both exasperating and lovable, and some of the most memorable songs of musical theatre, such as “With a Little Bit of Luck,” “Get Me to the Church on Time,” and the exhilarating “I Could Have Danced All Night.” Based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, My Fair Lady and its tale of Eliza’s transformation from street vendor to high-society lady was brought to melodic life by Lerner and Loewe, the lyrics-and-music team also responsible for Camelot and Brigadoon.
This concert version will feature all the music and dialogue that illuminate not just Eliza’s transformation but Henry Higgins’ and our own.
This performance will last approximately 3 hours and 10 minutes.