My Fair Lady
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with songs by Lerner and Loewe.
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Henry Higgins, a celebrated professor of phonetics, makes a bet that he can pass off a lower-class flower girl from Covent Garden as a duchess at the Embassy Ball. By dressing her in expensive clothing, improving her manners, and teaching her how to speak correctly, Higgins transforms Eliza Doolittle into a lady. Following the Greek myth of Pygmalion, Higgins becomes enamored with his creation, now the most eligible lady in London. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with songs by Lerner and Loewe, MY FAIR LADY is known as “the perfect musical.” Quintessence's production will explore what remains of the 20th century's rigid class system and the importance of appearances for a 21st century woman.
Recommended for ages 10 and up.