My Fair Lady
Composer: Frederick Loewe
Librettist: Alan Jay Lerner
Other Artistic Personnel: Moss Hart, Director
Hanya Holm, Choreographer
Original Cast: Rex Harrison
Julie Andrews
Stanly Holloway
Cathleen Nesbitt
Robert Coote
John Michael King
Christopher Hewett
Reid Shelton
Premiere Date: March 15, 1956
Description: My Fair Lady was adapted by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe from the George Bernard Shaw comedy Pygmalion. Outside Covent Garden on a rainy evening in 1912, dishevelled cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle meets linguistic expert Henry Higgins. After delivering a musical tirade against "verbal class distinction," Higgins tells his companion Colonel Pickering that, within six months, he could transform Eliza into a proper lady, simply by teaching her proper English.

The next morning, face and hands freshly scrubbed, Eliza presents herself on Higgins' doorstep, offering to pay him to teach her to be a lady. "It's almost irresistable," clucks Higgins. "She's so deliciously low. So horribly dirty." He turns his mission into a sporting proposition, making a bet with Pickering that he can accomplish his six-month miracle to turn Eliza into a lady.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 2
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Schedule of Performances Listings
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Saturday, August 2, 2014 - Opera North (U.S.)
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Monday, July 20, 2009 - Lamplighters Music Theatre
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Saturday, July 5, 2008 - Ash Lawn Opera Festival
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Friday, May 16, 2008 - Opera Australia
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Saturday, March 25, 2006 - Shreveport Opera
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Saturday, May 12, 2001 - Commonwealth Opera
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Saturday, September 16, 2000 - Amarillo Opera
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Wednesday, November 27, 1996 - Skylight Music Theatre
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Saturday, July 13, 1996 - Ash Lawn Opera Festival
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Saturday, April 20, 1996 - Mississippi Opera
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Tuesday, November 16, 1993 - Opera Australia
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Thursday, July 8, 1993 - Edmonton Opera
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Saturday, November 28, 1992 - Opera Memphis
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Saturday, June 20, 1992 - Portland Opera
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Friday, October 18, 1991 - Kentucky Opera
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Friday, September 13, 1991 - Opera Omaha
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Friday, September 6, 1991 - Augusta Opera
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Wednesday, July 31, 1991 - Opera Saratoga
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Wednesday, July 10, 1991 - Houston Grand Opera
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