Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - LIFESTYLE -

THE mu­si­cal clas­sic, My Fair Lady, is now play­ing at the Syd­ney Opera House, with a cast un­der the di­rec­tion of Dame Julie An­drews. In the show’s 60th an­niver­sary year, Opera Aus­tralia’s artis­tic di­rec­tor Lyn­don Ter­racini AM and lead­ing the­atre pro­ducer John Frost join forces to hon­our the past and bring the beloved story of El­iza Doolit­tle and Henry Hig­gins to a new gen­er­a­tion of the­atre au­di­ences. The Cin­derella story about the Cock­ney flower girl Doolit­tle, and the ap­peal­ingly ar­ro­gant pho­neti­cist, Pro­fes­sor Hig­gins, is an en­dear­ing tale with warm and vivid char­ac­ters. The clash of cul­tures sparks some of the­atre’s most ju­bi­lant songs and witty di­a­logue. The score fea­tures well-known num­bers in­clud­ing Wouldn’t It Be Loverly, On the Street Where You Live, I Could Have Danced All Night and Get Me to the Church on Time. The cast fea­tures Aus­tralian the­atre roy­alty and emerg­ing tal­ent in­clud­ing Aus­tralia’s Got Tal­ent 2009 win­ner Mark Vin­cent. You can also ex­pe­ri­ence a piece of his­tory at the My Fair Lady ex­hi­bi­tion, fea­tur­ing two el­e­gant gowns worn by cast mem­bers from the 1959 Mel­bourne pro­duc­tion, dis­played at the Syd­ney Opera House. Ac­com­pa­ny­ing these are pho­tos from the 1959 and 1960 pro­duc­tion ar­chives.

Now play­ing un­til Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 30, Syd­ney Opera House. Tick­ets from $89.90. my­fair­la­dy­mu­si­

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