BELOVED CLASSIC HITS THE STAGE
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. myfairladymusical.com.au