My Fair Lady: Wildly Acclaimed London Revival of Classic Musical at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for My Fair Lady was Thursday April 17, 2008 / 2:00pm (Matinee).
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Peter and the Starcatcher, the multiple Tony Award-winning show that The New York Times called "the most exhilarating storytelling on Broadway in decades," is the swashbuckling, madcap prequel to Peter Pan. A dozen actors play more than 100 characters, combining their acting talent with ingenious stagecraft and an imaginative story to reveal the origins of "the boy who wouldn't grow up." The musical play takes a hilarious romp through the Neverland you never knew in an action-packed adventure that brings pirates, orphans and secret agents of the Queen together on the high seas. Based on the bestselling novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, and written by Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), Peter and the Starcatcher boasts an all-star creative team and weaves an enchanting tale that appeals to both adults and kids. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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I enjoyed being at the show, but felt this production had some serious flaws. First, what was RIGHT about the show: The production design was beautiful, the actress who played Eliza was excellent, the orchestrations were very good, the Higgins was at least strong enough, even if he did sound like he was doing an impersonation of Rex Harrison.
What didn't work was this: A huge blunder by a celebrated director...his comical staging of "On the Street Where You Live," was so wrong as to completely ruin the beauty of the song. The actor darted about the stage like a cartoon rabbit, and with his quirky movements managed to eliminate any heart from the ballad. Always my favorite song from the show, I wanted to yell out, "Nooooooo," from the audience, as the number was re-imagined as a silly romp by a naive young man (later as a drunk young man) and left as a throwaway number from a B musical.
Another problem I felt was the ending. To have both leads fold their arms in a childish pout, first she, then he as a mimic, then burst into maniacal laughter was very disconcerting. Weird, to say the least. It just didn't work. If I can see this, can't Trevor Nunn?
Finally, I felt that Pickering was too bombastic, sometimes competing with Higgins' bombast. It's funnier if Pickering is the consummate gentleman of manners and restraint.
In all, the show lacked the heart of a smaller production I saw last year in Glendale. A big budget doesn't guarantee a home run of course, and I feel that this was at most a double, to use baseball parlance.
However, the show was pretty to look at, and is so strongly written that it's hard not to enjoy it as a whole.
Quotes & Highlights
- “An undoubted masterpiece which richly deserves, and repays, all the loving care the director Trevor Nunn and his company have lavished on it.” --Daily Telegraph (London)
- “I could have danced, danced, danced all night and still begged for more: this is a huge, handsome hit—don’t miss it.” --The Mail (London)
- “This is still one of the great musicals, dazzling, sophisticated, funny, sharp and generous.” --The Times (London)
Lerner and Loewe’s legendary musical, premieres in the United States direct from its 50th Anniversary London production and U.K. national tour. Starring are acclaimed British theatre actors Christopher Cazenove and Lisa O’Hare who earned rave reviews for their dynamic performances as Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. “The cast is superb!” “A more perfect Higgins I have yet to see!”
Based on the Cameron Mackintosh/National Theatre of Great Britain’s award-winning London sensation, and hailed as “the revival against which all others will be measured,” this glorious, new production features one of Broadway’s most beloved scores including “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Get Me to the Church on Time” and brings together the original U.K. artistic team with direction by Trevor Nunn (Les Misèrables), choreography and musical staging by Matthew Bourne (Swan Lake, Mary Poppins) and production design by Anthony Ward (Gypsy).