Venue Details

492 Star Starred
Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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Drinks allowed in theater but no food.
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Take Metro if you can. It's only 1 block away.
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Casually chic to relaxed would sum up the dress code.
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Street parking is variable
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Wide varitety of dress
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Barbara Sills Gelman
Drinks can make a mess, too!
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Reviews & Ratings

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63 reviews
20 stars
attended Nov 14 2012

Very disappointing rendition of a classic musical, but probably ok for someone who has never seen My Fair Lady on stage before. Indifferent acting and unconvincing... continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 19 2012

4 and 3/4 stars. This was a smashing colorful rendition of the classic musical that requires style and intent to deliver and this production did it in spades. The... continued

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0 stars
attended Nov 17 2012

Overall, I thought this production of My Fair Lady was just wonderful! Leads Manna Nichols and Benedict Campbell were fantastic. I thought they did a really nice job of... continued

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Description

“How could I refuse the serious call of this musical?

“Our story is about the transformation of a human being through language, manners, mind, heart and dress; both Eliza Doolitte and Henry Higgins are transformed. It is the story of emancipation – not just about Eliza but also Higgins as he discovers his own humanity. Lerner and Loewe succeeded in maintaining the exquisite language, story and characters from Shaw’s brilliant _Pygmalion _in creating this dynamic musical.

“The other story is about the class and the rigid social structures which confine us. In a world increasingly blown apart by the dynamics of the very rich and the very poor, this musical hits the sweet spot of our contemporary awareness of class. It asks the question: How does language define us? How do we judge others through their language, manners and dress? How does our own class, whether lower, middle, or upper, confine and define us?” —Molly Smith, director/artistic director

About the Ticket Supplier: Arena Stage

Arena Stage today stands as a flagship American theater. Arena Stage was one of the first not-for-profit theaters in the United States, as well as a pioneer of the regional theater movement. It was the first regional theater to transfer a production to Broadway, the first invited by the U.S. State Department to tour behind the Iron Curtain, and the first to receive a Tony Award. Taking a leadership role in extending theater’s horizons, Arena Stage has implemented groundbreaking policies and programs, promoting diversity in all aspects of theater, from theatergoing to production.

The Arena Stage legacy of world-class productions includes vast epics, charged dramas, rousing musicals, and probing profiles. From the monumental to the developmental, Arena Stage has helped build the canon of American theater. While they produce American classics, Arena Stage premieres new American plays and supported works in progress. They’ve nurtured artistic growth and engaged the community, broadening and intensifying the theatrical experience for one and all. And yet, in spite of it all, in their second half-century they see themselves as more fresh, restless and dynamic than ever.