Myfairlady 080612

My Fair Lady Reviews

Arena Stage - Fichandler (Washington, DC)

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131 ratings
4.5 average rating
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67 reviews
22 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 portrayals. While the idea of casting Eliza and her father as of Asian descent is...continued

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4 reviews
2 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 costumes and choreography will undoubtedly win awards. The chorus, orchestra and...continued

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1 review
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 portraying the growing relationship between Eliza Doolittle and Henry...continued

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89 reviews
27 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

A good, not great interpretation of an iconic musical. Where was the magic? Ben Campbell was superb as Henry Higgins; great casting there.

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55 reviews
43 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

Fun! Good for girls too. But, be prepared because its a 3 hr show with 1 intermission about 1 hr 40 min into the show.

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17 reviews
17 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

My FAir Lady is always great fun and this production was no exception. "Eliza" had a wonderful voice. Some of the other characters were a bit weaker. The costumes were spectacular.
THe production was not as absolutely superb as the Arena...continued

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12 reviews
0 stars
attended Nov 09 2012

What a marvelous evening this was!!! We have seen My Fair Lady done on stages in the U.S. and in London and have to say that this was one of the most enjoyable productions! The three lead characters were superb and Catherine Flye as Mrs....continued

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8 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 11 2012

Wonderful show, with standout performances with actors in the roles of Prof. Higgens and Eliza. Great costumes and choreography. I took two 12 year old girls and they loved it. A little hard to hear dialog at times, especially with strong Cockey...continued

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4 reviews
1 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

Small intimate theater. Loved the show. The accents take some getting used to, but this was very well acted and sung. Manna Nichols (Eliza Doolittle) was stunning; she truly belongs on Broadway!!

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4 reviews
8 stars
attended Nov 16 2012

wonderful show. Great singing, staging and choreography

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Crisp direction by Molly Smith and very nice performances by the leads. I did think that Eliza Doolittle's father was woefully miscast: he can't sing, can't act, and can't even move very well. And he doesn't look much older than his daughter,...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

It was a fabulous production! I saw the original in New Haven before it went to Broadway . At that time we pronounced it the best musical we'd ever seen. It still is. The Arena production brought back all those wonderful songs and...continued

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2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

It was fun! I especially liked the staging, dancing, costumes, ensemble, and the performances of Henry Higgins and Mrs. Pearce. Liza's singing was beautiful. On the other hand, the casting of James Saito as A. Doolittle was misguided. He was a...continued

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2 reviews
2 stars
attended Nov 17 2012

The music was excellent, it had so many familiar songs.
The lead males spoke and sang with strong voices that could be easily heard. Unfortunately,I can not say the same for the female leads. This was particularly distracting since there was...continued

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52 reviews
22 stars
attended Nov 08 2012

Arena Stage really knows how to produce classic Broadway musicals. In recent years they have given us great productions of Oklahoma and Music Man. Now they do the same for My Fair Lady. A great evening begins with two sensational leads: Manna...continued

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25 reviews
4 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

I LOVED all of it -- the characters, the costumes, the music, the sets -- everything was great! I couldn't wait to hear my favorite song, 'On the Street Where You Live' -- and I wasn't a bit disappointed, plus the guy was gorgeous, too!

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19 reviews
28 stars
attended Nov 17 2012

Terrific in all respects! Exc singing and acting, great ensembles and dancing. A real feel-good show. A wonderful afternoon of theater.

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18 reviews
9 stars
attended Nov 04 2012

Excellent show with a highly talented, energetic cast. Loved both the singing and choreography. Highly recommend.

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16 reviews
11 stars
attended Nov 24 2012

Great performances to include an amazingly versatile Eliza, a very credible Higgins and an excellent Colonel Pickering. See it for pure enjoyment and forget about the POST review. They obviously know nothing about entertainment!

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