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6382 Star Starred
Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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"My Fair Lady"
131 ratings
4.5 average rating
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Amy T Red Velvet
260 events
68 reviews
39 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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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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183 events
122 reviews
32 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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“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

<em>Carousel</em> <em>Into the Woods</em> <em>Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical</em> <em>Black Side of the Moon</em> <em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em> Septime Webre's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Carousel</em> <em>The Secret Garden</em> <em>The Second City's Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue</em> Ripley's Believe It or Not! Baltimore