Venue Details

Arena Stage - Fichandler
1101 Sixth Street, SW Washington, DC 20024
202-488-3300
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 131 members
Review from Robin Rothrock
Red Velvet 183 events 123 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy T
Red Velvet 279 events 68 reviews

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

reviewed Nov 14 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Sassysusse
Red Velvet 117 events 63 reviews

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.

reviewed Nov 04 2012 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

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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

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