Saturday, August 1, 2015
Where: The Paramount Theater
Cost: $90 Premier / $75 / $59 / $47 / $16.50 Student / $12 Youth 12 and Under
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner | Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “PYGMALION”
Lerner and Loewe’s treasured musical My Fair Lady has been a mainstay of American theater since its hit debut on Broadway in 1956 and the classic 1964 film adaptation starring Audrey Hepburn. The New York Times has called My Fair Lady “one of the best musicals of the [twentieth] century.”
Eliza Doolittle, a spirited but impoverished woman in Edwardian London, enlists the help of eccentric professor Henry Higgins to improve her station in life, but things do not go quite as she had planned. Sharin Apostolou (Glimmerglass Opera, Portland Opera), who was praised by The New York Times for her “bright [and] confident” performance in Glimmerglass Festival’s Carousel (2014) makes her Ash Lawn Opera debut as the exuberant Eliza; she will match wits with Curt Olds (Arizona Opera, Central City Opera), as Professor Henry Higgins. With a delightful score and witty dialogue this beguiling musical will charm audiences of all ages.
Patrons are invited to a free lecture 45 minutes before each performance.
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