One of the all-time favorite musicals, My Fair Lady, opened at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre this past weekend, and runs through March 18th. What a fun night at the theater it will be for you.

Considered one of the most intelligent romantic comedies ever produced, My Fair Lady has a long list of memorable songs including, “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “The Rain in Spain,” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face.”

Based on the play Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw, it follows Eliza Doolittle, who is a woman with a limited future. Her thick Cockney accent, limited education, and meager means as a flower seller on the streets of London has created a world of isolation for her. Enter Henry Higgins, a lonely professor who is about to transform Eliza to a lady, and, grow accustomed to her face.

The show is directed by Allyson Paris, and features Alyssa Bauer, (Eliza Doolittle)

Courtesy GR Civic Theatre
Courtesy GR Civic Theatre

making her return to Civic Theatre’s stage after a successful run as Mary Poppins (2014). John Girdlestone  is Henry Higgins. He is originally from England, moved to West Michigan 10-years ago and made his Civic Theatre debut as Thenardier in the production of Les Miserables (2014).

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