Jennifer Ellis plays Eliza Doolittle in The Lyric Stage Company's production of My Fair Lady.
Jennifer Ellis plays Eliza Doolittle in The Lyric Stage Company's production of My Fair Lady.
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The Lyric Stage Company's production of the classic musical My Fair Lady is set to begin performances tonight.

At the center of the story is Eliza Doolittle, a down-on-her-luck London flower girl. However, her life changes when she is taken in by Henry Higgins, the chauvinistic speech therapist who decides to make a social experiment out of Eliza. Henry believes that in six months he could turn Eliza into a lady simply by changing the way she speaks. The musical introduced a treasure trove of classic tunes such as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On the Street Where You Live," "The Rain in Spain," and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face."

Adapted from George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion, the musical features book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe. It is directed by Scott Edmiston, with musical direction and choreography done by Catherine Stornetta and David Connolly respectively. The cast features Jennifer Ellis as Eliza Doolittle, Christopher Chew as Henry Higgins, J.T. Turner as Alfred P. Doolittle, Remo Airaldi as Colonel Pickering, Jared Troilo as Freddy Eynsford-Hill, Beth Gotha as Mrs. Higgins, Cheryl McMahon as Mrs. Pearce, and Tony Castellanos as Zoltan Karpathy.

The creative team includes Janie Howland (set design), Gail Astrid Buckley (costume design), Karen Perlow (lighting design), and Samuel Hanson (sound design).

Performances will run through October 10.

For tickets and more information, click here.