Through July 13, 2008
Reviewed by Laura Kyro
This week The St. Louis MUNY gets all prim and proper with My Fair Lady
, Lerner and Loewe's classic musical, first performed in 1956 and starring Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews. Based on the book Pygmalion
, by George Bernard Shaw, who isn't familiar with the sweet story of the poor cockney flower girl who learns to speak "proper" English from a pompous academic, changing her own life and his in the bargain? While the score and lyrics for the show are more expository than orchestrally sweeping, many of the songs are well-known and timeless, such as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "On The Street Where You Live," and "The Rain in Spain."