PULLMAN, Wash.-The national touring production of “My Fair Lady” will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, at Washington State University’s Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum.
The acclaimed Broadway musical, which debuted in 1956, was the basis for the 1964 movie of the same title, winner of eight Academy Awards, including Best Picture. “My Fair Lady” is one of the longest running musical of all time.
Critics have called “My Fair Lady” one of the best musicals of the century, winning nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. “My Fair Lady” features classic songs such as, “On the Street Where You Live” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.”
The musical takes place in 1912 in London. Professor Henry Higgins, an expert in phonetics and in the dialects of English, boasts that within six months he can take a street girl with a strong accent and pass her off as a duchess. Eliza Doolittle, the flower girl with an almost incomprehensible accent, offers to pay for speech lessons in order to speak like a lady. Higgins’ acquaintance, Colonel Pickering, bets Higgins that he cannot make Doolittle acceptable to upper class society.
Composer Frederick Loewe and playwright Alan Jay Lerner wrote the romantic comedy, based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion.”
The musical, which generally plays at prominent venues, is sponsored by Festival Dance, a Palouse organization.
Tickets are $12-$32 and are available at the Beasley ticket office, Cougar Depot, North Campus Information Center in Moscow, Idaho, Albertson’s in Lewiston, Idaho, G&B Select-A-Seat outlets, online at www.ticketswest.com or by calling 1-800-325-SEAT.