Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House
PRESENTED BY OPERA AUSTRALIA & JOHN FROST
Celebrating the beloved original, Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady is now playing at the Sydney Opera House, under the direction of Julie Andrews with an outstanding cast.
In the show's 60th anniversary year, Opera Australia and John Frost join forces to honour the past and bring the beloved story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins to a new generation of theatre audiences.
The Cinderella story about the Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle and the appealingly arrogant phoneticist, Professor Higgins, is an endearing tale that charms audiences with its warmth and vivid characters.
The clash of cultures sparks some of the theatre's most jubilant songs and witty dialogue. The triumphant score features unforgettable numbers including 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly?', 'On the Street Where You Live', 'I Could Have Danced All Night', and 'Get Me to the Church on Time'.
In 1956, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's masterful retelling of George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion took the world by storm. Playing the irresistible Eliza Doolittle was a young Julie Andrews, in only her second role on Broadway, a role that would catapult her into international stardom.
In a world first, Julie Andrews will direct a glorious production of My Fair Lady, teaming up with the Tony Award-winning Christopher Gattelli and associates of the musical's original designers, Cecil Beaton and Oliver Smith.
Along with John Frost, we're thrilled to announce a stellar line-up of Australian stars and theatre royalty for the highly anticipated opening of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady.
Headlining the new company are acclaimed British performer Alex Jennings as Professor Higgins and young Australian star, Anna O’Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. Joining them is an outstanding cast. Reg Livermore will play the role of Alfred P. Doolittle. Robyn Nevin will play Mrs. Higgins and Mark Vincent will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The role of Colonel Hugh Pickering will be played by Tony Llewellyn-Jones and Deidre Rubenstein will play Mrs. Pearce.
This is a theatre event not to be missed.
|Book & Lyrics||Alan Jay Lerner|
|Music by||Frederick Loewe|
|Adapted from||George Bernard Shaw's play and Gabriel Pascal's motion picture Pygmalion|
|Set Designer||Oliver Smith|
|Costume Designer||Cecil Beaton|
|Scenic Supervision||Rosaria Sinisi|
|Costume Recreation||John David Ridge|
|Lighting Designer||Richard Pilbrow|
|Sound Designer||Michael Waters|
|Hair and Wig Designer||John Isaacs|
|Make-up Designer||Rick Sharp|
|Musical Director||Guy Simpson|
|Associate Scenic Supervisor||Naomi Berger|
|Associate Lighting Designer||Michael Gottlieb|
|Associate Choreographer||Stephen Bienskie|
Alfred P. Doolittle
Octavia Barron Martin
|Kate Maree Hoolihan|
Running time: approximately 3 hours & 15 minutes, including interval.
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