Linguistics don’t often play a major role in theater productions, but “My Fair Lady” is unique in that
regard. Now considered a classic and one of the finest Broadway comedies in history, these truly original and thoroughly
enjoyable performance touches on themes of class difference, love, proper grammar and, of course, music.
Based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” the story centers on a stuffy academic who studies phonetics
and Cockney flower girl he runs into on the street one day. In her ragged clothes and rough, gutter language, he finds his
perfect “project”: He will turn her into a proper woman, presentable to the upper class of Englishmen. But as
their lessons go on, their hearts get in the way.
As so many love stories do, “My Fair Lady” explores a romance that blooms between two people of very distinct
and separate classes. The songs have been favorites for decades. Check the play dates and see if theater
tickets are still available. This play is a favorite of many musical fans, so expect “My
Fair Lady” tickets to go fast!