Hailed by critics and audiences for its heart and its wit, My Fair Lady is a beautiful musical about transformation, patronage, gender politics and class, based on George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion.
Acclaimed Professor and confirmed bachelor Henry Higgins (WAYNE SCOTTON) makes a wager with his linguistic colleague Colonel Pickering that in six months he can pass off “gutter snipe” Eliza Doolittle (REBECCA TYMMONS) as a duchess at an embassy ball. Through arduous training, day and night, Eliza learns how to speak English “properly,” and transforms into a lady respected and adored by all classes. Along the way she bewitches young Freddy Einsford-Hill into falling in love with her, and convinces a supposed linguistics expert that she is royalty. Through her transformation process, Eliza forges a deep connection with Colonel Pickering and most especially with Professor Higgins.
However, she finds herself in a difficult position, now too refined to go back to her old life and not with any means or desire to live life as a lady of leisure – especially by herself. When Higgins completely fails to acknowledge Eliza’s role in her own transformation, she leaves his home. It is only then that Higgins realizes that he cares deeply for Eliza. The play ends with Eliza’s return to Higgins’ home, and the ending is left ambiguous, yet it is beloved for being both one of the cleverest and one of the most romantic plays of all time.
The all-woman production team includes director Cathy Venning, musical director Elizabeth Eland and vocal coach Susie Lush, with Carolyn Jeffrey as production manager.
As both SCCAS and My Fair Lady celebrate 60th Anniversaries in 2016, we thought we'd look back at this momentous year.
Tickets are on sale now for SCCAS's production of My Fair Lady. The show opens on May 7th 2016, running for a limited season of 7 performances at the Victor Harbor Town Hall.
Rehearsals are well under way for SCCAS's next musical production, My Fair Lady. Performances in May 2016.
Announcing the cast of SCCAS May 2016 production of My Fair Lady.