MINNEAPOLIS—Twin Cities theatre fans are buzzing in anticipation for this season's long awaited audience pleaser, My Fair Lady. For the first time in its storied history, the Guthrie is staging the show here in Minneapolis. Guthrie Theatre Artistic Director Joe Dowling is also directing the production.
The Story: Henry Higgins loves language. Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle yearns to speak like a lady. Sparks fly when his curiosity and her determination launch a daring social experiment designed to turn a lower-class ugly duckling into a high-society swan -- with unexpected results for both of them. Based on George Bernard Shaw's delightful social satire Pygmalion, Lerner and Loewe's charming and beloved musical features such unforgettable numbers as "I Could Have Danced All Night," "The Rain in Spain" and "On the Street Where You Live."
Behind the scenes: Recently, we had the chance to meet the musicals lead actor, London born Helen Anker who plays the role of Eliza Doolittle. She along with acclaimed costume designer Fabio Toblini gave us a glimpse of what we'll be seeing in a few weeks.
My Fair Lady is being performed June 28-August 31, on the Wuertle Thrust Stage.