Thursday – Saturday, April 20 – 22, 2017, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday afternoon, April 23, 2017, at 3:00 p.m.
Kennedy Family Theatre
Barton College launched a concentration in Musical Theatre four years ago. Since that time, Theatre at Barton has developed and showcased some wonderfully talented students, while maintaining a level of excellence almost unheard of with such a young program. This year, we have challenged ourselves to tackle one of the classics of the genre and arguably the most beloved musical of all time, My Fair Lady, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion, with music by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
This beautiful, witty, and, at times, scandalous Cinderella story is rife with social insight and commentary. It concerns Eliza Doolittle, a common, lower-class Cockney flower girl in London, who desires to elevate her social status through speech lessons with Professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist and prescribed bachelor.
This show is an enormous undertaking for any theatre company and an outstanding benchmark for Barton’s theatre program. The music and the dialects are contagious and will most certainly be heard throughout our campus for weeks after the show closes. We could not be more pleased to present My Fair Lady at our Kennedy Family Theatre!