Performances will take place on April 1 at 7 p.m., April 2 at 7:30 p.m., and April 3 at 2 p.m., as well as April 8 at 7:30 p.m., April 9 at 7:30 p.m., and April 10 at 2 p.m. in the Dixon Center Auditorium.
On choosing a musical, Dr. Christine Williams, assistant professor of theater, said, “Lee has not produced a musical in several years, so we felt it was time to bring back this popular form of theater to our community.”
“My Fair Lady” is based on George Bernard Shaw’s “Pygmalion,” with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.
The production will feature a nine-piece orchestra and a 30- member cast.
Choreography is by Heidi Longwith from Mount Laurel Studios and guest-lighting designer is JoJo Percy from Baylor University.
The story involves a chance meeting between two noted British linguists, professor Henry Higgins and Col. Hugh Pickering, which leads to a wager that will test Higgins’ skills.
After they hear a Cockney flower girl caterwaul in the street, Higgins proposes to transform the girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined Victorian lady with an aristocratic accent. After some hesitation Eliza agrees to become their test case.
Tickets will be available in the Dixon Center Box Office Monday through Friday, 3 to 6 p.m., and March 28 through April 1 from 3 to6 p.m. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for senior adults, and $5 for children 12 and under.