March 06, 2019

My Fair Lady: As Loverly As It Gets

On Friday, April 28, audiences found out just how “loverly” a night at the opera house could be. Lyric’s production of Lerner and Lowe’s My Fair Lady premiered to a packed house that experienced one of the most loved musicals of all time. From its dazzling costumes to its show-stopping musical numbers, My Fair Lady is the show to see this spring.

Check out what critics are saying about My Fair Lady at Lyric:

“Regal, majestic, and grand… The costumes are rich, the sets are magnificent… a fun experience for the whole family.” Paul Lisnek, WGN’s Behind the Curtain

“...each character is played to perfection… Grant and O’Hare revel in their roles as Higgins and Doolittle.” Chicago Stage Standard

“...this My Fair Lady gives us a pair that could not easily be matched… every note full and magnificent… altogether opulent.” PerformInk

“Lisa O’Hare is absolutely charming…” Dean Richards, WGN

“Bryce Pinkham was a treat to hear…” Chicago Theater and Arts

“Exquisite…sublime…as loverly as it gets. This new Broadway caliber production is guaranteed to make theatergoers want to ‘dance all night.’” Chicago Theatre Review

“...a stunning success and high note on which to end a remarkable season.” Stage and Cinema

“Lavishly designed and staged…eye-popping costumes.” – Chicago Sun-Times

Richard E. Grant gives “a bravura performance that never misses a beat” and Lisa O'Hare “has a beautiful, clear voice and excesses of charm. Her transformation from duckling to swan is truly astonishing.” – Stage and Cinema

Lyric Opera premiere of Lerner & Loewe’s My Fair Lady generously made possible by

Negaunee Foundation

Anonymous Donor

Mrs. Herbert A. Vance and Mr. and Mrs. William C. Vance

The Jacob and Rosaline Cohn Foundation

Robert S. and Susan E. Morrison

Mr. and Mrs. J. Christopher Reyes

Liz Stiffel


Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s Play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture “PYGMALION”
Original Production Directed by Moss Hart

Production created by the Théâtre du Châtelet Paris, on December 9, 2010, in coproduction with the State Academic Mariinsky Theater.

Photos: Todd Rosenberg, Andrew Cioffi