The classic musical My Fair Lady is making a triumphant return to the Shaw Festival stage in Niagara-on-the-Lake, and it’s an event you won’t want to miss! This beloved adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion promises to enchant audiences with its lush orchestrations, unforgettable songs, and captivating romance.

Co-directed by Artistic Director Tim Carroll and Associate Artistic Director Kimberley Rampersad, who also choreographs, this production brings a fresh yet faithful take on the timeless story of transformation and self-discovery. The tale follows the journey of Eliza Doolittle, played by Kristi Frank, a Cockney flower girl with dreams of a better life. Her world changes dramatically when she meets Henry Higgins (Tom Rooney), a renowned phonetics professor, who makes a bet with his colleague Colonel Pickering (David Alan Anderson) that he can turn Eliza into a refined lady of high society within six months.

This engaging narrative, filled with comedy and heartwarming moments, is supported by a stellar cast including David Adams, Matt Alfano, Alana Bridgewater, and Sharry Flett, among others. The production’s creative team also brings top-tier talent with music direction by Paul Sportelli, set design by Lorenzo Savoini, costume design by Joyce Padua, lighting by Mikael Kangas, and sound design by John Lott.

The performance is held at the picturesque Festival Theatre, located at 10 Queen’s Parade, offering a perfect setting for a summer or autumn outing. The show runs from May 4 to December 22, with performances recommended for audiences aged 9 and above. With a running time of approximately three hours, including one intermission, it’s an experience that’s sure to captivate both young and old.

Tickets for My Fair Lady start at $50 and can be purchased at This production is proudly sponsored by BMO Financial Group and Mary E. Hill, with Vintage Hotels serving as the Official Hotel Partner of the Shaw Festival.

Whether you’re a long-time theatre enthusiast or just starting to explore the wonders of live performance, My Fair Lady at the Shaw Festival is a must-see. It’s the perfect blend of charm, wit, and musical excellence that will leave you humming tunes like “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly” long after the final curtain falls.

So, grab your tickets, plan a delightful trip to Niagara-on-the-Lake, and get ready to be swept off your feet by the magic of My Fair Lady. It’s the perfect outing for a date, a family adventure, or a solo escape into the enchanting world of theatre. See you there!

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