A loverly My Fair Lady Musical Review

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There's just something about the Edwardian era in London history that captivates me - the people were comfortable and happy, the street was littered with women in fashionable corsets wearing extravagant bonnets, and let's not forget the men with their top hats and evening dresses!

A part of me wishes we were still stuck in that era (in a colder country, of course)! Singlish was probably not even 'invented' yet, men were kind, chivalry was not dead... and I could go on and on.

It all started when I was introduced to a medley of songs back in my choir days, which led me to watch the movies which they were adapted from. I remember 'My Fair Lady' well, because some of my favourite songs were 'I Could Have Danced All Night' and 'On the Street Where You Live', the lyrics sound a little obsessive but it's also kinda romantic to have someone so infatuated with you!

A street flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, catches the ears of literary phoneticist Professor Henry Higgins as she is going about trying to make a living. After mocking her butchery of the English language, he is challenged by his friend Colonel Pickering to transform this cockney-accented girl into a well-groomed, proper lady worthy to meet the Queen in just 6 months. Will he be able to succeed?

My Fair Lady was made popular by the film stars Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison, and I loved how they decided to stick with the iconic outfits for some of the scenes. Every last detail from head to toe has brilliantly been captured, look out for the French couture gown Eliza wears for the ball! Jaw-droppingly gorgeous!

World's most amazing hat

For 3 hours (with a 15min intermission) it might seem draggy for those who are not already acquainted with the show and its songs, but the light-hearted humour keeps the musical fun and is a breath of fresh air! Look out for the elaborate designs and backdrops for the famous scenes, even the canary bird isn't spared!

The US National Tour cast is led by Chris Carten and Aurora Florence (as Professor Higgins and Eliza Doolittle respectively) and were accompanied by the live ensemble playing from the orchestra pit, expect your favourite songs 'The Rain in Spain', 'Get me to the church on time!', 'With a little bit of luck' and more!

Just sit back relax and throw yourself into the beauty of English, oh, and remember to speak properly after that! :p

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