The auditorium at St. Patrick’s Church will host the opening of the Narrows Community Theater’s newest musical, My Fair Lady, this Friday. The musical will be showing this coming weekend and next, with performances on Friday nights, Saturday nights, and Sunday afternoons.
My Fair Lady is a musical adaptation of the 1912 George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion. It premiered on Broadway in 1956, and became the longest-running musical and third-longest Broadway show of any sort, performing over 2,700 shows through 1962. (The record is currently held by The Phantom Of The Opera, whose timeless electro-organ-pop can still be heard at the Majestic Theater.) It takes place in early 1900s England, and (if you allow me to quote directly from Wikipedia) “concerns Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, so that she may pass as a well born lady.”
My Fair Lady will be at St. Patrick’s Auditorium ( 97th St. & 4th Ave). Fridays & Saturdays, May 18, 19, 25, 26 at 8pm. Sundays May 20 & 27 at 3pm. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 seniors, children, and students under 21.