September 23 trhough October 29, 2016
Shortly after the record-breaking, award-winning production of “My Fair Lady” opened on Broadway in 1956, playwright and lyricist Alan Jay Lerner remarked that “the right people at the right moment in their lives embarked on the right venture.” The same can be said for Great Lakes Theater’s most remarkable rendition of “My Fair Lady.”
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's article here.
Victoria Bussert has staged a MY FAIR LADY that is as close to perfect as any musical can be. Everything about the production screams, “This is a special evening of theatre that has to be seen!” If you only see one theatrical production this season, this is the show! Bravo!!!To see a full review of this show, read Roy Berko's blog here.
Perhaps Victoria Bussert’s big, broad direction worked well in Idaho (on an outdoor amphitheater), but at the Hanna, it just comes across as too big and too broad. It seems to be missing a lot of intimate moments that might have elevated the show above what has been done time and time again in dinner theater and summer stock.
At least there’s one regular Great Lakes Theater cast member — Laura Perrotta — who is so effective as Higgins’ knowing mother, it briefly elevates everything to much fairer “My Fair Lady.”
No matter how many times you have seen the movie or the Broadway musical or touring performances, Great Lakes Theater’s production of “My Fair Lady” should not be missed. It is a perfect rendition of “the perfect musical” and should not be missed.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
My Fair Lady is a treasure and this production does it full justice.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene
I could have clapped all night. What a glorious production of “My Fair Lady” this is. Cleveland’s Great Lakes Theater Company, performing in the Hanna Theatre, offered a production worthy of Broadway.
To see a full review of this show, read David's posts at Talkin' Broadway