My Fair Lady at The Belcourt 

Just You Wait

Just You Wait
Even if Rex 'Arrison's 'Enry 'Iggins weren't such an 'nsufferable prick, even if Audrey Hepburn's voice hadn't been dubbed (against her will, and her own would have sufficed), I'd still be hard-pressed to find the charm of Lerner and Loewe's musical reworking of Pygmalion, let alone George Cukor's elephantine 1964 movie version. But "Wouldn't It Be Loverly?" and "Get Me to the Church on Time" are reliable showstoppers, and Hepburn gamely enacts the uncouth Eliza Doolittle--even if the Academy awarded the Oscar to Mary Poppins' Julie Andrews, who originated Eliza on Broadway but lacked the marquee value to land the film role. If you're ever going to see this, here's the way to do it--on the big screen.
Sat., May 23; Sun., May 24; Mon., May 25, 2009


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