For its 21st annual Spring Gala, The Kennedy Center will present My Fair Lady in Concert May 5 at 8 PM in the Concert Hall. Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge will direct and choreograph the concert staging, which will feature the 35-piece Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra conducted by music director James Moore.
The black-tie evening will begin at 5 PM with a reception on the River Terrace followed by dinner on the Roof Terrace at 6 PM. The Gala performance begins at 8 PM in the Concert Hall, and the evening concludes with ‘Til Midnight, a cocktails and dancing party, on the Roof Terrace.
My Fair Lady, adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play Pygmalion and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture, is about a "poor Cockney flower girl (Eliza Doolittle) who takes speech lessons from a snobbish phonetics professor (Henry Higgins) in order to pass for a lady in high society." The score includes “The Rain in Spain,” “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “Get Me to the Church on Time.”
Concert-only tickets starting at $25 go on sale to the general public on April 3 and can be purchased at the Kennedy Center Box Office or by calling Instant Charge at (202) 467-4600. Patrons living outside the Washington, D.C. metropolitan calling area may dial toll-free at (800) 444-1324 or visit kennedy-center.org. To inquire about VIP packages and the gala events surrounding this performance, patrons may e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 416-8338 for additional information.