On Saturday morning, June 2, McKinney Summer Musicals members, and area residents, joined forces to surprise the vendors and shoppers at the McKinney Farmers' Market with a flash mob dance as the cast and crew prepare for this July's production of My Fair Lady. Over 50 flash mobbers danced to the Glee version of Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'." (Watch the highlights below.)
My Fair Lady, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe, has been called the standard by which all other musicals are measured. Adapted from George Bernard Shaw’s play and Gabriel Pascal’s motion picture Pygmalion, the story centers around Eliza Doolittle, a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phoneticist, in order that she may pass as a proper lady.
The musical features beloved tunes such as “I Could Have Danced All Night”, “On the Street Where You Live”, “Get Me to the Church on Time”, and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face”. My Fair Lady’s 1956 Broadway production set the record for the longest run of any major theater production in history and was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version, and numerous revivals.
Opening night is Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m., with more shows on Sunday, July 8 at 2 p.m., July 12 - 14 at 7:30 p.m. and July 15 at 2 p.m. All shows will be held at the McKinney Boyd High School auditorium.
Tickets to My Fair Lady may be purchased online or in person at McKinney Office Supply (117 W Louisiana); the McKinney Chamber of Commerce (2150 S Central Expressway) or Interstate Battery Center of Collin County (210 N Custer Rd). Tickets range in price from $10 to $25.
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