The great question behind Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady
is not "Can a gentleman make a lady of a Cockney flower girl,? but "What does that flower girl see in that gentleman?" Eliza (the flower girl, played by Alexandra Silber) is sweet and generous even if she can't aspirate her H's, but Henry Higgins treats her first like a project and then like a servant. Who cares if he's "grown accustomed to her face"? There's more to her than that. Ah, well. Despite the fraught implications of the romance, My Fair Lady
has stood the test of time, thanks to its basketful of classic songs, not least of which are "I Could Have Danced All Night" and "On the Street Where You Live." The Muny opens its 2015 season with My Fair Lady
at 8:15 Monday through Sunday (June 15 to 21) at the Muny in Forest Park (314-361-1900 or www.muny.org
). Tickets are $14 to $87.
June 15-21, 8:15 p.m., 2015