|Well, I am going to have to pass on this one. I grew up with the music. I saw it live on stage. I liked it then. When my wife and I watched the Harrison/Hepburn performance, I was less enthralled. Realize that it ends with "Eliza! Bring me my slippers!" And she does. Curtain.|
The play has nice music and good lines ("Why can't a woman be like me?"), but ultimately is unsatifying.
Being targetted at the hereditary aristocracy, it has some good barbs and itself an attack on a class so devoid of "class" that they can be fooled by good diction.
My wife and I occasionally buy Mega Lotto Tickets and enjoy being millionaires for a few days. I took a lesson from the book of MFL: Doolittle was changed by money. My wife thinks it will not change her. I know that a huge load of free cash brings a terrific burden. Most winners buckle under it. We in the audience like to think that Doolittle is off to a good start at being a new person.
Also, the Broadway play had Julie Andrews in the role of Eliza. Judging from the album I listened to a thousand times, she carried it off much better than Hepburn. Audrey Hepburn failed to put herself in the role of a lower-than-working-class girl.