My Fair Lady

WBT, Oct 1, 2011

As reviewers we sometimes feel compelled to find faults and shine light on them. Sometimes we can just compliment the venue for the good time it provides regardless of the quality of an individual production.  So it is with the Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford.  Always worth the trip and the price to come to this iconic Westchester theatre.

Now that you have heard the disclaimer, the current production of My Fair Lady is great.  The choreography is saucy and well executed and fit for Broadway.  The principal roles – Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle – are wonderfully played by  Tom Galantich and Jennifer Babiak.  These two played together in last year’s WBT production of Jekyll & Hyde, and both are Broadway veterans. Both are great singers and actors and the play, of course, is a gem.  You will recognize such familiar Lerner and Loewe songs as “I’ve Grow Accustomed to Her Face,” “On The Street Where You Live,” “With a Little Bit of Luck” and “I Could Have Danced All Night.”  A fine night out for sure. 

I would be remiss if I didn’t mention, yet again, that the sound system needs work, but the show survives and surpasses the tech.  One can only hope they address that issue, and one can only hope that everybody hearing this review will go to the WBT in Elmsford and catch this play, then make it a regular destination.  Always a good time and a good meal.  Always like hanging with good friends.