Actress Helen Anker performs 'Wouldn't It Be Loverly' in the Classical MPR studio. Anker plays Eliza Doolittle in the Guthrie Theater's production of 'My Fair Lady'. (MPR photo/Luke Taylor) View full slideshow (5 total images)
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St. Paul, Minn. —
"The difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she is treated."
And with that realization, Eliza Doolittle's transformation and liberation is complete. Actress Helen Anker embodies that spirit in her feisty portrayal of the famous flower girl of this classic musical, My Fair Lady, now on stage at the Guthrie Theater.
Musical Director Andrew Cooke makes sure Eliza's "heart takes flight" in a lighter, brighter orchestration. And the two of them came to Classical MPR to perform "Wouldn't It Be Loverly" and "I Could Have Danced All Night," and to talk with me about this new production.
Joshua Bell brings music to Union Station once again
In 2007, violinist Joshua Bell played incognito in Washington, D.C.'s Union Station, and hardly anyone noticed. On Tuesday, Bell got a do-over of sorts, playing to several thousand people in Union Station's main hall.