January 12, 2010
Knights, Wizards, Maidens and Castles Come to The Grand Opera House in Lerner and Loewe’s Revered ‘Camelot’
MACON – The Knights of the Round Table descend upon The Grand Opera House in Lerner and Loewe’s timeless masterpiece “Camelot,” Friday and Saturday, Jan. 22-23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $43-$47 and can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.
This sumptuous tale is sure to delight audiences with its soaring melodies, magnificent costumes and an enduring love story set among the historic grandeur of medieval England. From the celebrated team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe who created the beloved musical “My Fair Lady,” comes this dazzling musical adaptation of T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, one of literature’s most cherished fables.
The idyllic kingdom of Camelot is thrown into chaos when a love triangle emerges between the beautiful Queen Guenevere, gentle King Arthur and dashing knight Lancelot. Magicians, sorcerers and noblemen run rampant, only to collide in a flurry of fanfare as Lerner and Loewe spin an unforgettable web of spellbinding action and forbidden love. “Camelot” is one of those extraordinary musicals that offers something for everyone — romance, comedy, drama, and a score full of memorable songs like “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” “The Lusty Month of May” and “If Ever I Would Leave You.”
“Camelot” first premiered on Broadway in 1960 at the Majestic Theater. The production ran 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals and foreign productions. The 1967 film version garnered three Academy Awards. The original cast album was America's top-selling LP for 60 weeks.
The Grand Opera House
A performing arts center of Mercer University, The Grand Opera House is a historic 1,000-seat theatre located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon, Ga. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Central Georgia Opera Guild and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit www.TheGrandMacon.com.
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