Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT
Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Music by Frederick Loewe
Based on “The Once and Future King” by T. H. White
Lyric Stage opened its 24th season with Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Broadway classic CAMELOT, September 9-18 in the Irving Arts Center’s Carpenter Performance Hall, 3333 N. MacArthur Boulevard in Irving, Texas.
The production featured the 38-piece Lyric Stage Orchestra playing Robert Russell Bennett and Philip J. Lang’s original Broadway orchestrations.
Performances were September 9, 10, 15, 16 & 17 @ 7:30 PM and September 11 & 18 @ 2:30 PM.
Relive the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table.
This enchanting fable of chivalry, majesty and brotherhood is a four time Tony Award winning musical. Lerner & Loewe’s glorious score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.”
Len Pfluger returned to Lyric Stage after helming last season’s critically acclaimed Grand Hotel to direct CAMELOT. Conducting the 38-piece Lyric Stage Orchestra was Lyric Stage music director Jay Dias. Fight choreography was by Bill Lengfelder.
Dallas native Kristen Beth Williams, who starred in the national tour of A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, was Guinevere. Ms. Williams starred in London’s West End production of Top Hat. Her Broadway credits include Pippin, Nice Work if You Can Get It, Anything Goes and Promises, Promises. Brent Alford, last seen at Lyric Stage as Henry Higgins in My Fair Lady, returned as King Arthur. Christopher J. Deaton, who can be heard as Ulysses in Lyric Stage’s The Golden Apple, as recorded live by PS CLASSICS, returned to Lyric Stage as Sir Lancelot. Deaton has been seen as the leading man in Lyric Stage’s The Desert Song and The New Moon, the Wolf and Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods and as the Baron in Grand Hotel. Joining them were Sonny Franks as Pellinore, David Fenley as Merlyn, Brandon McInnis as Mordred and Kelly Silverthorn as Nimue. The cast also included Trevor Martin, Wm. Clay Thompson, Drew Shafranek, Sarah Comley Caldwell, Michael McMillan, Ben Phillips, Julie Rhodes, John Wenzel, Tatem Lee, David Price, Chapman Blake, Jonathan Hardin, J. Anthony Holmes, Mark Blowers, Mindy Bell, Lucy Shea, Megan A Liles, Sarah Elizabeth Price, James Williams, Samantha Whitbeck and Spencer Sloan.