Photo Flash: CAMELOT Runs Through 9/19 At Goodspeed Musicals

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Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is presenting the classic Camelot. This legendary musical from the director who brought you Goodspeed's 1776 and Big River runs through Sept. 19th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. This production is sponsored by Robinson & Cole, LLC. and associate sponsors Comcast and Liberty Bank.

Experience "one brief shining moment" that was Camelot. Relive the enduring legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table in an enchanting fable of chivalry, honor and brotherhood. Dazzling and spellbinding with sweeping romance and historic grandeur, this classic musical speaks to our time and for all time. The celebrated score includes the classics "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood," and "Camelot." Winner of 4 Tony Awards.

Camelot features Music by Frederick Loewe, and Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

Camelot is directed by Rob Ruggiero whose work has been seen in award-winning regional theatres around the country. Mr. Ruggiero returns to Goodspeed where he directed the 2008 production of Big River and 1776 in 2007. His off-Broadway and tour credits include All Under Heaven and the world premieres of Ella and Make Me A Song, all of which he both conceived and directed. His current production, Looped starring Valerie Harper, will run at Arena Stage in Washington D.C. through the end of June. Choreographer for this production will be Ralph Perkins, Director of Dance for the Theater Division of The Hartt School at the University of Hartford and Artistic Director and co-founder of The New Works Project in Las Vegas, NV.

Returning to Goodspeed Musicals is the design team from last season's production of Big River and the inspiring 1776. Scenic designs will be by Michael Schweikardt whose designs have been seen off-Broadway in Golden Boy, Waiting for Lefty, and The Seagull, among others. Costumes will be designed by Alejo Vietti who also designed the 2006 production of Meet John Doe at the Norma Terris Theatre as well as Broadway's Mary Poppins and The Apple Tree (ENCORES). Lighting design will be by John Lasiter who designed the Broadway production of A Grand Night for Singing and the off-Broadway productions of The Seagull, Common Vision, and Make Me A Song.

The Music Director for Camelot is Michael O'Flaherty. He is in his 18th season as Goodspeed's Resident Music Director. F. Wade Russo is assistant music director. Orchestrations will be provided by Dan DeLange, who provided the orchestrations for Goodspeed Musicals' 42nd Street, Half a Sixpence, High Button Shoes, Singin' in the Rain, The Boy Friend, Red Hot and Blue, Call Me Madam, and Babes in Arms. Camelot is produced for Goodspeed Musicals by Michael P. Price.

Camelot will run through Sept. 19, 2009. Curtain times are Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Thursday at 7:30 p.m. (with select performances at 2:00 p.m.), Friday at 8:00 p.m., Saturday at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. (with select performances at 6:30 p.m.).

Photo Credit: Diane Sobolewski

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