National Tour of CAMELOT Coming to TPAC, 11/4-9
The national tour of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, and Nashville audiences can fall in love again with this beloved musical, which will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement November 4-9.
Tickets go on sale Friday, July 11 at 10:00 a.m. at TPAC.org, by phone at (615) 782-4040, and at the TPAC Box Office, 505 Deaderick Street, in downtown Nashville. For group tickets, please call (615) 782-4060.
Broadway's sweeping tale of passion, pageantry, and betrayal is the winner of four Tony Awards, three Academy Awards, and never has it been more enthralling than in this new production. Intimate and fresh, its celebrated score includes the classics "If Ever I Would Leave You," "The Simple Joys of Maidenhood," and the title song, "Camelot."
"This reimagined production of CAMELOT is unlike something audiences have seen before. They still will hear the classic songs and experience the story they love, but they will see a different side of CAMELOT as well, one that is set in the Dark Ages." said Kathleen O'Brien, TPAC president and chief executive officer. "That's the joy of theatre, to see a talented creative team turn classic musicals into new and magnificent revival productions."
CAMELOT features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, and is based on the King Arthur legend adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King. This all-new production is directed by Michael McFadden and features scenic design by Kevin Depinet, lighting design by Mike Baldassari, and sound design by Craig Cassidy.
Taught well by Merlin, King Arthur, with his beautiful new queen Guinevere, rule the kingdom of CAMELOT with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. With the addition of the dashing Sir Lancelot to the Knights of the Round Table, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. Mordred, King Arthur's illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos and attempts to destroy all that is CAMELOT.
The original 1960 production ran on Broadway for 873 performances and spawned several revivals, foreign productions, and the 1967 film. The original cast album was America's top-selling LP for 60 weeks.
The CAMELOT tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment by special arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc. For more information about Phoenix Entertainment and Tams-Witmark Music Library, visit: http://www.phoenix-ent.com or www.tamswitmark.com.
For more information about CAMELOT, visit: www.camelottour.com.
CAMELOT is the third production featured in the 2014-15 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season. Performance schedule, prices, and cast are subject to change without notice. The season is supported by The HCA Foundation on behalf of HCA and the TriStar Family of Hospitals. Institutional sponsors for TPAC include Nissan North America, and Coca-Cola. TPAC is funded in part by support from the Tennessee Arts Commission and the Metropolitan Nashville Arts Commission. TPAC reminds ticket buyers that the only official place to buy tickets online is TPAC.org.