#8216;Camelot#039; comes to the Ritz

Published 12:00 am Thursday, March 29, 2007

The world of noble knights of old, amazing wizardry and a star-crossed love triangle will be brought to life when the Tony-award winning musical &#8220Camelot” comes to the Ritz Theatre at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 3.

The production is the final one of the Greenville Area Arts Council's 2006-2007 season.

The Lerner and Loewe musical, which debuted in 1960 on Broadway, is based on the King Arthur legend and on T.H. White's bestseller, &#8220The Once and Future King.”

The original production, starring Richard Burton, Julie Andrews and Robert Goulet, ran for 873 performances.

The show enjoyed Broadway revivals in 1981, 1987 and 1993 and was made into a movie version starring Richard Harris and Vanessa Redgrave in 1967.

Songs such as &#8220If Ever I Were to Leave You,” &#8220What Do the Simple Folks Do?” and &#8220Camelot” will leave audience members humming along.

The storyline follows the courtship of Guenevere and Arthur, Guenevere's romance with brave knight Sir Lancelot and the evil machinations of Arthur's illegitimate son, Mordred, who plots to take over his father's throne.

&#8220We are looking forward to another very entertaining show and hope many people will come out and join us on April 3,” said GAAC Membership Chair Roberta Gamble.

Tickets for &#8220Camelot” are $20 for adults and $15 for students and will be available at The Pineapple and at the box office.

While the GAAC season officially ends with &#8220Camelot,” the organization will offer local theater lovers more tuneful entertainment later this month.

&#8220We also want to remind everyone live entertainment at the Ritz this season does not end with this show,” Gamble said.

&#8220Don't forget – our all-singing, all-dancing production, ‘Puttin' On the Ritz,' the big fundraiser for our upcoming season, is slated for April 27 and 28. We have wonderful local talents, beautiful costumes and great Broadway tunes. You won't want to miss it!”