Sunday, September 4, 2011
4:00 - 6:00 pm
It’s a classic today. Lerner and Loewe followed their “practically perfect’ musical My Fair Lady with the story of a young king whose queen falls in love with his best friend, and in doing so, destroys a nation and a dream.
Camelot, based on T.H. White’s The Once and Future King, didn’t meet with immediate critical success. After all, how do the follow up something like My Fair Lady? But Camelot ran on Broadway for 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals, foreign productions and a 1967 film version and a 1982 HBO special. The original cast album was America's top-selling LP for 60 weeks.
We are listening to the original cast recording this afternoon.
Music Frederick Loewe
Lyrics Alan Jay Lerner
Book Alan Jay Lerner
Basis The Once and Future King by T. H. White
King Arthur – Richard Burton
Queen Guenevere – Julie Andrews
Sir Lancelot – Robert Goulet
Knights: Robert Coote, John Cullum, Bruce Yarnell
Mordred – Roddy McDowall
Nimue – Mary Sue Berry
We have a few minutes, so we'll listen to some songs from that “practically perfect’ musical My Fair Lady.