Irish Repertory Theatre presented a concert performance of the classic Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, as part of the company’s 2011 benefit gala at Broadway’s Shubert Theatre, on Monday, June 6. Charlotte Moore adapted and directed the production, with musical direction by Mark Hartman.
In Camelot, King Arthur has created a utopian land of chivalry and civil rule. But when his beloved Queen Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, succumb to their passion for one another, he faces a terrible dilemma that will rock his kingdom to its very core.
The show starred Jeremy Irons as King Arthur, James Barbour as Lancelot, and Melissa Errico as Guenevere. The cast also included Dewey Caddell, Jacob Clemente, Rory Duffy, Josh Grisetti, Christopher Lynn, Victoria Mallory, Brian Murray, Ciarán Sheehan, James A. Stephens, and KT Sullivan.
Ciarán O’Reilly provided narration, and the concert staging included a large chorus and accompaniment by a full orchestra.
In addition to the concert, the gala included dinner with the cast at Sardi’s, following the performance.