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Broadway's Classic Camelot at Mattie Kelly Arts Center December 1

Mattie Kelly Arts Center


11/16/2009 - Let the quest begin! The Knights of the Round Table descend upon the Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville on December 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Lerner & Loewe's timeless masterpiece Camelot. The national Broadway tour of this sumptuous tale is sure to delight audiences with its soaring melodies, magnificent costumes and an enduring love story set among the historic grandeur of medieval England. Tickets are on sale now for $45 each from the Mattie Kelly Art Center Box Office, located on the Niceville Campus of Northwest Florida State College. Purchase in-person or by phone at (850)729-6000 Monday to Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm or the night of the show starting at 6:00 pm to showtime. The box office window is closed over the Thanksgiving holiday Nov. 25 to 29, but online ticket sales are available at any time from the center's website at Tickets purchased online over the holiday will be available for pick up in will-call at the Box Office window on the evening of the show. A group discount of $5 off per ticket for groups of 10 or more tickets purchased at the same time is available.

From the celebrated team of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who created the beloved musical My Fair Lady, comes this dazzling musical adaptation of T.H. White's ''The Once and Future King,'' one of literature's most cherished fables. The idyllic kingdom of Camelot is thrown into chaos when a love triangle emerges between the beautiful Queen Guenevere, gentle King Arthur, and dashing knight Lancelot. Faced with an arduous moral dilemma, the noble King must decide whether to sacrifice his true love or his prized honour. Magicians, sorcerers and noblemen run rampant, only to collide in a flurry of fanfare as Lerner and Loewe spin an unforgettable web of spellbinding action and forbidden love. Camelot is one of those extraordinary musicals that has something for everyone - romance, comedy, drama, and a score full of memorable songs like ''The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,'' ''Camelot,'' ''The Lusty Month of May'' and ''If Ever I Would Leave You.''

Camelot first premiered on Broadway in 1960 at the Majestic Theater. The production ran 873 performances, winning four Tony Awards and spawning several revivals and foreign productions. The 1967 film version garnered three Academy Awards. The original cast album was America's top-selling LP for 60 weeks. For more information, visit or call the Mattie Kelly Arts Center Box Office at (850)729-6000. The Emerald Coast's premiere venue for live theater and concerts, the Mattie Kelly Fine & Performing Arts Center is located at 100 College Boulevard on the Niceville on the campus of NWFSC and is easily accessible from U.S. Highway 285, U.S. Highway 85, the Mid-Bay Bridge from Destin and Interstate 10.