Long Island audiences enjoy the summer nights of the Round Table in the East End.
The Bay Street Theater announced on Monday that its re-imagining of Lerner and Loewe’s musical “Camelot”, which is being performed in a field in Bridgehampton, has been extended. The show, which was put on by the Sag Harbor-based theater and was scheduled to end on August 29, will run until September 5, the producers said on Monday.
After the sold-out Saturday opening to a crowd of 200, Bay Street added six performances. Musical recreation of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table stars Broadway veterans Jeremy Kushnier (“Rent”, “Jersey Boys”) as the royal royal and Britney Coleman (the future “Company” ) in the role of Guenevere.
Unlike typical “Camelot” productions, this one is much more intimate and features a small cast of 11 actors and a simple bucolic setting. All famous songs are featured, including the title number and “If Ever I would Leave You”, which received Celtic orchestration.
Tickets cost between $ 45 and $ 125; to purchase or for more information go to 631-725-9500 or visit baystreet.org. Since the show takes place outdoors, masks and social distancing are not required.
Among Saturday’s spectators was Oscar winner Julie Andrews, who premiered the Broadway role of Guenevere in the 1960 production. Andrews’ granddaughter, Hope Hamilton, is a member of the show’s ensemble. Bay Street.