Robert Goulet is in royal form in...


Robert Goulet is in royal form in 'Camelot' at Lyric

Robert Goulet, who created the role of Lancelot in "Camelot" almost a quarter century ago, returns to the Lerner and Loewe musical as King Arthur in a national touring production that begins a two-week run at the Lyric Opera House Tuesday.

Based on T. H. White's "The Once and Future King," "Camelot" includes such Lerner and Loewe standards as "If Ever I Would Leave You" and the title song, which was a favorite of President John F. Kennedy. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, with matinees at 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. Sundays, through June 12. Tickets are $25 to $50. For more information, call (410) 625-1400. "Requiem for a Heavyweight" opens Friday at the Spotlighters Theatre, 817 St. Paul St. The story of an over-the-hill prize fighter, "Requiem" was adapted by Rod Serling from his 1956 "Playhouse 90" teleplay. (The cast of the 1962 movie version included a young boxer called Cassius Clay.)

The Spotlighters' production, under the direction of Mike Moran, includes Tony Colavito, Stephen Collins and Jason Fly. The theater's small arena stage should lend itself nicely to the configuration of a boxing ring. Show times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, through June 26. Tickets are $8 and $9. For further information, call (410) 752-1225.

J. Wynn Rousuck This year's Baltimore Symphony Orchestra "Live, Gifted and Black" program, Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. in Meyerhoff Symphony Hall, promises to be of unusual interest. With associate conductor David Lockington leading the orchestra, the BSO will present three talented young African-American performers: Bass-baritone Kevin Short, who is already performing with the Metropolitan Opera; soprano Detra Battle, who has been singing in Europe; and 18-year-old pianist Terrence Wilson, who is said to be a spectacular talent and has already performed concertos with orchestras as prominent as the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony. Tickets are free and available at the BSO box office or by calling (410) 783-8000.

Stephen Wigler

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