Coming Up: Timeless, enchanting ‘Camelot’ at the Guild

A brand-new adaptation of a beloved musical: “Camelot,” Lerner and Loewe’s unforgettable musical, opens on the Vero Beach Theatre Guild stage this coming Wednesday, Nov. 13. All those lush, irresistibly hummable, unforgettable tunes will fill the theater, as director Alex Martinez and his cast re-tell the story of idealistic new king Arthur, who, relates the show promo, strives to create a different kind of kingdom – one “built on honor and dignity.” Multi Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning director David Lee has created this adaptation, which remains true to score and storyline (which is post-Merlin): Arthur’s ideals are tested when Queen Guinevere falls in love with the young, strong, honorable young French knight Sir Lancelot “and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.” The musical received five Tony noms, and four wins; and the original cast recording made it to No. 1 on Billboard’s U.S. Pop Albums. If, by chance, you have not visited the Guild Theatre, you’ll find it is, indeed, a congenial spot. “Camelot” runs on select dates through Sunday, Dec. 1. Curtain: 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday matinees, 2 p.m. Tickets: $15 to $30. Box office open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. 772-562-8300 or verobeachtheatreguild.com.

The full (or almost full) moon. A sky filled with stars. The Atlantic shore. And music. That is what awaits you when you attend the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Night Sounds concert series at Sebastian Inlet State Park this Saturday, Nov. 9. This month’s music will be by Vintage, a rock band that has been busy with gigs all over Central Florida for the last decade. Their particular takes on music of the last half-century continue to impress audiences of all ages, according to the show promo. Find out for yourself on Saturday, in one of the coolest live music venues around. Night Sounds regulars know the drill: The music is free, just pay regular park admission. This al fresco evening takes place “under the moon and stars” at the pavilions on Coconut Point, 9700 South A1A Melbourne Beach. Bring chairs or blankets. Time: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Park admission: $8 per vehicle, multiple occupants up to eight (2 bucks each after that); $4, single occupant; $2, pedestrians and bicycles. 772-388-2750 or 321-984-4852.

Or head for Vero’s cool, charming and happening beachside village for the monthly music fest known as Sunset Saturday Night, a popular, free, family-friendly concert series on Ocean Drive at Humiston Park, which features a different music genre and spotlights a different non-profit organization at each concert. This very Saturday, Nov. 9, you’ll get to hear East Harbor Band, which bandsintown.com calls an up-and-coming alternative-pop band from Central Florida. They’re young, and talented and perform often in area venues. The Youth Sailing Association will be the featured nonprofit. Sunset Saturdays also include a plethora of right-on-site food and beverage opportunities, so you don’t have to schlepp in your own. (And you really shouldn’t.) When East Harbor’s final notes are played, around 9, extend your evening, suggests OBA organizers, with a stroll down iconic Ocean Drive, and maybe “cruise on over to an after-party at one of our fabulous hotels, restaurants and bars.” Time: 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission: free. 772-410-VERO (8376).

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