Camelot continues its critically acclaimed Fiddler on the Roof thru January 11;
many performances are sold out!
The 2015 season begins with Spotlight on Roy Orbison,
running January 15 – January 25.
Spotlight on Roy Orbison is directed by Priscilla Quinby, with a script by Catherine Noah and musical direction and arrangements by Karl Iverson.
Elvis called him “the greatest singer in the world.” Tom Petty said, “No one could ever make a sound like that.” Roy Orbison’s three-octave voice and mysterious looks took the world by storm in the 1960s and again in the 80s with songs such as “Oh, Pretty Woman,” “Crying,” “Only the Lonely,” “It’s Over.” Raised in a tiny town in west Texas, Roy wrote emotionally devastating ballads that captured the loneliness and heartache of so many of his lovelorn fans, catapulting his records to the top of the charts. His pasty-white looks and signature sunglasses spurred many a rumor, including that he was blind, but the even-keeled Roy took them in stride. Even when tragedy claimed his first wife and, later, two of his young sons, Roy soldiered on through it all, becoming one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all time.
Camelot’s Spotlight on Roy Orbison features the golden pipes of Erik Connolly, backed up by the talented Kathleen Marrs and Marlena Gray. Accompanying them is Camelot’s musical A Team — Brent Norton, Steve Sutfin, Steve Fain and Musical Director Karl Iverson. You’ll hear 22 of Roy’s greatest hits, including “Dream Baby,” “Blue Bayou,” “That Lovin’ You Feeling Again,” “You Got It,” and “Running Scared.”