He may be taller, darker and handsomer than Richard Burton and Richard Harris, but nobody ever accused Rock Hudson of matching their deep and melodious ways with the English language. Hudson nonetheless takes on their old role as the sadly naive King Arthur in this touring production of the Lerner and Loewe musical. The company—with Southern stock veteran Sherry Mathis as Guenevere—will try happily ever-aftering in 12 cities, opening in Dallas this week through June 19, then moving to Cohasset, Mass.

Sometimes pretentious but almost always interesting, the ambitious rock trio—edging more and more into classical idioms—has embarked on a marathon world tour, accompanied by a 64-piece orchestra and choir. They are in Indianapolis, Madison, Wis. and Minneapolis this week.

The government may outlaw saccharine, but what controls can be imposed on America's other leading sugar substitute, the Osmonds? On hiatus from Donny & Marie's ABC show, all seven singing siblings—Alan, 27, Wayne, 25, Merrill, 24, Jay, 22, Donny, 19, Marie, 17, and Jimmy, 14—will supersaturate a dozen Southern-rim states with 18 concerts in less than a month, this week starting in Fort Worth on June 8 and ending in Jackson, Miss, on the 14th.