Performances April 29 – May 1 were canceled due to a breakthrough case of COVID-19 in the production group. Patrons with tickets to these performances were contacted by phone and email. Tickets may be exchanged for other performance dates. Special note: We have added 3 Wednesday performance dates to the run to provide additional choices.
Lerner and Loewe's CAMELOT
Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER
Music by FREDERICK LOEWE
Based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White
Book Adapted by David Lee
New Orchestrations by Steve Orich
Directed by Dennis Corwin
April 29 now May 5 - June 12, 2022
$42/adults, $40/Seniors. Discounts for students and groups
Show Title Sponsor: DON & JESSIE ADAMS
Directorial Sponsor: Horst & Graben Wealth Management
Guest Artist Sponsor: Sen Bob Packwood & Elaine Franklin
Music Sponsors: Sherry Chenell & Kristine Hallock
The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe's award-winning musical Camelot at Lakewood Theatre Company beginning May 5, 2022. Freshly reimagined in a new adaptation as a “play-within-a-play” told by a band of eight traveling Revelers, this story of passion, jealousy, and revenge, directed by Dennis Corwin, is perfectly scaled for Lakewood’s stage
About the show: If you were expecting the revival of an old musical, you're in for a surprise. This small cast version of Camelot is a new, inventive, and intimate take on an old show and an ages-old story. With a new framework of a “play-within-a-play” a band of ten traveling Revelers tells a story of passion, jealousy, and revenge. Book and lyrics are by Alan Jay Lerner, music is by Frederick Loewe and is based on T. H. White’s novel The Once and Future King. This new version features an adapted book by David Lee and new orchestrations by Steve Orich.
The story: Camelot tells the story of the legendary love triangle between King Arthur, his wife Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot. This tale starts after Arthur miraculously pulls the sword from the stone and becomes the king of England.
The core plot in this adaptation remains unchanged: King Arthur (Anthony Mulherin) and Guenevere (Jessica Maxey) are happy newlyweds, despite their initial hesitations. Arthur works to bring about a new order of laws and chivalry that become the talk of all of Europe. When the news reaches France, the dashing and ambitious Lancelot (Brandon Michael) sets out for Camelot, determined to join this fabled round table. After a joust, during which Lancelot fatally wounds another knight, Lancelot seems to bring him back to life, which secures his place at the round table and captures the attention of Guenevere.
Not wishing to destroy her marriage, Guenevere pleads with Lancelot to leave Camelot. Meanwhile, Arthur's illegitimate son, Mordred (Heath Hyun Houghton), arrives in Camelot plotting to dismantle the Round Table, turn the knights against Arthur, and expose Lancelot and Guenevere, bringing about the end of the storied "fleeting wisp of glory."
Other players performing as revelers in the talented cast include Eric Zulu, Lindsay Reed, Sophie MacKay, Jeremy Southard, Amelia Segler, and Erik Montague. Youth performers include Charlotte Bridgeman, Rosalie Johnson, Ava Neudeck, Cam Jordan, and Stella MacKay.
The essence of the Arthurian myth is idealism. When a small boy, Tom of Warwick appears in the final scene wishing to become a knight of the Round Table, Arthur realizes this means his vision still lives and he hasn’t failed; “men die, but an idea doesn’t.” And thus, naturally come the last words of the show: “Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”
Director Dennis Corwin notes: “This strikingly original adaptation brings new life to this great American musical. It is one of the great romantic stories of all time, the eternal triangle played out against a backdrop of chivalry and intrigue, all brought to life in Frederick Loewe's lush, ravishing score and Alan Jay Lerner's graceful, witty lyrics.”
LTC’s production of Camelot is directed by Dennis Corwin, the assistant director and choreographer is Laura Hiszczynskyj, the music director is Mak Kastelic, stage manager is Kristin Balter, scenic design is by Tyler Buswell, sound design is by Michael Bard, lighting design is by Allison Blaine, costume design is by Melissa Heller, properties design is by Madeleine Tran and the producer is Steve Knox.
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Special WOW performances (Wine/Whiskey on Wednesday) - May 18 (wine) and June 1 (whiskey), 2022, at 7:30 PM
Tickets at $25 for ages 35 and under! One hour prior to the performance there will be a complimentary wine tasting. OLCC rules apply! Bring your ID for the tasting!
For May 18 our featured winemaker will be WOVEN WINE WORKS. CLICK HERE for info about their wines!
For June 1 our featured spirits maker will be TRAIL DISTILLING. CLICK HERE for info about their offerings!