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Camelot

May 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until June 11, 2022

An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday and Saturday, repeating until June 12, 2022

$25 – $42

If you were expecting the revival of an old musical, you’re in for a surprise.

About the show

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, the 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.

At the conclusion of each of the thirteen, hilarious, Marx Brothers meet Monty Python coffee shop murder mystery performances, the audiences will join the actors in determining “Who” the suspect is.

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.

King Arthur  and Guenevere are happy newlyweds, despite their initial hesitations. Arthur works to bring about a new order of laws and chivalry that becomes the talk of all of Europe.

When the news reaches France, the dashing and ambitious Lancelot 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, 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.”

PERFORMANCES

May 5 – June 12; Fridays – Sundays

  • Wednesday – Friday @ 7:30pm
  • Sunday @ 2pm

TICKETS

  • $42 – Adults
  • $40 – Senior citizens
  • $25 – Children

Director: Dennis Corwin

Musical Director: Frederick Loewe

Libretto: Alan Jay Lerner

Details

Date:
May 14
Times:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Cost:
$25 – $42
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Venue

Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S. State Street
Lake Oswego, OR 97034 United States
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