Immerse yourself in the legendary age of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in Camelot, a Tony Award winning Lerner and Loewe musical. Presented by Virginia Opera, this 1960 Broadway classic will be coming to Landmark Theater Sunday, January 20.
Camelot is adapted from T.H. White’s The Once and Future King and takes place in Medieval England, where idealistic King Arthur endeavors to create a peaceful kingdom based on noble ideals and civil law. However, Arthur’s heroic visions are threatened as a volatile love triangle develops involving his beautiful wife, Guenevere, and his most trusted knight, Lancelot.
Virginia Opera’s production of Camelot is directed by award-winning Greg Ganakas, starring Peter Kendall Clark as King Arthur, Marissa McGowan as Queen Guenevere, and Eugene Brancoveanu as Sir Lancelot.
The original production is over four hours long filled with soliloquies and monologues, but Virginia Opera is doing a delicately trimmed down version that puts the focus back on the music. Some of the enchanting musical hits include “If I would Ever Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and “How to Handle a Woman.”
Additionally, the orchestra will be placed onstage and will be interacting with the singers. “With the pit being gone and the audience closer to the stage, it is definitely an intimate production because we will be right there with the audience,” says conductor Adam Turner. “You can’t help but get into the story because you’re closer to it all.”
Soprano Marissa McGowan, who plays the role of the strong, yet tortured Queen Guenevere, says Camelot is one of her favorite musicals. “It is a heart-breaking and realistic show about relationships with universal themes that audiences can connect to.”
Cancel your plans for Sunday afternoon because you do not want to miss this epic musical journey filled with regal scores, colorful costumes, and real moments of emotion and magic.
Camelot will be playing at Landmark Theater (Richmond, Va.) Sun., Jan. 20, 2013 at 2:30 pm.
Tickets range from $35 to $100. Call 800.514.3849 or visit www.etix.com for tickets.