Camelot, With Brent Carver, Geraint Wyn Davies, Kaylee Harwood, Begins Stratford Run April 16

News   Camelot, With Brent Carver, Geraint Wyn Davies, Kaylee Harwood, Begins Stratford Run April 16
Director Gary Griffin's new production of the King Arthur-inspired musical Camelot begins previews at the Stratford Festival in Ontario on April 16, marking the first performance of the 2011 season.

Geraint Wyn Davies
Geraint Wyn Davies Photo by Andrew Eccles

Griffin directed Broadway's The Color Purple and Stratford's 2009 West Side Story and 2010 Evita.

The  romantic-fantasy musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe features Geraint Wyn Davies as King Arthur, Brent Carver as Merlyn and Pellinore, Stratford newcomer Kaylee Harwood as Queen Guenevere, Jonathan Winsby as Sir Lancelot du Lac, Lucy Peacock as Morgan le Fey, Monique Lund as Nimue and Lady Anne, Jimmy Mallett as Tom of Warwick, Mike Nadajewski as Mordred, Aaron Walpole as Sir Lionel, Sandy Winsby as Sir Sagramore, Dan Chameroy as Sir Dinadan and Bruce Dow as Squire Dap.

The production boasts "a classic medieval design with a Celtic-inspired set creating the mythical kingdom of Camelot," according to production notes. A 26-piece orchestra sweetens the experience, based on the novel "The Once and Future King" by T.H. White.

The artistic team features Warren Carlyle (Broadway's Finian's Rainbow), a British choreographer making his Stratford debut, and musical director Rick Fox.

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's 2011 season in rep on four stages runs to Oct. 30, featuring The Merry Wives of Windsor; Twelfth Night; The Misanthrope; Jesus Christ Superstar; The Grapes of Wrath; The Homecoming; Richard III; Titus Andronicus; Shakespeare's Will; The Little Years; and Hosanna.


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