Chicago's Drury Lane Casts Broadway Names for Newly Orchestrated Camelot

News   Chicago's Drury Lane Casts Broadway Names for Newly Orchestrated Camelot
 
Drury Lane Theatre will present Camelot directed by Alan Souza – with casting including Broadway's Ken Clark (Titanic) as King Arthur and Christy Altomare (Mamma Mia!) as Guenevere – to begin previews Oct. 30.

Christy Altomare
Christy Altomare

Camelot will have an official opening Nov. 6 and run through Jan. 4, 2015.

In addition to Clark and Altomare, the cast will include Travis Taylor as Lancelot, Jonathan Weir as Merlyn/Pellinore, Patrick Rooney as Mordred and Gabriel Stern as Tom of Warwick.

The ensemble will include Alec Barbour, Michael Brown, Don Denton, Devin DeSantis, J. Michael Finley, Nathan Gardner, Travis A. Knight, Philip Lacey, Megan Long, Henry McGinniss, Keewa Nurullah, Erin Oechsel, Tony Pellegrino, Allison Sill, Andrea Louise Soule and Glenn Stanton.

Here's how Drury Lane bills the musical, "Drury Lane’s production shines new light on this majestic musical that will feature new orchestrations by Matt Aument and a unique scenic approach that blends medieval fantasy with the opulence of the 12th Century court life. Adapted from T.H. White’s novel 'The Once and Future King,' the legendary characters King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot and Merlyn come alive in this thrilling story of love and intrigue, chivalry and betrayal."

In a statement from director Souza, who makes his Chicago debut, “The legend of King Arthur inspires a dream of strength giving way to justice and highlights the aching passions that both inspire idealism yet falter in their thrust towards glory.”

The design team will include set design by Jeff Award winner Kevin Depinet, costume design by Maggie Hofmann, lighting design by Lee Fiskness, wig design by Rick Jarvie, sound design by Ray Nardelli and properties design by Nick Heggestad.

Tickets start at $30.

For more information and to purchase visit drurylane.com.

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