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Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse, Westport, CT, USA PDF Print E-mail
Written by Debra C. Argen and Edward F. Nesta   
Camelot - Westport County Playhouse - Britney Coleman -  Robert Sean Leonard -by Carol RoseggMagical, best describes the Westport Country Playhouse's performance of the Lerner and Loewe musical, Camelot! The play shines brilliantly under the direction of Mark Lamos and its exceptional cast lead by Tony award winning actor Robert Sean Leonard, with Stephen Mark Lucas, Britney Coleman, Patrick Andrews, Michael De Souza, Mike Evariste, Brian Owen, Jon-Michael Reese, and Sana "Prince" Sarr. Camelot is the perfect finale for the Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 play season, and should definitely be on your "must see" list. Camelot runs from October 4 until November 5, 2016 at the Westport Country Playhouse in Westport, Connecticut.
 

 

Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Revelers - Camelot
photo by Carol Rosegg

The musical, Camelot, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White, original production directed and staged by Moss Hart, with book adapted by David Lee, new orchestrations by Steve Orich and directed by Mark Lamos, closes out the Westport Country Playhouse's 2016 play season. We saw the play on Saturday, October 8, 2016 and it was a night to remember!

Briteny Coleman, Robert Sean Leonard -Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Britney Coleman (Guenevere), Robert Sean Leonard (Arthur)
photo by Carol Rosegg

WCP's Mark Lamos has established himself in the theatre world as a preeminent director and under his superb directorship, every detail of the play worked seamlessly at capturing the essence of the legendary Camelot. Michael Yeargan's scenic design was visually stunning, the costumes by Wade Laboissonnier were gorgeous, Connor Gallagher brought the element of style to his choreography, and the cast was marvelous at bringing the dramatic story of Camelot, King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and Mordred to life.

Robert Sean Leonard, Britney Coleman -Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Robert Sean Leonard (Arthur), Britney Coleman (Guenevere)
photo by Carol Rosegg

The cast was exceptionally well chosen with Robert Sean Leonard in the role of the handsome, noble, fair, and kind King Arthur, whose heart is later broken by Guenevere and Lancelot. His impressive credentials include Broadway and London stage work, regional theatre, a Tony award, multi-Tony nominations, many films, and eight seasons on the television show, House.

Stephen Mark Lukas, Robert Sean Leonard -Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Stephen Mark Lukas (Lancelot), Robert Sean Leonard (Arthur)
photo by Carol Rosegg

Britney Coleman, whom we last saw in the WCP performance of Sing for Your Shakespeare, dazzles in the role of the beautiful Guenevere with her lovely vocals and on-stage chemistry with both King Arthur and Lancelot.

Stephen Mark Lukas in the role of Lancelot was sublime in eliciting the best from the audience whether delivering comedic lines or pulling at our heartstrings as he ultimately has to choose between his loyalty to King Arthur and his love for the lovely Guenevere. Interesting to note is that among his many credentials are both Broadway and touring performances of The Book of Mormon, where he worked with both Mike Evariste and Jon-Michael Reese on the tour.

Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Patrick Andrews(Squire Dap), Michael De Souza (Squire)
Britney Coleman (Guenevere)
Mike Evariste (Dinadan), Jon-Michael Reese (Sagramore)
photo by Carol Rosegg

Patrick Andrews, whom we last saw in the WCP's 2016 performance of Red, nails the role of the evil Mordred, who arrives to stir up trouble and succeeds at bringing destruction and chaos to Camelot.

Other impressive cast performances include those by Michael De Souza in the roles of a Reveler, Squire Dap, and Young Page, Mike Evariste as a Reveler and Dinadan, Brian Owen with his booming voice as a Reveler and Lionel, Jon-Michael Reese as a Reveler and Sagramore, and 11-year old Sana "Prince" Sarr in the role of Tom who opens the play, appears throughout, and already shows his "star" power.

Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Britney Coleman (Guenevere), Sana "Prince" Sarr (Tom)
Robert Sean Leonard (Arthur), Stephen Mark Lukas (Lancelot)
Patrick Andrews (Squire), Michael De Souza (Squire)
photo by Carol Rosegg

From beginning to end, the story of Camelot and the actors who breathed life into its characters was magical! For 2 hours and 5 minutes we left the world of Westport Connecticut behind and were transported to Camelot and to the days of the Knights of the Round Table.

Robert Sean Leonard, Patrick Andrews - Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Robert Sean Leonard (Arthur), Patrick Andrews (Mordred)
photo by Carol Rosegg

Camelot is a must see "adventure" for all ages that will leave you enchanted. As for the performance we saw on October 8, 2016, the audience rewarded the cast with a well deserved standing ovation. Bravo for an exceptional evening of theatre!

Britney Coleman, Stephen Mark Lukas - Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Britney Coleman (Guenevere), Stephan Mark Lukas (Lancelot)
photo by Carol Rosegg

Camelot Cast

Patrick Andrews
Reveler/Squire Dap/Mordred
Britney Coleman
Reveler/Guenevere
Michael De Souza
Reveler/Squire Dap/Young Page
Mike Evariste
Reveler/Dinadan
Robert Sean Leonard
Reveler/Arthur
Stephen Mark Lukas
Reveler/Lancelot
Brian Owen
Reveler/Lionel
Jon-Michael Reese
Reveler/Sagramore
Sana "Prince" Sarr
Tom

The Creative Team

Alan Jay Lerner
Book & Lyrics
Frederick Loewe
Music
David Lee
Book Adapter
Mark Lamos
Director/ Artistic Director
Connor Gallagher
Choreographer
Michael Yeargan
Scenic Design
Wade Laboissonnier
Costume Design
Robert Wierzel
Lighting Design
Domonic Sack
Sound Design
Wayne Barker
Music Director
Michael Rossny
Fight Director
Shane Ann Younts
Dialect Consultant
Karin White
Props Master
Frank Lombardi
Production Stage Manager
Garrett Rollins
Assistant Stage Manage
Michael Barker
Managing Director
Tara Rubin Casting
Casting

Performance Information: Running time is 2 hour and 5 minutes; includes use of stage fog.

Camelot performance schedule is Tuesday at 7:00 pm., Wednesday at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm, Thursday and Friday at 8:00 pm., Saturday at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm. and Sunday at 3:00 pm.  Special series feature Taste of Tuesday, LGBT Night OUT, Opening Night, Sunday Symposium, Open Captions, Thursday TalkBack, Together at the Table Family Dinner, Playhouse Happy Hour, and Backstage Pass. 

Britney Coleman, Stephen Mark Lukas -Camelot - Westport Country Playhouse - Westport, CT, USA - photo by Carol Rosegg
Britney Coleman (Guenevere), Stephen Mark Lukas (Lancelot)
photo by Carol Rosegg

For information on the play or to purchase tickets, please call the box office at 203-227-4177 or call the toll-free number at 888-927-7529, or visit them on the website at www.WestportPlayhouse.org.

The Westport Country Playhouse Box Office is open during Performance Days Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 8:30 pm, Saturday from 11:00 am until 8:30 pm, Sunday from 11:00 am until 3:30 pm, and is closed on Monday. Non-Performance Days, the Box Office is open Tuesday through Friday from 12:00 pm until 6:00 pm, and is closed on Monday.

Robert Sean Leonard, Sana
Robert Sean Leonard (Arthur), Sana "Prince" Sarr (Tom)
photo by Carol Rosegg

The Westport Country Playhouse named as "Theatre Company of the Year" in December 2013 by The Wall Street Journal, opened in the 1930s in a transformed 1835 cow barn, which has, and continues to attract, a "who's who" of prominent actors. Looking at the framed posters of past shows that line the lobby walls was like entering an encyclopedia of the arts. A few of the many renowned actors who have appeared on the stage there include Ethyl Barrymore, Dorothy and Lillian Gish, Tallulah Bankhead, Gloria Swanson, Don Ameche, Hume Cronin and Jessica Tandy, Jane Fonda, Danny Aiello, Blythe Danner, Jill Clayburgh, Richard Dreyfus, Whoopi Goldberg, Liza Minnelli, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Redgrave, Gene Wilder, and Westport residents Joanne Woodward and Paul Newman.

"Westport Country Playhouse, a not-for-profit theater, serves as a cultural nexus for patrons, artists and students and is a treasured resource for the State of Connecticut.  There are no boundaries to the creative thinking for future seasons or the kinds of audiences and excitement for theater that Westport Country Playhouse can build."

For information on upcoming events and other performances, please visit the website:  www.WestportPlayhouse.org.

Upcoming Performances in 2016 - 2017

Plays
Dates Running
Camelot
October 4 - November 5, 2016
   
Family Festivities
Dates Running
The Mixed-Up Fairy Tale
November 20, 2016
A Very Electric Christmas
December 18, 2016
Biscuit
January 22, 2017
Twinkle Tames a Dragon
February 12, 2017
The Cat in the Hat
March 19, 2017
Pete the Cat
April 2, 2017
   
Plays 2017 Season
Dates Running
Lettice & Lovage
May 30 - June 17, 2017
Grounded
July 11 - 29, 2017
Appropriate  
August 15 - September 2, 2017
Sex with Strangers
September 26 - October 14, 2017
Romeo and Juliet
October 31 - November 19, 2017

 

Westport Country Playhouse  
25 Powers Court
Westport, Connecticut  06880
United States
Box Office:     +1-203-227-4177
Toll-Free:       +1-888-927-7529
Fax:               +1-203-454-3239
Box Office:     +1-203-227-4177
Website:        
www.WestportPlayhouse.org
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