Arthur’s legend continues at Huron Country Playhouse
Leading lady in Camelot was finalist on CBC’s How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria
Fifty years after celebrated musical writers Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe wrote the hit, Camelot makes its Huron Country Playhouse debut this week, with eight shows a week from July 8 to 25. Set in medieval England, the musical – from the team that created My Fair Lady, which appeared at the Playhouse last year – tells the story of King Arthur, his Queen Guenevere, and her lover Lancelot.
“The Huron Country Playhouse is renowned for staging extraordinary musicals, and this production is no exception,” Drayton Entertainment artistic director Alex Mustakas said in a release. “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to present this spectacular production to our audiences in Grand Bend for the first time.”
Full of action, magic, and romance, Camelot is billed as a musical for everyone. The original Broadway production won four Tony awards, and spawned a film version that won three Oscars. Jayme Armstrong, a contestant on How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria, takes the lead role of Queen Guenevere, made famous by Julie Andrews. Mark Harapiak is King Arthur, and Gabriel Burrafato plays Sir Lancelot. In all, the cast consists of 16 performers under the direction of Timothy French.
Tickets for Camelot can be ordered by calling the Huron Country Playhouse Box Office at (519) 238-6000 or toll free at 1-888-449-4463. To find out more about the 2009 season, visit www.huroncountryplayhouse.com.