This week through June 14, playing at the Starlight Theater in Kansas City is Camelot.
One of theatre’s most legendary musicals, Camelot recounts the time-honored legend of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot and the Knights of the Round Table. This enchanted fable of chivalry, majesty and brotherhood is a four-time Tony Award® winning show. Camelot’s celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood” and, of course, the title song.
The show is 2 1/2 hours long and is intended for family audiences, though there was some bad language. I am slightly familiar with this musical and so it was fun to hear familiar songs as well as some I wasn’t as familiar with. I had expected a lot of sword fighting, but there ended up only being a small moment of it. I think that the show was a little long and not as entertaining as I was hoping, but I LOVE going to Starlight so it was fun to just be there.
The most exciting thing about Camelot is that it features three local boys. At the end of the show King Arthur meets Tom of Warwick. Three local boys have been cast in the part and take turns each night playing the role. It’s so fun to see these little actors adding to their resumes.