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Landless Theatre’s compact ‘Camelot’ comes with huge voices

ENCORE PERFORMANCE: Landless Theatre Firm‘s Camelot strikes to New Spire Arts this weekend the place it’ll carry out 3 times — Friday, October 28, 2022, at 8 pm; Saturday, October 29, at 8 pm; Sunday, October 30, at 2 pm — within the Weinberg Heart for the Arts,  20 West Patrick Road, Frederick, MD. Tickets ($25) can be found for buy on-line. 

Really helpful for ages 12 and up.

For particular wants, group gross sales, or different seating questions, please contact the field workplace at 301-600-2828. All internet gross sales are stopped 2 hours earlier than the efficiency begin time; tickets should still be accessible on the door.

COVID Security: Masks are really helpful however not required. See the Weinberg Heart’s well being and security protocols.

This overview of the manufacturing was initially revealed on September 21, 2022

Camelot has grow to be a everlasting fixture in trendy interpretations of the Arthurian legend. Primarily based on the King Arthur legend as tailored from T. H. White’s 1958 novel The As soon as and Future King, the unique manufacturing of Camelot, directed by Moss Hart with music by Lerner and Lowe, ran on Broadway for 873 performances. It gained 4 Tony Awards, based mostly largely on the star energy and recognition of Richard Burton as Arthur, Julie Andrews as Guinevere, and a brand new matinee idol, Robert Goulet, as Lancelot.

Landless Theatre’s manufacturing of Camelot on the Gaithersburg Arts Barn delights the viewers with a well-rounded forged of 10 proficient actors, who painting their characters with integrity. Director Terri Magers brings the imaginative and prescient to life with this small-cast model that honors many of the beloved characters and the well-known songs.

Rob Apgar (Lancelot) and Shaina Kuhn (Guenevere) in ‘Camelot.’ Courtesy of Landless Theatre Firm.

Whereas this manufacturing makes use of very fundamental and easy costuming that is still fixed all through, I’ve to confess I discovered myself wishing for a little bit extra. Costuming creates greater than a visible impact — it establishes transformation into character. Whereas extravagance isn’t at all times crucial, it will have been good to see a little bit extra generosity with the knights and the king and queen, significantly because the forged and set had been minimal. That being mentioned, though one might need expectations of grander costumes and palatial adornments, surprisingly, the minimalistic strategy on this manufacturing works. The musical numbers had been properly achieved by everybody within the forged with applicable humor and intent. The one downside, for my part, was the shortage of an ensemble for the rousing “Lusty Month of Could” quantity, the place Guinevere playfully teases the forged with hints of the naughtiness that may include the start of spring.

As King Arthur, Andrew Lloyd Baughman provides his character the correct quantity of shyness and attraction as he portrays the person who has a transparent imaginative and prescient of a world he desires to see however ultimately realizes that his beliefs of chivalry and righteousness are to not be. Baughman’s rendition of “The right way to Deal with a Lady” is poignant and tender.

Forged members Timothy King, Ben Topa, and Rob Apgar Taylor give rousing and enjoyable performances as knights of the spherical desk. Sam Intrater is deliciously evil as Mordred. Rob Apgar is a properly voiced Lancelot with good bodily presence.

The standout, by far, is Shaina Kuhn. Everybody, after all, most likely can’t assist however examine each Guinevere in existence to the “Julie Andrews normal,” which is tough to beat. Nonetheless, Kuhn’s efficiency is flawless. Vocally, she displays nice management and a stunning timbred voice that flies effortlessly to the excessive notes, from her first musical quantity, “The Easy Joys of Maidenhood,” to her wistful rendition of “Earlier than I Stare upon You Once more.” Her performing delivers the exact demeanor of the mischievous maiden with the sweetness that’s applicable for Guinevere.

Nods must also go to Stage Supervisor Amanda Williams and Music Director Andrew Lloyd Baughman for his or her means to steadiness the recorded rating with the quantity of the actors. This is usually a tough achievement even in a small venue, particularly when the actors are usually not utilizing amplification gear.

‘The Lusty Month of Could’: The ensemble of ‘Camelot.’ Courtesy of Landless Theatre Firm.

King Arthur and Camelot have been referenced by monarchs and politicians who could also be hoping to align themselves with the famed fantasy of an idealized society. Maybe probably the most widespread of those associations comes from the period of John F. Kennedy, whose presence, for some anyway, captured the youth and vitality of a hopeful technology. In any occasion, we at all times appear to want for a noble king the place good at all times wins, don’t we?

Working Time: Two hours together with a 15-minute intermission.

Camelot performs by way of September 25, 2022, in partnership with the Landless Theatre Firm on the Arts Barn, 311 Kent Sq. Street, Gaithersburg, MD. Performances are Friday and Saturday at 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Buy tickets ($24; $20, scholar  ages 15–21; $15, youth ages 14 and below) on-line. On-line ticket gross sales finish two hours previous to the efficiency. Tickets might also be bought in individual on the Arts Barn field workplace or by contacting the Arts Barn.

Really helpful for ages 12 and up.

COVID Security: Given Montgomery County’s present COVID neighborhood stage, masks are inspired however not required in Metropolis of Gaithersburg amenities. Social distancing can also be inspired to the extent attainable. Overview the Metropolis of Gaithersburg COVID security data right here.

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot – Small-Forged Model

Reveler #1, Mordred, Dap: Sam Intrater
Reveler #2, Dinadan: Timothy R. King
Reveler #3, Sagramore: Rob Apgar-Taylor
Reveler #4, Lionel: Ben Topa
Reveler #5, Tom (choose performances): Ademide Akinsola
Reveler #5, Tom (choose performances): William Warwick
Reveler #6, Arthur: Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Reveler #7, Guenevere: Shaina Kuhn
Reveler #7, Guenevere (standby): Tori Weaver
Reveler #8, Lancelot: Rob Apgar

Director: Terri Magers
Music Director: Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Stage Supervisor: Amanda Williams
Choreography: Terri Magers and Andrew Lloyd Baughman
Costume Help: Brenna St. Ours and Meaghan Whitney



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