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‘Camelot’ tour spins classic musical ‘Game of Thrones’-style

May 15, 2015 5:12 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Basil Considine, Twin Cities Daily Planet Take a walk over to Rice Park at night, peer through the glass at the Ordway, and you might notice that the Music Theater has been occupied by a squadron of marauding knights. This armored band bears the crest of a Camelot tour, but the production that they present and represent is not your grandfather’s Camelot. The first thing that stands out about this revamped production is that ... more

Alec Fisher

Young Maple Grove actor to grace Ordway stage

May 15, 2015 5:03 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Alicia Miller, Maple Grove Press & News The stage of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will be graced by Maple Grove resident Alec Fisher. He will be sharing the role of Tom of Warwick in the national Broadway tour of Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” which will be performed at the Ordway between now and May 17. Alec, a home schooled ninth grader, is splitting the role with Henry Constable, a Wayzata native ... more

A Classically Inspired “Camelot” at the Ordway

May 14, 2015 12:02 pm | Leave your thoughts

By John Townsend, Lavender Magazine The tour of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s Camelot at the Ordway has the look and feel of a grand opera and the archetypal sense of Greek tragedy. Director Michael McFadden’s approach to Lerner’s book and lyrics is sternly attuned to the idealistic antiwar viewpoint that “might is not right” for its own sake but that might should be used for right, or in other words, the common good. It recognizes that defenseless illiterate peasants ... more

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‘Ah, Camelot, where the tables are round and the relationships triangular’

May 13, 2015 2:27 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Rohan Preston, Star Tribune Director Michael McFadden’s revival of the 1960 musical “Camelot” is dominated by a giant metallic sculpture that resembles oversized weapons refashioned for peace. Representing an abstracted forest in Kevin Depinet’s set design, the hanging sculpture dwarfs the actors on the Ordway Music Theater stage, where the national touring production opened Tuesday for a weeklong run. In fact, it looks like something that might collapse onto them at any moment. That ... more

How Was the Show? reviews ‘Camelot’

May 13, 2015 2:25 pm | Leave your thoughts

By John Olive, How Was the Show? Camelot (at the Ordway, through May 17) harkens back to a simpler age, when a sturdy chap like Lancelot could be an arrogant, egotistical, sword-twirling, overweening and preening [your carefully chosen word here], and still get the girl. Nowadays a fellow must pay at least lip-service to sensitivity and depth, without which the Gueneveres of the world will reject him outright. As well they should. Camelot‘s Act One ... more

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Play Off the Page reviews ‘Camelot’

May 13, 2015 2:11 pm | Leave your thoughts

By Mary Aalgaard, Play Off the Page My sister Joy and I attended the National Tour of Camelot at the Ordway Performing Arts Center in St. Paul, MN. It is a magnificent show – lovely, heroic, and a little Renfesty. They cast it perfectly, and everyone has a tremendous singing voice (I particularly loved Mary McNulty’s as Guenevere). You feel love and sympathy for King Arthur. You see Guenevere’s internal conflict as she tries to ... more

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‘Camelot’ makeover at Ordway mashes up ‘Bachelorette’ and ‘Game of Thrones’

May 11, 2015 11:27 am | Leave your thoughts

Guenevere has to make a weighty choice in “Camelot,” updated as “The Bachelorette” meets “Game of Thrones”   By Rohan Preston, Star Tribune “Camelot,” the 1960 musical by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, is still anchored in the legend of King Arthur and his knights of the roundtable, with a love triangle at the heart of this story of medieval battles and conflict. But in length, look and feel, the revival that opens Tuesday ... more

‘Camelot Kids’ Coming to the Ordway

May 11, 2015 11:19 am | Leave your thoughts

Alec Fisher and Henry Constable, two local boys cast as Tom of Warwick in the Ordway run of the national tour of Camelot, stopped by the WCCO studio to talk about the show, how they got the part and what they’re looking forward to about their Ordway debuts.