BWW Review: CAMELOT Brings a Hilarious Musical to Wesport

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Camelot opened at Westpost Country Playhouse over the weekend, bringing with it excellent talent on the stage and hearty laughter from the seats.

Based on T.H. White's, The Once and Future King and after Lerner & Loews historic musical, this recent adaptation directed by Mark Lamos proves a modern twist can be a good thing.

A gripping but funny tale that reels the audience in with King Arthur (Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard) and his Queen Guenevere (Britney Coleman), who seem happy enough - even if she is out frolicking with plenty other men - until Sir Lancelot (Stephen Mark Lukas) makes his debut. A strapping fighter who will stop at nothing to become one of the King's knights at the Round Table, but that's not his only quest. When he meets the Queen, he knows the King isn't the only one he wishes to prove himself to, and soon the two are carrying on a scandalous love affair that can lead everyone to danger.

The story makes for great chaos with plenty of moments that make you gasp in horrific delight, while still presenting the fable, love is stronger than hate, and sometimes you have to let go in of the things that matter the most.

Camelot is now playing at the Westpost Country Playhouse until November 5th.

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