BWW Reviews: The Arvada Center Presents a Stunning Homage to Beloved Classic, CAMELOT
The Arvada Center presents Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award winning musical classic CAMELOT, playing now through October 6th. CAMELOT follows the rise and fall of one of the most famous love triangles of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot.
Now I know that I may be burned at the stake for this, but compared to other Lerner and Loewe classics, CAMELOT is not their strongest musical. While Act One is so focused, Act Two seems to wander all over the place and the show desperately cries out for a love duet that is seriously missed throughout. With that said, I have to give high praises to the cast of crew of the Arvada Center for creating a night of magic and wonder with this outstanding production. I truly appreciate that the Arvada Center gives rebirth and a newly found appreciation to these sometimes forgotten classics (most notably their award winning production of MAN OF LA MANCHA last season) and hope that they continue this tradition in the future. Memorable musical numbers include - The Simple Joys of Maidenhood, C'est Moi, The Lusty Month of May, Take me to the Fair, How to Handle a Woman, The Jousts, Before I Can Gaze at You Again, If I Would Ever Leave You, I Loved You Once in Silence, and Guenevere.