“Camelot” Opens Tonight

August 5, 2010

Karen Santos directs “Camelot” at the Cotuit Center for the Arts

“Don’t let it be forgot that once there was a spot for one brief shining moment that was known as Camelot.”

Lerner and Lowe’s “Camelot” opens tonight at 8 PM at the Cotuit Center for the Arts. It runs Thursday through Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 4 PM  through August 22. Tickets are $22 for general admission, $20 for members and seniors, and $10 for students and may be purchased by calling 508-428-0669 or visiting www.artsonthecape.com.

Directed by Karen Santos, and starring Peter Cook as King Arthur, Jennifer Perrault-Minshall as Guenevere, and Rob Minshall as Lancelot, “Camelot” is the timeless tale of Arthur’s dream to bring civility to his realm through the Knights of the Round Table. It is full of great music: “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” “The Lusty Month of May,” “How to Handle a Woman,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “What Do The Simple Folk Do?” and, of course, “Camelot.”

I talked with Karen Santos recently about the show:

Because “Camelot” is closely associated with the presidency of John F. Kennedy, the arts center is complementing the show with its “American Camelot” exhibit in its arts gallery. It includes rare photographs on loan from the JFK Library and Museum in Boston and from the JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation, as well as paintings and photographs from Cape Cod artists that reflect the Kennedy family’s connection with the Cape.

There is no admission charge to view this display. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10 AM to 4 PM, and Saturday, 10 AM to 2 PM.

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