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"Camelot" Brings Medieval England to Life
At MCCC's Kelsey Theatre Oct. 21-30


9/30/11



West Windsor, N.J. - Experience the pageantry of the legendary kingdom of "Camelot." Playful Theatre Productions presents the Tony Award winning Lerner and Lowe classic at Mercer County Community College's Kelsey Theatre Fridays, Oct. 21 and 28 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays, Oct. 22 and 29 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. Kelsey Theatre is located on Mercer's West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road. A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night show on Oct. 21.

Audiences will be captivated by this tale of bravery, love, betrayal, and human frailty, woven into the rich tapestry of a time long past and set to an unforgettable musical score. Based on T.H. White's "The Once and Future King," the show takes place in Medieval England, where King Arthur, inspired by his lovely Queen Guinevere, establishes a new kind of court. The Knights of the Round Table, whose motto is "might for right," are dedicated to chivalry and high-minded ideals. But the plot thickens as the handsome Sir Lancelot catches the queen's eye and others threaten to discredit the court and king. With his honor at stake and enemies lurking, King Arthur must make hard decisions as he attempts to keep his ideals alive.

The original 1960 Broadway production starred Richard Burton and Julie Andrews and was the winner of four Tony Awards. It enjoyed several successful Broadway revivals; a film version was released in 1967.

The Camelot cast features, clockwise from top left, Dominick Sannelli as Mordred, William Kamps as Arthur, Kami Matthews as Guinevere, and Kevin Palardy as Lancelot.

Starring in "Camelot" are: Tom Bessellieu of Lawrenceville as Merlin; Sean Downing of Lumberton as Pellinore; William Kamps of Burlington as King Arthur; Kami Matthews of Jenkintown, Pa., as Guinevere; Kevin Palardy of Doylestown, Pa., as Lancelot; Dominick Sannelli of Levittown, Pa., as Mordred; and Nicky Torchia of Langhorne, Pa., as Tom of Warwick. Ensemble members are: Jeb Barkenbush of West Windsor as Sir Lionel; Katie Downey of New Brunswick as Morgan LeFey; Dan Golazeski of Ewing as Sir Dinadan; Jonathan Martin of East Windsor as Sir Sagramore; Kate McCabe of Cookstown as Nimue; Donna Reed of Hamilton; and Rachel Tovar of Plainsboro.

The production crew includes director Frank Ferrara, producer Suzanne Smith, musical director Shannon Ferrara, choreographer Nicole Machin, and stage managers Nancy Russell and Ruth Kresge.

Tickets are $18 for adults; $16 for seniors, and $14 for students and children. Free parking is available next to the theater. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available next to the theater.

For the complete events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:

2011-12 Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Information
Tomato Patch Visual and
Performing Arts Workshops

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