Camelot | Drury Lane Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Camelot The Short List (Theater) Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 4 2015

Drury Lane's revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's 1960 musical about King Arthur and his court seems to have everything going for it—strong direction and choreography (Alan Souza), a terrific cast, great costumes (Maggie Hofmann), and a brilliant set (Kevin Depinet), all to go with a wonderful score full of memorable tunes. And Christy Altomare is everything you'd want in a Guenevere—charming, vivacious, and with a voice to die for. Likewise, Travis Taylor's Lancelot is very much the kind of knight—filled with equal measures of chivalry and testosterone—who'd sweep a queen off her feet. Sadly, it's all for naught: the cracks in Lerner's famously misbegotten book still show. The story lurches along, and parts of the show feel like a misfiring SNL sketch. —Jack Helbig

Price: $40-$55

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