CAMELOT (Act II Playhouse): 60-second review

Joey Abramowicz, Patrick Romano, Rajeer Alford, Eileen Cella, Luke Bradt, and Jordan Dobson sing "The Lusty Month of May" in Camelot, on stage at Act II Playhouse until June 24. Photo by Bill D'Agostino.

Joey Abramowicz, Patrick Romano, Rajeer Alford, Eileen Cella, Luke Bradt, and Jordan Dobson sing “The Lusty Month of May” in CAMELOT, on stage at Act II Playhouse until June 24. Photo by Bill
D’Agostino.

Act II Playhouse presents Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe’s CAMELOT with a well-seasoned cast and crew directed by Matt Pfeiffer. CAMELOT is the legendary story of King Arthur (Jeffrey Coon) and Guenevere (Eileen Cella), a hesitant arranged-marriage couple who found love. Arthur released Excalibur from its stone confinement and was deemed king; he relied heavily on the guidance of his mentor, a magician named Merlyn (Scott Langdon). After he and Guenevere marry, they set out to change the face of a Knight’s duty from one of warring and pillage to peace, morality, honor, and protection for the people. The Knights of the Round Table attracts the interest of his most trusted Knights – Sagramore (Jordan Dobson), Dinadan (Rajeer Alford), Sir Lionel (Joey Abramowicz) – and the Squire Dap (Patrick Romano). The world takes notice and so does moral, handsome knight Lancelot (Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton) who eventually catches Guenevere’s eye. The Round Table also catches the attention of the less savory Mordred (Luke Bradt) who has his own plans for the Knights.  

CAMELOT is the example of a group of talent working together to create an amazing experience for the audience. Between the director, costumes, choreography, and more, they worked hard to bring this large-scale play to a small stage. The fight director (Ian Rose) in particular was able to create a dramatic performance that brought about the beginning of the end of Arthur’s vision. The actors were convincing and on-point, their voices were exceptional, and they delivered the story of CAMELOT with tremendous success. They were beautiful, funny, and believable. Prepare for an entertaining evening!

[Act II, Ambler, PA] May 15–June 24, 2018act2.org

Due to popular demand, CAMELOT is extended again through June 24. 

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Lauren Hartranft

Lauren Hartranft grew up engrossed in books, theater, and music. She daylights as a behavior consultant, which she believes helps her perceive daily life, personalities, and theater in a unique way. She’s a self-proclaimed foodie and borderline hippie who likes to garden, make her own wine, and absorb as much culture from the world around her as possible. Lauren can be reached via email at lhartranft@verizon.net.