Saturday, October 18, 2014

Rozsa Center to present "Camelot" Oct. 21

Camelot poster courtesy Rozsa Center.

HOUGHTON -- The national tour of Lerner and Lowe’s legendary musical, Camelot, arrives at the Rozsa Center for one night only -- at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. This bold new interpretation of the four-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical tells the story of King Arthur, Guinevere and Lancelot. Houghton Elementary fourth grade student Tom Knewtson, who auditioned in September, appears at the end of Act Two as Tom of Warwick.

The production is a sumptuous, visually arresting re-imagining of the time-honored fable of chivalry, majesty and romance.

"This is sort of a reinvention of Camelot. It’s the story as you’ve never seen it before," said Rozsa Center Interim Director Mary Muncil. "This version is a darker, grittier, more dramatic rendition. Never has this story been more captivating."

The story tells of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But, when his beautiful new Queen Guinevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, his most trusted knight, give in to their passion for each other, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues.

Cost is $22 for adults and $11 for youth age 17 and under. Michigan Tech student tickets are free with the Experience Tech Fee. Tickets can be purchased online, by calling the Ticketing Office in the SDC at 487-2073 or visiting in person. Hours for the Ticketing Office are from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Friday; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday; and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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