Camelot | Drury Lane Theatre | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader
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When: Wednesdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 4 2015
Price: $40-$55
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



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