SONORA – Sierra Repertory Theatre opened their Legendary 2020 season with a different take on the classic musical “Camelot” on Sunday, March 1.
Camelot tells the story of the idealistic King Arthur who led Britain against Saxon invaders in the late fifth and early sixth centuries, a fable that was later adapted in T.H. White's book The Once and Future King, which was later turned into the musical.
Idealistic King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of the Round Table. His ideals, however, are tested when his lovely queen, Guinevere, falls in love with the young Sir Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.
Camelot is still well-known as the wistful, inspirational musical about a leader of conscience and a commitment to the ideals of better, fairer government. Not to mention, a reminder of a bygone administration headed by John F. Kennedy that, at the time, adopted the musical as an avatar of its own aspirations.
Regular performances began Sunday, March 1. A post show Q&A with the cast and director will be held on Wednesday, April 8 and is included free of charge with the purchase of a ticket to that performance. This production is rated PG for mature themes. Camelot plays in the East Sonora Theatre until April 12.
For more information about Sierra Repertory Theatre and upcoming shows, please visit www.SierraRep.org or call the Box Office at (209) 532-3120.