FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Ordway Center for the Performing Arts Presents
Lerner & Loewes
May 1217, 2015
Two local boys cast in Broadway tours Twin Cities premiere
ST. PAUL, Minn. (April 9, 2015) The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will welcome the national tour of Lerner & Loewes Camelot to the Saint Paul stage May 1217. Tickets for the touring Broadway production, which reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot, are available now and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office.
The Ordway engagement of Camelot will feature two local actors in the role of Tom of Warwick, a young boy who believes he is destined to be a knight. Alec Fisher, a homeschooled 9th grader from Maple Grove, and Henry Constable, a Wayzata native who is a 7th grader at Valley View Middle School in Edina, will alternate the role throughout the Ordway run. Fisher and Constable have appeared on stages all over the Twin Cities and were both most recently seen in Oliver! at the Pantages Theatre.
Camelot recounts the legend of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But, when his beautiful new Queen Guenevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, King Arthurs most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthurs illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot. The shows celebrated score includes the classics If Ever I Would Leave You, The Simple Joys of Maidenhood and the title song, Camelot.
Camelot features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe and is based on the King Arthur legend adapted from the T.H. White novel, The Once and Future King. This all-new production is directed by Michael McFadden and features scenic design by Kevin Depinet, lighting design by Mike Baldassari and sound design by Craig Cassidy.
For tickets and more information, visit www.ordway.org.
ABOUT THE ORDWAY CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The Ordway is widely recognized as one of the nations leading nonprofit performing arts centers and Saint Pauls most elegant and inviting performance space. The Ordways Music Theater and Concert Hall attract diverse audiences with an array of productions showcasing the finest in American musical theater, world music, dance and vocal performance. Education and community engagement are integral to the Ordways mission, with major initiatives including the annual Flint Hills International Childrens Festival and Ordway Education programs that serve more than 50,000 students annually. The Ordway also sponsors the Saint Paul Conservatory for Performing Artists, a charter high school with a professionally guided academic and artistic environment that trains aspiring pre-professional performing artists. Together with the Minnesota Opera, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and The Schubert Club, the Ordway is a member of the Arts Partnership and serves as the principal venue for their performances. For more information, visit www.ordway.org.