Panelists for the League of Cincinnati Theatres (LCT) have recognized The Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Centerâ€™s Camelot in Concert with 3 LCT nominations, for lead actors (Mark Hardy and Doug Carpenter), lead actress (Danielle Knox), as well as distinguishing it as a recommended production.
In the magical age of Merlin and the Round Table, Arthur and Guenevere preside over tranquil Camelot in enlightened bliss, until bold Sir Lancelot and the queen succumb to a romance that betrays Arthur and threatens to tear his kingdom and his ideals asunder. With cherished songs including â€œIf Ever I Would Leave Youâ€ and â€œHow To Handle a Woman,â€ Lerner & Loeweâ€™s lyrical score enchants under the baton of Mischa Santora and members of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra.
Panelists praised Mark Hardyâ€™s portrayal of King Arthur as â€œconvincingâ€: â€œhe completely filled his role as Arthur, performing with absolute assurance.â€ Doug Carpenter as Lancelot was â€œa powerhouse both in voice and acting sensibilitiesâ€; â€œhe acted with grace and simplicity which only increased his strength and stature as Lanceâ€. Danielle Knox â€œwas a nearly perfect Guenevere: pretty, flighty then maturingâ€; her voice was â€œdivineâ€. Panelists thought this concert version of Camelot was â€œa wonderful concept, making for an up-close, intimate experience for the audience.â€
Camelot in Concert continues through February 3rd. Tickets can be purchased at www.thecarnegie.com.
Final LCT awards will be determined at the end of the season and announced at the LCT gala in the spring.