People in musicals break into song at the drop of a hat, especially if that's their cue to sing, "Hats Are Falling Off All Over (Ain't It Windy?)." Doff your cap to this GrouponLive deal.
- One ticket to see New Repertory Theatre’s Camelot
- Where: Charles Mosesian Theater at The Arsenal Center for the Arts
- Door time: 30 minutes before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.<p>
- $25 for orchestra seating, valid November 23 or 24 (up to $50.75 value)
- $30 for tier-B seating, valid November 29–December 1 (up to $55.75 value)
- Click here to view the seating chart.<p>
King Arthur, Queen Guinevere, and Sir Lancelot. Their legend is forever etched in fantasy buffs’ collective consciousness, but it was T.H. White’s 1958 novel The Once and Future King that bequeathed the eternal three an elusive quality so rare in myth: humanity. Camelot, Lerner and Loewe’s Tony Award–winning musical from 1960, sets the story to a sweeping score without watering down the subtle, interdependent mixture of ineffable joy and fathomless sorrow that made the novel so affecting.
As the curtain lifts, Arthur and Guinevere separately mull over their shared reluctance to enter into an arranged marriage, as Arthur confesses in the song “I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight.” Thanks to a brief case of mistaken identity, the two find themselves falling in love, to the delight of Arthur’s mentor, Merlyn. The wizard, who remembers the future instead of the past, knows his time with the young king is growing short but can’t be certain Arthur has been properly warned of the troubles that will accompany his reign. That trouble makes its first appearance in the arrival of Lancelot (“C’est Moi”), a brash and bragging knight who makes more enemies than he should by living up to his boastfulness. Over time, the Frenchman becomes Arthur’s best friend and truest knight, and simultaneously kindles a passion with his liege’s bride, unknowingly sowing the seeds of Camelot’s downfall. The three might have lived out their lives in ignorant bliss but for the machinations of Arthur’s illegitimate son, Mordred, who scorns his father’s philosophy of might-for-right (“Fie on Goodness”) and covets the throne, having been consigned to a life in an adult-sized highchair.<p>
New Repertory Theatre
The three-decade old company takes pride in staging thought-provoking works, including afterlife: a ghost story and Opus, which help guide audiences toward the true meaning of loss and friendship. This approach, as well as its penchant for staging new works from New England–area playwrights, has earned the company 21 Elliot Norton Awards and 40 IRNE Awards. But its contributions don’t stop there. In addition to performances at its home base, Arsenal Center for the Arts, the New Rep frequently transports the magic of the theatre to underserved schools for free or pro-rated productions.<p>