The Wilton High School theater department is at it again, preparing for another Broadway-quality show. This time they are performing Camelot, an epic story of love, sacrifice, and courage on the David F. Clune Center stage May 14-16. Based on the novel, The Once and Future King, by T.H. White, Camelot retells the timeless legend of King Arthur (played by junior Griffin King), Queen Guenevere (Caitlin Witty, senior), Sir Lancelot (Daniel Glynn, junior) and the knights of the round table.

With its first performance on Broadway in 1960, the show dazzled audiences with its whimsical sets, colorful and elegant costumes, and of course, the beautiful score (with classics including the poignant “If Ever I Would Leave You” and contagiously fun larger numbers like “The Lusty Month of May”). Wilton High School aims to pay homage to this magically grand Broadway version, as well as mix in some faster-paced action to appeal to a modern audience and relate to social and political issues we still face today.

Because of its great demand for production value to recreate the fantastical sets and costumes, this show is rarely done by high school programs. However, after Wilton’s very successful fall play, Romeo and Juliet, director Meredith Walker and producer Marty Kozlowski believed that the company possessed the strong acting skills needed to pull off such a monumental musical. The leads (King, Witty, and Glynn along with Harry Wendorff in dual roles King Pellinore and Merlyn, Gabby Pucci as Nimue, Irish Harvey as Morgan Le Fay, Kevin Collins as Sir Dinadan, and Luke Maloney as Mordred) offer a poignant and honest rendition of the classic show while the incredibly strong and talented ensemble adds to the magnificent grandeur and whimsical atmosphere for the show.

The student actors have loved being a part of the company too.

“It’s been nothing but exciting. This year’s cast is one of the most dedicated and talented groups I’ve ever worked with. I am so proud that we’ve put together such a beautiful show and I cannot think of better actors and friends to be with on stage,” Glynn said, adding, “Playing Lancelot has been such a gift.”

Tickets for the show can be purchased via email or by calling 203.834.4844, Admission is $12 for students and $15 for adults. Performances are May 14 at 7:30 p.m.May 15 at 8 p.m., and May 16 at 4 p.m..

This story has been updated on May 13, at 10:45 a.m. to include a quote from one of the actors.

One reply on “A Lot to Love in ‘Camelot,’ WHS’s Spring Musical”

  1. Great show, poor turnout last night, tickets available. Make a real effort to go tonight or Saturday afternoon! You will be amazed at the talent on the stage at the Clune Center.

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