Character Descriptions

Camelot

Sunday, January 5, 2020 at 7:30pm
or
Monday, January 6, 2020 at 8:00pm

Callbacks: Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 8:00pm

Opens Friday, March 6, 2020


All Roles Open

Role Description
King Arthur

A rich and complex character, strong actor. Arthur is generous, compasionate, boyish, unsureof himself, yet, an inspiration to others.

Guenevere

(Soprano) – Must have both strong acting and legit singing skills. A spirited woman quite caught up in chivalry and the exciting possibilities of a promised life. She loves Arthur, but is in love with Lancelot.

Lancelot du Lac

(High Baritone) – Must have both strong acting and singing skills. Must sing, legit voice. Should create a strong, confident presence on stage. Abundantly self-assured Knight from France, who is a passionate disciple of Arthur and his roundtable. "The Greatest Knight in the world", whose onlyweakness is his love for Guenevere.

Merlyn

(Non-singing) – Character actor role, must be able to portray old age. Doubles as King Pellinore. The famouse wizard who teaches Arthur almost all he needs to know before taken away by Nimue.

King Pellinore

(Non-singing) Strong comedy character role, a rather befuddled type of character. Doubles as Merlyn. A Wonderfully funny and stuffily British old Knight-provides the most consistant comic relief in the show. Dedicated to Arthur. Very eccentric.

Nimue

Legit soprano, will also be in the ensemble.

Mordred

Illegitimate son of King Arthur. Strong dramatic acting skills required (antagonist character). A truly evil young man, who was "sired" by Arthur when the King was young and naive. A thoroughly and fascinatingly unlikeable fellow.

Morgan Le Fey

(Character singer) – Mordred’s gluttonous aunt. Strong acting skills. Powerful and evil sorceress.

Sir Dinaden, Sir Sagamore, Sir Lionel

Three named Knights who serve Arthur. All Devoted to Guenevere. They don't care for Lancelot. Singing soloists, also part of the ensemble.

Tom of Warwick

(Non-singing) A young boy. Appears at the end of the show, but may be worked into the ensemble as a page, squire, etc. A young boy destined to be a knight. He wants to fight for what is right and gives Arthur hope for the future.

Ensemble

Consists of Knights and Ladies of the court, many of whom have speaking roles. Very strong singers are needed for this ensemble.


Plot Synopsis

Camelot brings the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table to life with an extraordinary score and a story that poignantly dramatizes the human conflict at the heart of this classic tale. Based on T.H. White’s novel, The Once and Future King, Camelot tells the story of Arthur, a young squire who becomes King after extracting the sword Excalibur from its legendary rock. Camelot opens in the midst of the battle that destroyed King Arthur’s kingdom, and goes back to tell the story of how the battle came to be. The musical follows Arthur from a young, ambitious, idealistic King who dreams of creating a just society to the despairing king bearing witness to his dream’s demise. Arthur’s dream is inspired by his vivacious Queen Guenevere. Together, they create a kingdom where might works at the service of right and the King serves at a round table with no head — a symbol of collaboration and unity. But just as this utopian vision starts to become reality, everything begins to unravel. When Guenevere falls in love with Arthur’s most celebrated, beloved, and loyal knight, Lancelot, they begin a romance as doomed as it is passionate. Their troubles are compounded when Arthur’s illegitimate son, Mordred, arrives on the scene. In a world of human realities, can Camelot achieve the utopia of which Arthur dreams?