Camelot Theatre Company, Griffin Georgia

Recent Productions

   
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Narnia   The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe - (April 7-9, 2017) - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe is a fantasy novel for children by C. S. Lewis, published by Geoffrey Bles in 1950. It's the first published and best known of seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia (1950–1956). Most of the play is set in Narnia, a land of talking animals and mythical creatures that one White Witch has ruled for 100 years of deep winter. In the frame story, four English children are relocated to a large, old country house following a wartime evacuation. The youngest visits Narnia three times via the magic of a wardrobe in a spare room. All four children are together on her third visit, which verifies her fantastic claims. In Narnia, the siblings seem fit to fulfill an old prophecy and so are soon adventuring both to save Narnia and their lives.
 

 
The Return   The Return - Live in Concert - (September 24, 2016) - The Return got its start back in 1995 when four young friends got together to play their favorite Beatles songs just for the fun of it. It wasn’t long before they played in front of an audience at the request of a friend and as it turned out, were very well received. That show—which was supposed to be a one time thing--led to another gig, which led to another and so on until the band found themselves playing on a regular basis. They decided to go ahead and make it official. They named themselves the Roaches. As time went on, they began to polish up their act a bit and became fixated on the idea of striving for the highest level of authenticity possible. They wanted to recreate the early sixties Beatles concert experience from the tiniest detail (John Lennon’s on-stage gum-chewing) to the biggest, most expensive details (using exact replicas of the instruments and gear the Beatles used). While they were learning to comb their moptops just right and finding the right Beatle boots and black suits to wear, they were also learning each song note for note, rhythm for rhythm—getting the signature moves and ‘looks’ of the Fab Four down pat, too. They practiced relentlessly--with a growing passion for getting their show just right. In the years that followed a few members came and went, and the band took on a more professional presence. They got an agent, changed their name to the Return, and began to command the attention of more widely renowned clients not only in the United States, but in multiple other countries as well—including England.
 

 
The Lion King   The Lion King Jr. - (August 27-28, 2016) - Based on the Broadway production directed by Julie Taymor. Music by Elton John & Tim Rice. The African savannah comes to life on stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable cast of characters as they journey from Pride Rock to the jungle and back again in this inspiring coming-of-age tale.
 

 
The Outsiders   The Outsiders - (March 18-20, 2016) - The Outsiders deals with real people, seen through the eyes of young Ponyboy, a Greaser on the wrong side of life, caught up in territorial battles between the have-it-made rich kids, "the Socs", and his tough, underprivileged "greaser" family and friends.
 

 
Peter Pan   Peter Pan Jr. - (August 21-23, 2015) - A modern version of the timeless tale about a boy who wouldn't grow up. Wendy Darling loves to tell stories to her brothers, Michael and John. But when her father announces she must move out of the nursery, Peter Pan comes to visit the children and whisks them away to Never Land. Their adventure introduces them to the Lost Boys, Mermaids, Indians and even the infamous pirate, Captain Hook!
 

 
  The Adventures of Robin Hood - (April 10-12, 2015) - Join Robin Hood and his crew on an adventure through Sherwood Forest as they battle the evil Sheriff of Nottingham and and the equally loathesome Prince John. Set in 1194 in King Richard's Kingdom during the Crusades, this tale features tournaments, sword fights, as well as the comedic antics of Robin and his merry men as they steal from the rich to give to the poor.
 

 
  Hansel and Gretel - (November 14-16, 2014) - The classic fairy tale of German origin, recorded by the Brothers Grimm and published in 1812. Hansel and Gretel are a young brother and sister threatened by a cannibalistic witch living deep in the forest in a house constructed of cake and confectionery. The two children save their lives by outwitting her.
 

 
  My Son Pinocchio Jr - (August 22-24, 2014) - The classic tale of toymaker Geppetto’s little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto’s perspective, features the beloved classic songs “When You Wish Upon a Star” and “I’ve Got No Strings,” alongside a host of new songs by Oscar- and Grammy Award-winner and master melodist Stephen Schwartz, tackling timely issues about what it means to be “the perfect child” – and what it means to be “a real father.” Join the Blue Fairy, Stromboli and a lively cast of characters as Geppetto journeys beyond the toy shop to discover the meaning of family.
 

 
  The Return - Live in Concert - (February 28, 2014) - The Return got its start back in 1995 when four young friends got together to play their favorite Beatles songs just for the fun of it. It wasn’t long before they played in front of an audience at the request of a friend and as it turned out, were very well received. That show—which was supposed to be a one time thing--led to another gig, which led to another and so on until the band found themselves playing on a regular basis. They decided to go ahead and make it official. They named themselves the Roaches. As time went on, they began to polish up their act a bit and became fixated on the idea of striving for the highest level of authenticity possible. They wanted to recreate the early sixties Beatles concert experience from the tiniest detail (John Lennon’s on-stage gum-chewing) to the biggest, most expensive details (using exact replicas of the instruments and gear the Beatles used). While they were learning to comb their moptops just right and finding the right Beatle boots and black suits to wear, they were also learning each song note for note, rhythm for rhythm—getting the signature moves and ‘looks’ of the Fab Four down pat, too. They practiced relentlessly--with a growing passion for getting their show just right. In the years that followed a few members came and went, and the band took on a more professional presence. They got an agent, changed their name to the Return, and began to command the attention of more widely renowned clients not only in the United States, but in multiple other countries as well—including England.
 

 
  101 Dalmatians, Kids - (November 16-17, 2013) - In a loving home in the city of London, Dalmatian parents, Pongo and Perdita happily raise their Dalmatian puppies, until the monstrous Cruella De Vil plots to steal them for her new fur coat! Join all the dogs of London, as they daringly rescue the puppies from Cruella and her bumbling henchmen. With a delightfully fun score, lovable characters, and one of the most deliciously evil villains in the Disney canon, this stage adaptation is certain to charm and delight all audiences.
 

 
  The Little Mermaid, Jr - (August 23-25, 2013) - In a magical kingdom fathoms below, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father King Triton, make a deal with the evil sea witch Ursula, and convince Prince Eric that she�s the girl with the enchanting voice.
 

 
  Meet Me in St. Louis - (April 5-7, 2013) - MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS is a rare treasure in the musical theatre, and is based on the heartwarming movie. Join the Smith family at the 1904 World's Fair, and see how their love and respect for each other is tempered with the genuine humor that can only be generated by such a special family. Memorable musical numbers include The Boy Next Door, A Raving Beauty, The Trolley Song, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Whenever I'm with You and A Day in New York. Suddenly there's a blackout. Imagine yourself standing with the family as the lights from the World's Fair fill the stage; you've never seen such a spectacular panorama in your life!
 

 
  Arsenic & Old Lace - (November 9-11, 2012) - Two elderly ladies perform their "charity" service by killing off lonely old men who come to visit and then bury them in their basement. Their nephew, Mortimer, discovers the truth and in a panic tries to cover for them. Meanwhile, his long-lost brother shows up suddenly fresh from his own killing spree.
 

 
  Beauty & the Beast, Jr - (August 24-26, 2012) - The brainy and beautiful Belle yearns to escape her provincial life...and her brute of a suitor, Gaston. However, Belle gets more adventurous than she wanted when she becomes a captive in the Beast's enchanted castle! Dancing flatware, menacing wolves, and singing furniture fill the stage with thrills in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST JR., a beloved fairy tale about very different people finding strength in one another and learning how to love.
 

 
  All Shook Up - (March 23-25, 2012) - A musical comedy built around 24 songs made famous by Elvis Presley. It takes place in 1955, somewhere in middle America, where one girl's dream and a surprise visit from a mysterious leather-jacketed, guitar-playing stranger help a small town to discover the magic of romance and the power of rock & roll.
 

 
  Jungle Book Kids - (November 2011) - The jungle is jumpin' with jazz is this exciting Disney classic! Join Mowgli, Baloo, King Louie and the gang as they swing their way through madcap adventures and thwart the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan in Camelot's first fully youth-directed production!
 

 
  Snow White Goes West - (August 2011) - It�s Snow White with a Stetson! Set during the California Gold Rush, this rambunctious tongue-in-cheek retelling of the timeless classic pits the hapless heroine against an ill-tempered saloon hall owner named Queenie and her assistant Sneaky Sam. In true fairy tale fashion, all ends well, thanks to handsome marshal Joe Prince and the seven prospecting members of the Dwarf Family.
 

 
  Camp Rock - (March 2011) - This summer at camp was supposed to be all about the music and having the time of their lives. But the new, flashy Camp Star across the lake now threatens Camp Rock's very existence. To keep the doors open, Mitchie steps up, rallies her fellow Camp Rockers, and gets them into top shape for the ultimate showdown!

This new musical is based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movie Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam, with references to and a few songs from the original Camp Rock.
 

 
  The Papers - (November 2010) - Harvey Ruttles does not want the fortune he is to inherit, but his wife desperately wants the money � it�s the only reason she married him. Then, Harvey�s father dies and he only has to sign �The Papers� and he and Peggy will be rich. A celebration toasting their new life goes terribly wrong when Harvey chokes to death on a piece of imported ham. In order to hang onto her dreams of �the good life,� Peggy must convince everyone in their small town that Harvey is still alive. She enlists the help of her sister, Darlene, to get Harvey to the memorial service and his signature on the papers.
 

 
  Wizard of Oz - (September 2010) - An orphaned young girl unhappy with her drab black-and-white existence on her aunt and uncle's dusty Kansas farm yearns to travel "over the rainbow" to a different world, and she gets her wish when a tornado whisks her and her little dog, Toto, to the land of Oz. Having offended the Wicked Witch of the West, Dorothy is protected from the old crone's wrath by the ruby slippers that she wears. At the suggestion of Glinda, the Good Witch of the North , Dorothy heads down the Yellow Brick Road to the Emerald City, where dwells the all-powerful Wizard of Oz, who might be able to help the girl return to Kansas. En route, she befriends a Scarecrow, a Tin Man, and a Cowardly Lion. The Scarecrow would like to have some brains, the Tin Man craves a heart, and the Lion wants to attain courage; hoping that the Wizard will help them too, they join Dorothy on her odyssey to the Emerald City.
 

 
  High School Musical - (March 2010) - The captain of the East High basketball team and the key member of the academic club shock the student body by teaming to audition for the upcoming school musical in a show that's all about being yourself and following your dreams. Troy is best known as the player who keeps the East High basketball team on the scoreboard. Of course, life isn't always about athletics, though, and as Troy slam-dunks on the boards, beautiful and brainy Gabriella is raising the reputation of East High as the key member of the school's successful academic team. Despite their outgoing natures, no one would ever peg Troy and Gabriella as theater types. When word gets out that this popular pair has secretly chosen to reach for the stars and try their luck on the stage, the students of East High are about to learn an important lesson in teamwork while gearing up for a musical performance that will have their audience dancing in the aisles.


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