Central Wisconsin Area Community Theater (cwACT) will perform the classic Broadway musical “Camelot” Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 25-28, at the Theater@1800 in the Sentry Insurance building, 1800 North Point Drive, Stevens Point.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Sunday’s show will be at 4 p.m.
“I want the audience to go on an adventure with us,” said director Larry Hansen. “I want the audience to have a good time and really enjoy what’s going on.”
Hansen has extensive experience in the director’s chair, having previously directed 51 productions, though this is his first show with cwACT. “I’ve directed Camelot twice,” said Hansen, a retired high school teacher who moved to Stevens Point to be closer to family.
“Camelot” tells the familiar legend of King Arthur and his round table. “It’s the dreams of Arthur creating a new order of knights that are lead by honor,” said Hansen. “It’s filled with hope, it’s full of pain because of the romantic stuff that’s going on, and a lot of people interpret the end as very sad… my approach is to give it a feeling of uplifting… I don’t like sad endings.”
Tickets are available for purchase at University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Ticket Office, 1015 Reserve St., Stevens Point, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets will also be available at the Theater@1800 upper lobby one hour prior to each performance. Tickets cost $18 for adults and $9 for children under age 12.
CwACT typically produces three plays each year, a musical and two other plays, usually a comedy and a drama. For more information about cwACT or to make reservations for “Camelot” call 715-346-4100 or visit the cwACT website at www.cwact.org.