Cerritos residents cast in ‘Camelot’

CERRITOS – Two Cerritos boys have been cast as Tom of Warwick in the upcoming production of the award-winning musical “Camelot” at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, January 9, 8 p.m., and Saturday, Jan. 10, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. The production, about the legend of King Arthur, is recommended for ages 10 and older.

Eric Han, 12, and Amario McGuire, 9, will portray Tom of Warwick, a young boy destined to be a knight. He wants to fight for what is right and gives King Arthur hope for the future.

Han, a Whitney High School seventh-grader, has been featured in the local productions “The Lorax” and Stars on Ice. Han will appear in the Friday night “Camelot” performance.

A fourth-grader at Our Lady of Fatima, McGuire has appeared in Stagelight Productions’ “Peter Pan,” “Charlie Brown,” “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat,” and “Wizard of Oz.”McGuire performs in the Saturday matinee and evening shows.

The 2014-2015 national tour of Lerner & Loewe’s “Camelot” re-imagines the tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, and Lancelot.

Taught well by Merlin, King Arthur, with queen Guenevere, rules the kingdom of Camelot with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land.

With the addition of Sir Lancelot to the Knights of the Round Table, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. Mordred, the king’s illegitimate son, catches on and, seeing a kingdom in chaos, attempts to destroy Camelot.

 

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Published: Dec. 25, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 37