Local Youth Cast in Touring Production of Camelot

For Immediate Release
October 8,2014

The Weidner Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Bingham Harper, age 9 of Green Bay, has been cast as Tom of Warwick in the upcoming Green Bay engagement of the 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT.

Bingham is no stranger to the performing arts scene in Green Bay with an already extensive list of credits including theatre, film, and commercial work. He was last seen on stage as Nicky in One for the Road at St. Norbert College, and as Edmund in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by Evergreen Theatre. Harper’s role in CAMELOT, Tom of Warwick, is a young boy destined to be a Knight.  He wants to fight for what is right and gives Arthur hope for the future.

CAMELOT is already a beloved classic tale, but the addition of a local youth talent to this national production makes it all the more special. Bingham participated in a three-part audition process for the role,” said Weidner Center Executive Director Kate Green. “We saw a lot of great talent on that stage. We’re glad the final selection wasn’t up to us, as we would have had a very hard time of it!”

The 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot and GREEN BAY can fall in love all over again with this beloved musical on FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 at THE WEIDNER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

Tickets for CAMELOT are on sale now and start at $32. Tickets can be purchased through Ticket Star, by visiting WeidnerCenter.com, or by calling 1-800-895-0071.

Broadway’s sweeping tale of passion, pageantry and betrayal is the winner of 4 Tony Awards®, 3 Academy Awards® and has never been more enthralling than in this new production. Intimate and fresh, CAMELOT’S celebrated score includes the classics “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Simple Joys of Maidenhood,” and the title song, “Camelot.”

CAMELOT features a book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe and is based on the King Arthur legend adapted from the T.H. White novel The Once and Future King. This all-new production is directed by Michael McFadden and features Scenic Design by Kevin Depinet, Lighting Design by Mike Baldassari and Sound Design by Craig Cassidy.

Taught well by Merlin, King Arthur, with his beautiful new queen Guenevere, rule the kingdom of CAMELOT with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. With the addition of the dashing Sir Lancelot to the Knights of the Round Table, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos and attempts to destroy all that is CAMELOT!

The original 1960 production ran on Broadway for 873 performances and spawned several revivals, foreign productions and the 1967 film. The original cast album was America’s top-selling LP for 60 weeks.

The CAMELOT tour for North America is produced by Phoenix Entertainment by special arrangement with Tams -Witmark Music Library, Inc. www.phoenix-ent.com or www.tamswitmark.com.

For more information, visit www.camelottour.com.