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Reviewed by Tom Noreen

Delightful is the best way to describe the opening performance of the Cedar Springs High School’s production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical Camelot, under the direction of Linda Martino. Ryan Shaw directed the pit and Kassandra Brott was the student director.

Strong performances were given by the leads Jenna Johnson (Guenevere), Justin Balczak (Arthur), Jared Kelley (Lancelot), Jeff Meinke (Pellinore), Steve Reed (Merlin), Miles Johnson (Mordred), and Emily Marckini (Morgan Le Fey), all seniors.

All of the cast did a wonderful job, with the jousting scene being the best, as everyone urged their favorites on, only to be bested by Lancelot.

The set was well designed and as a result scene changes took a minimum of time and effort. Lighting and sound were also well done.

It is apparent that a great deal of passionate effort went into the performance, for which they can all be proud.

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Cedar Springs High School presents “Camelot”

Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 17-19

Students in the picture from left to right are Jared Kelley (Lancelot), Jeff Meinke (King Pellinore), Jenna Johnson (Guinevere), Miles Johnson (Mordred), and Justin Balczak (King Arthur).

Camelot is a timeless epic and classic love story told best by the actors at Cedar Springs High School. Join the Knights of the Round Table, whose honor knows no bounds; watch King Arthur (Justin Balczak) in his rise from an adolescent king who knew nothing without his faithful court wizard Merlyn (Steven Reed), to a king who held no equal amongst all the greatest leaders in history, and ultimately make the hardest decision that would crumble others: Loyalty or Love.  See the secret passion brew between the arrogant and mighty Sir Lancelot (Jared Kelley), and the beautiful and misconstrued Queen Guinevere (Jenna Johnson), and delight in the deviousness of the maleficent Mordred (Miles Johnson) as he plots the fall of Camelot.

The talented cast of Camelot has been working tirelessly to provide a show that not only entertains, but entrances with its wondrous storytelling and acting abilities.  The set was completely student built with the tutelage and guidance of Mr. Justin Harnden; the music and show was grandly directed by Mrs. Linda Martino, with help from senior Kassy Brott; and the whimsical costumes that set the stage with true medieval flair were designed and created by Mrs. Melanie Kirchhoff.

Camelot will be shown this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, March 17, 18, and 19.  Tickets will be sold at the door, or by the cast for $7 each, and seating is at 6:30 p.m. and curtain is at 7:00 p.m.  Come watch and enjoy this fantastic musical legend!

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