Carnegie Center presents 'Camelot'

Rick Pender

Lerner and Loewe's tuneful musical about the mythical court of King Arthur and his Round Table was the soundtrack 50 years ago for a youthful, energetic American President, John F. Kennedy. With a presidential inauguration just passed, Covington's Carnegie Center reminds us of those optimistic days with a concert staging of "Camelot." With accompaniment by conductor Mischa Santora and members of the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra, the show's glorious score will be performed by Mark Hardy, a Broadway veteran and longtime professor at Northern Kentucky University, as Arthur, and Danielle Knox, another NKU faculty member, as Queen Guinevere.

Newcomer Doug Carpenter plays the valiant Sir Lancelot, a role he has sung recently in California and Missouri. Although it's not the "lusty month of May," this feels like the perfect moment for this Tony Award winning show from 1960.

Through Sunday, Feb. 3. $19-$28. Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, 1028 Scott Blvd., Covington. 859-957-1940,

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