Two Boise Children cast in upcoming touring broadway production of CAMELOT

Boise, ID – Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise is pleased to announce that Edsel Christensen (5th grader at Challenger School) and Mason Price (4th grader at Christine Donnell School of the Arts) have been cast as Tom of Warwick in the upcoming Boise engagement of the 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT at the Morrison Center.
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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.

Edsel Christensen is a 5th grade student at Challenger School in Meridian. He will be performing the role of “Tom of Warwick” on January 5th and 7th. He got his start on the stage in Boise Music Week’s 2012 Production of The King and I as one of the King’s children. Then, in the 2013 production of South Pacific, he played the role of Jerome.  Most recently, Edsel played the role of Louise in Opera Idaho’s 2014 Production The King and I in Concert.

Mason Price is a 4th grade student at Christine Donnell School of the Arts. He will be performing the role of “Tom of Warwick” on January 6th. In the last 4 years he has been cast in Character Matters as baby bear, Wizard of Oz (twice) as a Flying monkey and munchkin, Christmas play as an engineer, Three as the Big Bad Wolf.

Both Edsel and Mason have participated in the Morrison Center Summer Performance Camps for the past three years. Both have had lead and featured roles in some of the productions.

“Providing children from our community with an opportunity to perform in a national touring production of this caliber is unique,” said James Patrick, Executive Director of the Morrison Center. “We are always looking for new and exciting vehicles to engage children in the performing arts. Whether it be our annual Summer Performance Camps, Family Theatre Series or a chance to perform with professional actors in a Broadway musical like Camelot, involvement in the performing arts can change young lives and have a positive impact on their education and development.”

The 2014/2015 National Tour of Lerner & Loewe’s CAMELOT reimagines the classic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot and Boise can fall in love all over again with this beloved musical January 5-7, 2015 at the Morrison Center.

Tickets for CAMELOT are on sale now and start at $37.50. Tickets can be purchased at the Morrison Center Box Office, by visiting MorrisonCenter.com, or by calling 426-1110. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more by visiting http://mc.boisestate.edu/group-orders  or call 426-4103.  

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 McFaddenand 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.

VELMA V. MORRISON CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

Located on the campus of Boise State University, the 2,037-seat Velma V. Morrison Center for the Performing Arts is Idaho’s premier performing arts center. Nestled on the banks of the Boise River, with a panoramic view of the city, parks and foothills, the Center’s 10-story stage house is a recognizable fixture of the Capitol’s picturesque skyline. The realization of a life-long dream of Harry W. Morrison, and championed by his widow, Velma, the Center opened its doors on April 7, 1984. Today the Center is recognized as a major destination for arts and culture, annually hosting hundreds of live entertainment and arts education offerings that serve to enrich the lives of patrons of all ages. As a Boise State affiliate, the Center is a non-profit organization supported by ticket sales, facility rentals, donations and the generous support of the Morrison Center Endowment Foundation, Inc. For more information on our programs, or to find out how you can play an active role in our ongoing success as a donor or volunteer, please visit us at:  www.MorrisonCenter.com 

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