Camelot 051313

Camelot Reviews

San Francisco Playhouse (San Francisco, CA)

Reviews & Ratings

127 ratings
3.9 average rating
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2 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

Honestly, this production was rather disappointing--and we ADORE "Camelot"! Aside from the excellent actors who played Arthur, Pellinore, and the knights, the acting was lackluster, the singing below par. The orchestra was hit-and-miss. From the...continued

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142 reviews
19 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

Johnny Moreno (King Arthur) has that star quality, and whenever he was acting or singing, it was really excellent. The rest of the production really didn't work for me. I thought that the acting was weak, and the attempt to turn this into a...continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

The three of us were disappointed. I think Bill English was too ambitious. the set was clunky and massive and turned this way and that but it felt intrusive. Of course it was a preview and will get better but the only actor singer (in he three...continued

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18 reviews
3 stars
attended Jul 27 2013

I would give this production a "B." One of the major roles was miscast, otherwise
it went off well. As for the theater, the seats are very uncomfortable, seemingly
installed early in the 20th century when people were much smaller than they are...continued

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8 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 17 2013

Athough I am familiar with the music and the voices were OK, I found it a little bit amateur.
Maybe with some polishing and a different scenography could help

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8 reviews
10 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

I was out with friends otherwise probably would have left at the intermission. Worst show I've seen at Playhouse. Perhaps they were going for high school musical vibe - like we are just joking around here. On purpose or not it wasn't working. ...continued

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6 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 23 2013

I'm afraid my husband was bored but I really enjoyed the show. I remembered all the words from my childhood and it was great to revisit. Great set and wonderful voices. I had a great time and would recommend it.

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Paul R.
11 events
5 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

The seats assigned to us were in the first row. Distance to stage was about 5 feet. Stage was at our eye-level! And the actors spent most of time on set elevated above stage. We would have had plenty-sore necks if we'd stayed there. Theater...continued

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3 reviews
6 stars
attended Aug 20 2013

SF Playhouse is a great company but they should not do musicals or at least hire singers and actors. Save your money on this one!

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1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

We left at intermission. Arthur was okay. The production was quite amatuerish. Guenivere didn't have the needed range for the songs. Came across shrill. Given Merlin's costuming, we couldn't bear to see how Mordred would be handled.

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354 reviews
111 stars
attended Jul 31 2013

My friend and I enjoyed this and we thought all of the actors did very well. Camelot is slow moving in general and the songs are not show stoppers by any means. Still the cast gave a wonderful performance. First half was a bit long. The second...continued

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226 reviews
0 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

Amazing staging. Edgy costuming. Fantastic directorial take on an old classic. As always, stellar acting. Love. Love. Love this theater company.

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175 reviews
23 stars
attended Jul 31 2013

This is a very difficult show to produce requiring not only excellent vocal talents, but strong actors. This production,using local performers, succeeds in reaching these goals, especially the male cast. The weak performance by Monique Hafen...continued

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153 reviews
503 stars
attended Jul 19 2013

After SF Playhouse's terrific "My Fair Lady" and "Abigail's Party," this feels like a misstep. Though Monique Hafen is terrific as Guenevere, Johnny Moreno lacks the charm he had playing Henry Higgins, and Wilson Jermaine Heredia as Lancelot is...continued

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92 reviews
16 stars
attended Jul 25 2013

Loved it! Our seats were perfect, and the play was great. Arthur and Lancelot were wonderfully cast, and the whole production was smooth and very professional.

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61 reviews
50 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

Just really excellent production, I loved it, in spite of poor seat/sightlines, which seems to be par for the course for their Goldstar patrons. The acting and play selections, however, are worth the neck pain from trying to view the action from...continued

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30 reviews
13 stars
attended Aug 10 2013

Great set, some very good acting, but the play itself is just dated.

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28 reviews
9 stars
attended Aug 01 2013

This musical play was really wonderful, with the great voices of King Arthur, Guenevere and Lancelot adding significant charm. The songs bring me back to a very special place like Camelot. The set design was beautiful, smart, and looked...continued

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20 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 24 2013

I truely loved the show, the cast were fabulous!!! The set is spectacular!!!!!

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Kathy G Red Velvet
35 events
19 reviews
21 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

The set was very impressive, even before the show began. Too bad it had obstructed sightlines from my seat at the end of the front row. The company seemed overwhelmed with the set and uncomfortable with the slope on part of the set. Lancelot...continued

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