Josh Grisetti as Mordred

Margot Schulman / Kennedy Center

Josh Grisetti as Mordred

Summer Arts Preview: Theater

Camelot Comes Straight from the Kennedy Center

It’s surprising that it took until May 2014 for the musical Camelot to get to the Kennedy Center. A concert version of the 1960 Lerner and Loewe hit was the centerpiece of this spring’s Kennedy Center Gala, and, as with last year’s My Fair Lady, which was also directed by the talented and Tony-winning Marcia Milgrom Dodge, it’s getting something of a West Coast encore run, courtesy of the Granada’s Performing Arts Center program. With Barry Bostwick as Merlyn and Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, this cast is even more star-studded than the one that wowed the politicos and lobbyists who turned out in force for the Beltway production. Milgrom Dodge has a light touch that energizes performers, and she knows how to cut these Broadway classics so that they fly along at a concert-comfortable clip. At the Granada, Saturday-Sunday, June 21-22. Call 899-2222 or visit

Luis Escobar Reflections Photography Studio

Forever Plaid

More Theater

Noises Off!, presented by PCPA Solvang Festival Theater, through Sunday, June 29.

Thom Pain (based on nothing) Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Thursday June 26, and Saturday, June 28.

Murder by the Book Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre, through Sunday, July 13.

Forever Plaid, presented by PCPA Solvang Festival Theater, Friday, July 4 - Sunday, July 27.

Looped, presented by the Ensemble Theatre Company New Vic, Thursday, July 10 - Sunday, July 27.

Ghetto, presented by DIJO Productions Center Stage Theater, Friday, July 18 - Sunday, August 10.

Enchanted April Circle Bar B Dinner Theatre, Friday, July 25 - Sunday, September 7.

Oklahoma!, presented by PCPA Solvang Festival Theater, Friday, August 1 - Sunday, August 24.

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