DRURY LANE THEATRE - Chicago
The genuinely revisionist new production at the Drury Lane Theatre... a Camelot that takes the far bigger risks and leaps of modernity and that departs the most thoroughly from the usual approach....it's certainly a fascinating and accessible reading of one of the great American musicals, at once period-appropriate and very fresh.
Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
The new Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook revival of the show — directed by Alan Souza - might very well put it back in the spotlight.....What Souza and his team have done is akin to what filmmaker Franco Zeffirelli did decades ago for Romeo and Juliet.
He has stripped the show of its aura of uptight sophistication and made it fresh and accessible, with a “truthiness” and sexiness that will seem just right for the Millennial generation......Unspooling at a rapid clip, with the years shifting as quickly as the seasons, and the storytelling exceptionally clear, this Camelot is very much of the moment in both its political and social tuning. And its full embrace of an ending that suggests idealism is largely a fleeting dream seems just right.
Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
The overall power of this “one, brief shining moment” is reason enough to pay a visit to this Camelot. It is simply an exceptional, re-imagined, breathtaking production that fans of this musical should not miss.
Colin Douglas, Chicago Theatre Review