Camelot is Brought to You By — the Amish!

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort in Nappanee, Ind., celebrates its 20th year of musical theatre this summer, Aug. 1 through Sept. 10. Camelot, the tale of King Arthur and his Knights is one of five musicals to be performed this year.

“The curtain rises on Arthur as a young king awaiting the arrival of his betrothed, Guenevere,” states a press release. “He is counseled by his magical advisor, Merlyn, on how to treat his as yet unseen bride.”

The score is the classic written by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe, who also scored My Fair Lady and Brigadoon. Playing King Arthur will be Jason Lawergren, who is returning to the Round Barn Theatre after a six-year absence. Guenevere is played by Heidi Ferris, who portrayed Princess Amneris in last summer’s Aida.

The Amish Acres Historic Farm and Heritage Resort is a historic eighty-acre farm and is the home and farmstead of Indiana’s first family of Amish settlers. Indiana has become the second-largest Old Order Amish settlement in America and the first Amish settlers there settled on farms surrounding what is now Nappanee. The Round Barn Theatre has 400 seats and was created from a 1911 round barn. I was dismantled, reconstructed, and converted into a state-of-the-art regional theatre, home of the Joseph Stein proscenium stage, which is dedicated to the author of Plain and Fancy.

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As The Genre Traveler, Carma Spence loves to view the world through Genre-Coloured glasses. In other words, she sees the world through a lens of science fiction, fantasy, and horror, where trash cans can be Daleks in disguise and neighborhood forests can harbor faeries and sprites. Magic realism is real! Or at least you can choose to see the world that way to add to the fun and awe of life.