(HEADS UP! I’m being compensated by Omaha Performing Arts with two complimentary tickets to Camelot, as well as two tickets to give away to you awesome dudes. All words and references to fainting couches are my own.)

I thought about writing a nice flowery intro for this one, but I changed my mind… I’m just diving right in.

I have a full-on THING for King Arthur. Not just Arthur himself, but also pretty much everything associated with him. Arthurian Lit was my 2nd favorite class of my entire undergrad experience, and, let me tell you, the King Arthur portion of Victorian Lit (my #1 favorite class) practically gave me the vapours.

I recently watched the entire series of Merlin on Netflix, and when it was over I was practically devastated.

Have you noticed the hyperbole? The italics? The use of the term “vapours?” I tend to get a little ridiculous when it comes to the Once and Future King.

SO, you can imagine my exclamation point usage when Omaha Performing Arts contacted me to go see and blog about the upcoming performance of Camelot at the Orpheum. It’s a newer version of the show everyone’s familiar with, and it looks a little dark and broody. I’m always up for dark and broody. So, let’s get down to business, shall we? Here’s the info about showtimes:

There will be 8 performances of Camelot at the Orpheum: Tuesday, January 27th, Wednesday, January 28th, Thursday, January 29th at 7:30 pm… Friday, January 30th at 8:00 pm… Saturday, January 31st at 2:00 pm AND 8:00 pm… Sunday, February 1st at 1:30 pm AND 7:00 pm. Tickets, which start at $35, are available online at TicketOmaha.com, by phone at 402-345-0606, or at the Ticket Omaha Box Office in the Holland Center (click here for a map!).

(You guys, I don’t know why my font does that to numbers with a “th” on them. Ugh.)

Now that the official stuff is out of the way, we can get to the fun part… the part where I give away two free tickets to Camelot and you get the chance at seeing me fan my giddy self with a program a few rows away.  All you have to do is keep an eye on my Facebook page and answer the trivia questions that I will be posting this week and next. Each time you answer (whether it’s wrong or right) will count as an entry in the contest… so, you know… keep checking! I’ll keep the contest open until 10 pm CST on Thursday the 22nd, to give the winner enough time to find a babysitter/dogsitter/whatever-they-don’t-even-need-a-sitter.

If you want an extra entry, I’ve got a question for you: If you were in charge of casting a Camelot movie, who would be in your dream Arthurian Love Triangle? Let me know in the comments! Here are my choices:

King Arthur: Cary Elwes

Guinevere: Amy Yasbeck

Lancelot: Michael Vartan



(Psssst. If you want to enter EVEN MORE times, check out the other local bloggers who are participating in the giveaway: Kitty and Kevin, Her Heartland Soul)