Young Maple Grove actor to grace Ordway stage

Alicia Miller, Maple Grove Press & News 5/15/15

The stage of the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts will be graced by Maple Grove resident Alec Fisher.

He will be sharing the role of Tom of Warwick in the national Broadway tour of Lerner and Loewe’s “Camelot,” which will be performed at the Ordway between now and May 17.

Alec, a home schooled ninth grader, is splitting the role with Henry Constable, a Wayzata native and seventh grader at Valley View Middle School in Edina. The boys will be alternating the role throughout the Ordway run and each performing in half the performances. Alec and Henry have appeared on stages around the Twin Cities and were both most recently in “Oliver!” at the Pantages Theatre. Alec played the Artful Dodger.

“I get to share this role with Henry,” Alec said of the “Camelot” production. “The role of Tom of Warwick is being shared throughout the tour. Two local actors are getting to perform in each stop of the tour.”

Alec said he and about eight other actors auditioned for the role in “Camelot.” He added he was called to audition.

This is Alec’s first time performing at the Ordway. “It’s a pretty big deal, the Ordway is well-known,” he added. “I’m pretty excited about it.”

Something else new for Alec, his first rehearsal is the day of the first show. “I’m a little bit nervous,” he said.

The role of Tom of Wariwick is a young boy who believes he is destined to be a knight.

“Camelot” recounts the legend of King Arthur, who rules his kingdom with new ideals, bringing peace to a troubled land. But, when his beautiful new Queen Guenevere and the dashing Sir Lancelot, King Arthur’s most trusted knight, give in to their passion for one another, one of the most fabled love triangles of all time ensues. When Mordred, King Arthur’s illegitimate son, catches on and sees a kingdom in chaos, he attempts to destroy all that is Camelot.

Performances of “Camelot” at the Ordway Center for the Arts in St. Paul will continue Thursday, May 12 through Sunday, May 17, at 7 p.m. with matinee performances Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. More information is available at www.ordway.org.

Alec has also performed in other shows at Pantages, as well as in “A Christmas Carol” at the Guthrie. He has had roles in “A Christmas Story” and “The Wizard of Oz” at the Children’s Theatre Company and in “Over the Tavern” at the Lyric Arts Main Street Stage.

He added, “I want to continue acting in the future.”

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