March 1-15, 2020

Approximately 2 hours and 10 minutes, with one 15-minute intermission.

Recommended Ages: 7 years and older - this is a great show for the whole family!

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts  for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems  as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.”

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table.  His Ideals, however are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

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Cast

Jerry Lee is SRT’s Associate Artistic Director. He has appeared in the SRT productions of Camelot, Cabaret, Route 66, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s State Fair, and The Drowsy Chaperone. As an actor: Forbidden Broadway (California Musical Theatre); Life Could Be a Dream, A Christmas Carol (CenterREP); A Little Princess, The Fantasticks (Sacramento Theatre Company); West Side Story (Mountain Play); Orlando, An Iliad, A Tale of Two Cities (SacImpulse Theatre). As a director: I Love You… Change, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Jukebox, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Robber Bridegroom (SRT); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Sacramento Theatre Company). Camelot marks Lee’s 10-year Anniversary with Sierra Rep since appearing in 2010’s opening production of Guys and Dolls.

Courtney Glass is originally from nearby Sacramento and now resides in very faraway Melbourne, Victoria.  She is delighted to be taking a working-holiday as Lady Guinevere in her beloved home state. Previous Sierra Rep appearances include Annie and White Christmas.  Other favorite US credits include the original Broadway company of The Woman in White, Guys and Dolls at Westchester Broadway Theatre and Ordinary Days at New Helvetia Theatre.  In Australia, Courtney sang the role of Mary Turner in Of Thee I Sing at the iconic Sydney Opera House, worked alongside Anthony Warlow in the 40th Anniversary Tour of Sweeney Todd, and most recently, appeared in the Australian Premiere of Ragtime. She can also be heard on the Australian Cast Recording of Man of La Mancha singing the role of Antonia and playing ukulele, glockenspiel and drums; what an experience that was! Offstage, she is wife to Pete and crazy-dog-mum to Tippi, and whole-heartedly thanks her funny little family for supporting her from afar.

Brian Krinsky is making his Sierra Rep debut in Camelot! Favorite Credits: Billy Crocker in Anything Goes (Nat’l tour) Beast/Gaston cover in Beauty and the Beast (North American Tour) Roland in Constellations (White Heron Theatre) Tom Morgan in Treasure Island (Maine State Music Theater) Neville in The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Riverside Theater) love to my Family, WTG, Adri, Tater Tot the dog and the whole Sierra Rep Family.

Lake Wilburn

Lake Wilburn

Mordred, Squire Dap

Lake Wilburn is excited to be making his SRT debut with Camelot! Favorite theatrical credits: Pippin in Pippin (Summer Repertory Theatre), Nate in At The Table (Exit Left Theatre Company), Matt in The Fantasticks (SRO Theatre Company), Oscar in Sweet Charity (University of Michigan). BFA in Musical Theatre: University of Michigan (Go Blue!).

Brian Michael Henry is thrilled to be making his Sierra Rep debut in Camelot! Selected credits include Father; Ragtime (Eagle Theater), Jerry Lee Lewis; Million Dollar Quartet (Majestic, Hippodrome, Beef & Boards, NCL), Sparky; Forever Plaid (Majestic Theater), Stewpot; South Pacific (Ivoryton Playhouse, Westchester Broadway). Brian holds a BM from PSU, an MM from Manhattan School of Music. Thanks to everyone at Sierra Rep and love to Mom and Dad!

Christopher David Roché is excited to be making his SRT debut in Camelot! An actor, singer, director, stage manager, teaching artist, and social activist he has worked on over 50 stage productions, films, and TV shows including LAByrinth Theatre Company, Arden Theatre Company, Freedom Theatre, People’s Light & Theatre Company, Walnut Street Theatre, Berks Opera, Gretna Theatre, Juniper Productions, Elephant Room Productions, Hot Snakes Media, Destination America, and many more. A proud product of Reading PA, Roché is a multi-nominated and award winning actor, artist and theatre creator.

James Smith

James Smith

Sir Lionel

James Conrad Smith is pleased to be making his Sierra Rep debut with Camelot. Select credits: Pirelli (Sweeney Todd – Oregon Cabaret Theatre), Kodaly (She Loves Me – Princeton Festival), Prince Charles (My Princess Diana – Alvin Ailey), Warner (Legally Blonde – Downtown Cabaret Theatre), and Fr. Dupin (Hunchback…Notre Dame – WPPAC). James is a native of northern New Jersey and is a director and composer as well as an avid baker and hiker.

Abigail Campbell is thrilled to be making her Sierra Rep debut with Camelot! Favorite credits: Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher (Adrienne Arsht Center), Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act, and Daisy in Adding Machine. For Ev and Teddy.

Fiona Mowbray has appeared as Ensemble in Camelot and as Rhoda in White Christmas, here at Sierra Rep. She holds a BFA in Musical Theatre and BS in International Business from Western Kentucky University. Recent credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Mrs. Potiphar). Much love to her family and friends for their constant support!

Laura Millar is delighted to make her SRT debut with the cast of Camelot. Recent credits include A Christmas Carol (CenterREP), One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (Lucky Penny), and The Speakeasy, the immersive theatrical experience in San Francisco. She is also a teaching artist in the Bay Area, most recently with Marin Shakespeare Company. B.A. Acting, Sonoma State University.

Atticus Narron

Atticus Narron

Tom of Warwick

Atticus Narron previously appeared in Sierra Rep’s Main Stage productions of Camelot and Holiday Jukebox. An active member of SRT Jr., Atticus has been featured as Lumière (Disney’s Beauty and the Beast JR.) and Scarecrow (The Wizard of Oz [Youth Edition]).  Atticus is a student of Connections Visual and Performing Arts Academy in Tuolumne where he hopes to continue his quest for the Holy Grail.

 

Amy Mannon

Amy Mannon

Percussionist

Angela Mannon was previously seen as the drummer in Camelot and Ring of Fire at SRT, Blues in the Night at Stage 3, and with the Pinecone Singers in Groveland.

Artistic Team

Dennis Jones

Dennis Jones

Director & Scenic Designer

Dennis Jones with Sara Jones, David and Kathryn Kahn, and Doug Brennan, founded Sierra Rep in 1980. For over 40 years, Jones has served as both director and scenic designer for numerous SRT productions. Recent credits include Ripcord, Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (scenic design), Ken Ludwig’s Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, Man of La Mancha, Noises Off!, Cyrano and My Fair Lady.

Scott Michaelsen

Scott Michaelsen

Music Director

Scott Michaelsen’s music directing credits include: Grease and Camelot (Sierra Rep); Sister Act and A Year with Frog and Toad (Post Playhouse); Kiss of the Spider Woman (Cascades Theatrical Company); Cats, Mary Poppins, Evita, and 13 (Thoroughly Modern Productions).

Zoë Swenson-Graham

Zoë Swenson-Graham

Intimacy, Combat & Co-Coreographer

Zoë Swenson-Graham is thrilled to be back at Sierra Rep! She returned to the states in 2015 after living in London for nearly seven years, where she worked as an actor, dancer, and trained as a stage combat instructor and fight choreographer. SRT credits include: Cyrano (Fight Choreographer), Noises Off (Poppy), The Fantasticks (Fight Choreographer), Man of La Mancha (Fight Choreographer), and White Christmas (Choreographer). Other credits include:  Our Town (Emily), Twelfth Night (Viola), The Pajama Game (Gladys), Anything Goes (Purity), Cabaret (Lulu), Crazy For You (Patsy), West Side Story (Velma). Zoe works as a dance and stage combat teacher and choreographer around the Bay.

Emily Gatesman

Emily Gatesman

Co-Choreographer

Emily Gatesman is a Virginia native who has found her home, heart and community in the Sierra Nevada Foothills. After receiving her Bachelors of Music from James Madison University, Emily performed at various regional theaters across the country including: Bigfork Summer Playhouse in MT, Theatre IV and The Barksdale Theatre in VA as well as Riverside CLO and Sierra Repertory Theatre in CA.  As a performing arts educator, Emily taught music, dance and theatre arts at public schools in Virginia, Denver, California and served the New York City schools as an Artist in Residence.  She returned to Sonora and Sierra Rep in 2016 and has since been a stage manager, performer or choreographer in 15 productions.  Emily is proud to be a resident of Tuolumne County and is passionate about building community through the arts, yoga and her love of the outdoors!

Kimily Conkle

Kimily Conkle

Dialect Coach

Kimily Conkle coaches throughout the Bay area for TheatreWorks, Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, Broadway by the Bay, Mountain Play, Stanford University, and many more. Kimily has performed with TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage, PCPA Theaterfest, and Western Stage. She was a Theatre Arts faculty member at Foothill College, and trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, American Conservatory Theater, and Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

Joanna Hobbs

Joanna Hobbs *

Stage Manager

Joanna Hobbs previously spent four seasons as production stage manager. Previous shows include Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, State Fair, Mary Poppins, The Christmas Foundling (all 3), Oklahoma, Arsenic and Old Lace, Little Shop of Horrors, West Side Story, CATS, GREASE, Cinderella, Annie, The Full Monty and Charley’s Aunt. She also holds a degree in Lighting Design from Boston University.

B. Benjamin Weigel

B. Benjamin Weigel

Costume Designer

Benjamin Weigel is a Washington, D.C. based designer with an MFA from the University of Maryland. Previous designs include: Stormy Weather (InSeries), E2 (Rep Stage), Cabaret and Ripcord (Sierra Repertory Theatre), Little Shop of Horrors and Eurydice (University of Maryland), Zaubernacht and Mahagonny Songspiel and Dialogues of the Carmelites (Maryland Opera Studio), Enron and MacBeth (4615 Theatre), Glory Denied (Opera Idaho), A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Ballet Idaho).

Peter Leibold

Peter Leibold

Media & Lighting Designer

Peter Leibold has designed across the country at The Kennedy Center (DC), Signature Theatre (Arlington, VA), The Great American Melodrama (CA), Dance Place (DC), Andy’s Summer Playhouse (2018 New Hampshire), and more. Peter got his start here at Sierra Rep, and now holds a BA in Drama from UC Irvine and an MFA from the University of Maryland.

Ty Smith

Ty Smith

Sound Designer

Ty Smith has appeared in 88 roles at Sierra Rep including Rumson in Paint Your Wagon, Governor/C.J. Scruggs in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Scrooge in A Christmas Carol and Lear in King Lear. A graduate of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Actor Training Program, Ty is a veteran of Off-Broadway, regional theaters and Shakespeare festivals across the country. He spent several summers with the Idaho Shakespeare Festival where his roles included Sir Toby Belch in Twelfth Night, Antonio in The Merchant of Venice and Capulet in Romeo and Juliet.

Noah Kozminski

Noah Kozminski

Properties Designer

Sean Paxton

Sean Paxton

Musical Accompaniment

Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner

Book & Lyrics

Alan Jay Lerner (Bookwriter and Lyricist) and Frederick Loewe (Composer) wrote some of the American theater’s most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon and Gigi.   Among their most famous songs are ”Almost Like Being in Love,” ”I Could Have Danced All Night’’ and ”Thank Heaven for Little Girls.”  Lerner was born in New York City in 1918 and attended Choate and Harvard.   Loewe was born in Berlin in 1901 to Viennese parents, made his piano debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13 and came to the United States in 1924.   The two met in 1942 at the Lambs Club in New York City when Loewe approached Lerner about collaborating on a show.  In 1947, they had their first Broadway hit, Brigadoon, followed in 1951 by a second success with Paint Your Wagon which included such songs as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees” and “Wand’rin’ Star.”   In 1956, My Fair Lady, with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, opened on Broadway.   Often called the “perfect musical,” the show ran for 2,717 performances and the cast album sold more than five million copies.  Their 1958 film musical, Gigi, won nine Academy awards and, in 1960, came the last great success of their partnership, Camelot, starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews.  In 1974, Lerner lured Loewe out of retirement to work on their last venture together:  a film version of Antoine de St Exupéry’s The Little Prince.  Lerner went on to collaborate with other composers including Burton Lane, Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn. He died in 1986 at the age of 67.   Loewe died two years later at the age of 86.

Alan Jay Lerner (Bookwriter and Lyricist) and Frederick Loewe (Composer) wrote some of the American theater’s most memorable musicals, including My Fair Lady, Camelot, Brigadoon, Paint Your Wagon and Gigi.   Among their most famous songs are ”Almost Like Being in Love,” ”I Could Have Danced All Night’’ and ”Thank Heaven for Little Girls.”  Lerner was born in New York City in 1918 and attended Choate and Harvard.   Loewe was born in Berlin in 1901 to Viennese parents, made his piano debut with the Berlin Symphony Orchestra at the age of 13 and came to the United States in 1924.   The two met in 1942 at the Lambs Club in New York City when Loewe approached Lerner about collaborating on a show.  In 1947, they had their first Broadway hit, Brigadoon, followed in 1951 by a second success with Paint Your Wagon which included such songs as “They Call the Wind Maria,” “I Talk to the Trees” and “Wand’rin’ Star.”   In 1956, My Fair Lady, with Rex Harrison and Julie Andrews, opened on Broadway.   Often called the “perfect musical,” the show ran for 2,717 performances and the cast album sold more than five million copies.  Their 1958 film musical, Gigi, won nine Academy awards and, in 1960, came the last great success of their partnership, Camelot, starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews.  In 1974, Lerner lured Loewe out of retirement to work on their last venture together:  a film version of Antoine de St Exupéry’s The Little Prince.  Lerner went on to collaborate with other composers including Burton Lane, Leonard Bernstein and Andre Previn. He died in 1986 at the age of 67.   Loewe died two years later at the age of 86.

David Lee

David Lee

Adaptation

David Lee regularly directs/writes for major regional theaters that have included the LA Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Two River Theater Company, Papermill Playhouse, Williamstown Theater Festival, Encores, Reprise, and the Hollywood Bowl. A 9-time Emmy Award winning director, writer, and producer for television, he was co-creator/director of “Wings” and “Frasier”, a writer/producer for “Cheers” and a director for “Everybody Loves Raymond.” 19 Emmy nominations, Directors Guild Award, Golden Globe, Producers Guild Award, Ovation Award, British Comedy Award, Television Critics Association Award (three times), the Humanitas Prize (twice), and the Peabody.

Steve Orich

Steve Orich

Arrangements & Orchestrations

T.H. White

T.H. White

Author of The Once and Future King

T. H. White (Author of The Once and Future King), English novelist, social historian, and satirist who was best known for his brilliant adaptation of Sir Thomas Malory’s 15th-century romance, Morte D’arthur, into a quartet of novels called The Once and Future King. White was educated at Cheltenham College and at Cambridge. He taught at Stowe School (1930–36), and while there he attained his first real critical success with an autobiographical volume, England Have My Bones (1936). He afterward devoted himself exclusively to writing and to studying such recondite subjects as the Arthurian legends, which were to provide the material for his books. White was by nature a recluse, for long periods isolating himself from human society and spending his time hunting, fishing, and looking after his strange collection of pets. White’s other works include The Goshawk (1951), a study of falconry, and two works of social history, The Age of Scandal (1950) and The Scandalmonger (1951).

* indicates member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA)
† indicates member of United Scenic Artists (USA)
‡ indicates member of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC)

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