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.

Artistic Team

Kimily Conkle

Kimily Conkle

Dialect Coach

Kimily Conkle (Dialect Coach) recently coached Steel Magnolias for SRT and is delighted to join the creative team once again. She has coached dialects extensively throughout the Bay Area, including 20 shows for TheatreWorks (notably the world premiere of Memphis). Other theatres include Marin Theatre Company, San Jose Stage, South Bay Musical Theatre, Broadway by the Bay, Los Altos Stage, The Mountain Play, Foothill Music Theatre, Palo Alto Players, Tabard Theatre, Dragon Productions, Pear Theatre, Woodside Community Theatre, Hillbarn Theatre, Ross Valley Players, and at Stanford University and Santa Rosa Junior College. Kimily has performed with TheatreWorks, San Jose Stage, PCPA Theaterfest, Western Stage, Los Altos Conservatory Theatre, Empire Plush Room, Palo Alto Players, and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. She is a former member of the Theatre Arts faculty at Foothill College and received her training from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, American Conservatory Theater, and Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts.

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 (Music Director) hails from Central Oregon and is thrilled to return to SRT, following previous music direction for Grease in 2019 and Camelot in 2020. He holds a BA in music composition and music technology from Seattle Pacific University and has been in love with music and the piano since the age of five. Other recent credits include The Full Monty and A Christmas Story The Musical (Suncoast Broadway Dinner Theatre), original cabaret shows Unchained Melodies and Three Pianos (Florida Studio Theatre) and an outdoor production of Into the Woods (Lay it Out Events, Bend, OR).

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.

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).

Cast

Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee *

Arthur

Jerry Lee is SRT’s Associate Artistic Director. He’s appeared in the SRT productions of Shrek The Musical, Camelot, Cabaret, Route 66, Intimate Apparel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Man of La Mancha, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair, and The Drowsy Chaperone. As an actor: I Love You…Change, 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: Dogfight, Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Steel Magnolias, Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka KIDS, I Love You…Change, The Wizard of Oz, Holiday Jukebox, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, The Robber Bridegroom (SRT); I Love You…Change (STC). Lee began his association with Sierra Rep in 2010 when he stepped in as a replacement in Guys and Dolls.

In 2019, Lee created SRT in Schools, a touring program that brings live professional theatre to Tuolumne County schools free of charge.

Courtney Glass

Courtney Glass *

Guenevere

Courtney Glass is originally from nearby Sacramento, Courtney now calls Sonora home.  In between those locations were years spent in New York City, traveling the American regional circuit, sailing the high seas, and touring through Australia.  Favourite credits include the original Broadway company of THE WOMAN IN WHITE, the Australian tours of SWEENEY TODD and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, and many shows right here at Sierra Rep, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, SHREK, and CAMELOT, to name a few. She is honoured to support this extraordinary group of women from the wings and thanks you, our loyal audience, for supporting us from the seats.

Brian Krinsky

Brian Krinsky *

Lancelot

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 (Ariel) is thrilled to return to Sierra Rep for this summer under the sea! Originally from NJ, she received her BFA in Musical Theater at UMiami and then lived in NYC for several years. Now, Abigail is grateful to call San Francisco home! Favorite credits include: Molly in Peter and the Starcatcher (Adrienne Arsht Center), Sister Mary Robert in Sister Act (Theater Bay Area Award Winner), and Andy in the original cast of Coming Soon. Always, for Ev&Teddy.

Fiona Mowbray (Allana/Ensemble; Dance Captain) is delighted to be returning to Sierra Rep! Past SRT credits: Camelot and White Christmas. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University with degrees in Musical Theatre (BFA) and International Business (BS) and is currently based in NYC. Favorite credits include Singin’ in the Rain (Kathy Selden) and The Drowsy Chaperone (Janet Van De Graaff). Many thanks to her family 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.

* 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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