This beloved Tony Award-winning musical takes us back to the age of chivalry and the tumultuous love triangle between King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot. A doomed romance, a yearning for a once and future better world, and magical music define a show for the ages and the entire family. At the 50-year anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy, we ponder yet again how youthful idealism and a desire to create a better social order are so often threatened by human passion and need.
“One of the great musicals of the 20th century.”
– The Chicago Tribune
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Lady in Waiting
Lady in Waiting
Rachel Abbate (Lady in Waiting) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie (Stoneham Theatre); Oklahoma (The Berkshire Theatre Group); and The Sound of Music, The Mikado, and The Music Man (Muhlenberg College’s Summer Music Theatre). Ms. Abbate earned her BA in theatre and dance from Muhlenberg College (Pennsylvania). Originally from Norfolk, MA, she resides in Manhattan.
Troy Barbosa (Guilliam) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Recent credits include The Libertine (Bridge Rep); The Da Vinci Commission (Can’t Wait Productions); Next to Normal (M&D Productions); Xanadu, The Drowsy Chaperone, and My Fair Lady (Cape Rep). In addition, Mr. Barboza was assistant director on Twins (Boston Actors’ Theatre). Originally from Cape Cod, he resides in Brookline.
RISHI BASU (Castor) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Les Miserables and Fiddler on the Roof (Reagle Music Theater); On the Town and The Mikado (Lyric Company); RENT, Freakshow, The Pillowman, Oliver!, An Ideal Husband, And Then There Were None, Gypsy, Singin’ in the Rain, and Hair (Footlight Club). He has been a featured singer with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, Boston Camerata, and Harvard Glee Club. Originally from Rochester, NY, he resides in Somerville.
Michael J. Borges* (Sir Dinadin, Fight Captain) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Lyric Stage Company/Broadway World Award); A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theatre); and Awesome 80’s Prom (Bello Productions). Off-Broadway credits include Mexican Hayride and Strike up the Band (Lions Theatre). Mr. Borges earned his BFA in Musical Theatre at Emerson College. Originally from Taunton, MA, he resides in New York.
Kevin Cirone (Sir Sagramore) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Regional credits include Legally Blonde and Sunset Boulevard (Next Door Theater); Ragtime (Fiddlehead Theater); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Arts After Hours); Into the Woods (Salem Summer Theater); tick, tick…BOOM! and The Last Five Years (T & F Theater); The Producers (Turtle Lane Players/IRNE Nomination); and Bye Bye Liver: The Boston Drinking Play (Pub Theater Company). Currently he is developing a new musical called Creative License, for which he wrote the book and lyrics and co-wrote the music. Originally from Veazie, ME, Mr. Cirone resides in Woburn.
Shonna Cirone (Lady Anne) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Boston area credits include Fiddler on the Roof (Reagle Music Theatre); A New Brain (Moonbox Productions); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Turtle Lane Playhouse); Ragtime (Fiddlehead Theatre/IRNE Award); Bye, Bye, Birdie (Reagle Music Theatre, IRNE Nomination); The Full Monty (Stoneham Theatre); I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change (Arts After Hours); The Phantom Tollbooth (Wheelock Family Theatre); Candide (Huntington Theatre Company); and The Last Five Years (T & F Theater). Ms. Cirone is a graduate of The American Music and Dramatic Academy (New York). Originally from Billerica, MA, she resides in Woburn. Next she will appear in Company (Moonbox Productions).
Morgan Le Fey
Morgan Le Fey
Katie Clark (Morgan Le Fey) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include A Chorus Line (Reagle Music Theatre); Thoroughly Modern Millie (Stoneham Theatre); Crazy for You (Fiddlehead Theatre Company); Hairspray (Reagle Music Theatre); Singin’ in the Rain (New Bedford Festival Theatre); and Spamalot (Cape Rep Theatre). Other credits include Guys and Dolls (Interlakes Summer Theatre); The Music Man (National Tour); Trailer Park Musical (Theatre Barn); and 42nd Street (Arizona Broadway Theatre). Ms. Clark earned her BA in Musical Theatre and Dance from Ball State University (Indiana). Originally from Medford, MA, she will next appear in Company (Moonbox Productions).
Benjamin Evett* (Arthur) returns to New Repertory Theatre after appearing in Amadeus, Cherry Docs, Opus, Indulgences, A Christmas Carol, Quills, A Girl’s War, and Jerusalem, and directing RENT. He was recently seen in Freud’s Last Session (Arizona Theatre Company) and God of Carnage (San Jose Rep). He was a member of the ART Resident Acting Company from 1993 to 2003, performing in over 50 productions, including Waiting for Godot, The Bacchae, Phedre, and Six Characters in Search of an Author. He has performed at the Missouri Rep, the Virginia Stage Company, the Alley Theatre, the Taiwan National Theatre, and the Moscow Art Theatre. He is Founding Artistic Director of Actors’ Shakespeare Project, where he played Coriolanus, Hamlet, Petruchio, Edmund, and Caliban.
Tom of Warwick
Tom of Warwick
Dashiell Evett (Tom of Warwick, Understudy: Ensemble) is a sixth-grader at Ottoson Middle School in Arlington. His previous acting credits include Kurt in The Sound of Music (Concord Players); one of Fagin’s Gang in Oliver (Arlington Friends of the Drama); and a pair of twins in Blood Rose Rising (Honest Ghost Productions). He sings with both In Good Company, an all-ages group that creates engaging, original musical theater inspired by stories from American history, and Arlington’s Broadway Performance Group. Dashiell plays guitar, makes his own films, and enjoys cooking, tennis, and ultimate Frisbee.
Young Girl in Waiting
Young Girl in Waiting
Natalie Hall (Young Girl in Waiting) is a seventh-grader at The Rivers School in Weston. Her previous acting credits include Children’s Chorus in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Turtle Lane Players); Marta in The Sound of Music (Reagle Music Theatre); Molly in Annie (Wellesley Players); and Greta in Henry & Greta (Jenny Lim: Old Depot Film). She performs with The Friends of Broadway (SAMM Entertainment) and dances with Eclipse Dance Company. She trains in musical theater, tap, jazz, and ballet at The Performing Arts Connection in Sudbury.
Marc Koeck* (Lancelot) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Other credits include Legally Blonde (Ocean State Theatre). Film credits include Grown Ups 2 (Columbia Pictures) and The Heat (20th Century Fox). Mr. Koeck is currently a senior pursuing his BFA in Musical Theatre at The Boston Conservatory. Originally from Fargo, North Dakota, he currently resides in Boston.
Mark Linehan* (Colgrevance) returns to New Repertory Theatre after appearing in The Last Five Years (BroadwayWorld Award). Other area credits include Pippi Longstocking (Wheelock Family Theater); It’s A Wonderful Life and Lumberjacks in Love (Stoneham Theatre); Cupcake: A New Musical (GBA Productions/Club Cafe); and Floyd Collins (Moonbox Productions). He has also appeared on stage at the Reagle Music Theatre, Lyric Stage Company, Foothills Theatre, Next Door Center for the Arts, Fiddlehead Theater, and the Papermill Theater (New Hampshire). Film credits include stunt work in Shutter Island and Surrogates. He has also appeared in numerous television commercials. Mr. Linehan earned his BFA in Musical Theater from Emerson College. Originally from Natick, MA, he resides in Malden. This winter, he will appear in Hairspray (Wheelock Family Theater) and in Something’s Afoot (Stoneham Theatre).
Brittney Morello* (Nimue) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Other credits include Pirates! (Huntington Theatre Company); Nine (SpeakEasy Stage Company); A Christmas Carol (North Shore Music Theatre); and My Fair Lady and The Marvelous Wonderettes (Maine State Music Theatre). Ms. Morello earned her BFA in Musical Theatre from Emerson College and resides in New York.
Merlyn / Pellinore
Merlyn / Pellinore
Robert D. Murphy* (Merlyn, Pellinore) makes his New Repertory Theatre debut. Other area credits include Operation Epsilon (Nora Theatre Company); Sticks and Bones (Harbor Stage Company); Floyd Collins and Lucky Stiff (Moon Box Productions); A Child’s Christmas in Wales and King of the Jews (Boston Playwrights’ Theatre); and Hotel Cassiopeia and Time of Your Life (Fort Point Theatre Channel). Television credits include Gilded Lilys (ABC) and several episodes Brotherhood (Showtime). Mr. Murphy provides voiceover for many Boston companies, including Fidelity Investments and Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. He served on the Board of Directors for StageSource, resides in Beverly, and will next be seen in the Sila (Underground Railway Theater).
Maurice Emmanuel Parent* (Sir Lionel, Dance Captain) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in RENT, Passing Strange, Cabaret, The Wild Party, and Ragtime. Other area credits include On the Town, Man of La Mancha (Lyric Stage Company); A Raisin in the Sun (Huntington Theatre Company); The Mountaintop (Underground Railway Theater); The Motherf**cker with the Hat and Some Men (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Romeo and Juliet, Troilus and Cressida, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coriolanus, and King John (Actors’ Shakespeare Project/Company Member); Angels in America/Elliot Norton Award Best Actor (Boston Theatre Works). Other credits include The Rink (Cape Playhouse); The Good War (York Theatre); Hair (Barrington Stage); Ragtime (Fulton Opera House/Music Theatre of Wichita). Mr. Parent resides in Cambridge and after Camelot will appear in The Color Purple (SpeakEasy Stage Company).
Julian Giovanni Schepis (Page, Understudy: Tom of Warwick) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in mainstage performances of Dollhouse and A Christmas Carol, as well as performing in New Rep On Tour’s A Christmas Carol. He has performed in numerous productions with Watertown Children’s Theatre, most recently in Macbeth and Aladdin. Other Boston-area credits include The Nutcracker (Stoneham Theatre); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (North Shore Music Theatre); and Tom Sawyer (Zero Point Theatre). Julian is in eighth grade at Watertown Middle School, plays cello, writes stories, and is an avid Boston Red Sox fan.
Jacob Sherburne (Bliant) returns to New Repertory Theatre after performing in both Romeo and Juliet and To Kill a Mockingbird with Classic Repertory Company. Recent area credits include The Donkey Show (A.R.T.); Evil Dead: The Musical (Arts After Hours); Les Miserables and Bye Bye Birdie (Reagle Music Theater); Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Turtle Lane Playhouse); and Floyd Collins (Moon Box Productions). Mr. Sherburne earned his BA in Theatre and English from Boston College. Originally from Arlington, he resides in Medford.
Erica Spyres* (Guenevere) returns to New Repertory Theatre after appearing in Master Class and Marry Me a Little. Area credits include Tribes and The Light in the Piazza/IRNE Award (SpeakEasy Stage Company); Avenue Q/IRNE Award/Elliot Norton Nomination, Time Stands Still/Elliot Norton Nomination, and The Mikado (Lyric Stage Company); Of Mice and Men (Moonbox Productions); and Pirates! (Huntington Theatre Company). Ms. Spyres is a corporate spokesperson, radio/TV announcer, can be seen and heard on commercials throughout the U.S., and coaches for My College Audition. Originally from Missouri, she resides in Boston.
Nick Sulfaro (Mordred) returns to New Repertory Theatre after appearing in RENT. Other Boston-area credits include Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (Stoneham Theatre); Anne of Green Gables (Wheelock Family Theatre); The Full Monty (Stoneham Theatre); Photograph 51 (Nora Theatre Company); The Nutcracker (Stoneham Theatre); Sitting Still #1: a radio play for the Emerging America festival (Huntington Theatre Company); and Bat Boy: The Musical /IRNE Nomination (Metro Stage Company). He directs for Stoneham Theatre’s Young Company and serves as the instructor for their Resident Youth Ensemble. A lifelong Massachusetts resident, Mr. Sulfaro earned his BFA from Emerson College, and resides in Allston.
Lady in Waiting
Lady in Waiting
Jackie Theoharis (Lady in Waiting) makes her New Repertory Theatre debut. Area credits include Thoroughly Modern Millie/IRNE Nomination and The Drowsy Chaperone/IRNE Nomination (Turtle Lane Playhouse); Spring Awakening/MyTheatre Nomination (FUDGE); Fiddler on the Roof and Oklahoma (Reagle Music Theatre); Once on this Island (Blue Spruce Theatre); A Chorus Line and Cabaret (Woodland Theatre Company); Next to Normal and The Rocky Horror Show (Emerson Umbrella); and Children of Eden/ EMACT Nomination (Wellesley Players). Ms. Theoharis will graduate from Brandeis University this December with degrees in Theater Arts and Education. She also studied at both the Circle in the Square Theatre School and the Broadway Artists Alliance, in New York. She resides in Waltham.
Jeremy Towle (Squire Dap) returns to the New Repertory Theatre after performing in Cabaret and The Wild Party (IRNE Nomination, Best Supporting Actor/IRNE Award, Best Ensemble). Other Boston area credits include, On the Town (Lyric Stage Company); A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theater); A Chorus Line and La Cage aux Folles (Reagle Music Theatre); The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Walpole Footlighters); The Awesome 80’s Prom (Bello Productions and Pirates! (Huntington Theatre Company). He toured the U.S. with The Doodlebops Live!, and toured internationally with Snappy Dance Theater and The Aluminum Show. Mr. Towle earned his BA in Theater and Dance from the University of Maine. After Camelot, he will appear in Baby with the Bathwater (Happy Medium Theater) and Aida (Fiddlehead Theatre Company).
Russell Garrett** (Director & Choreographer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after directing Little Shop of Horrors and performing in The Elephant Man and Amadeus. In New England, he has directed and choreographed All Shook Up (North Shore Music Theatre); Shout!, High School Musical, and Beehive! (Ogunquit Playhouse); 9 to 5, Hairspray, and The Full Monty (Theatre By The Sea); Legally Blonde (Ocean State Theatre Company); Lies and Legends: The Musical Stories of Harry Chapin (Majestic Theatre); Falsettos, The Rocky Horror Show, and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (Foothills Theatre Company). He has staged acclaimed productions in theaters across the country including Skylight Music Theatre (Wisconsin), Arts Center of Coastal Carolina (South Carolina), Sierra Repertory Theatre and Moonlight Stage (California), and Red Mountain Theatre Company (Alabama). At those theaters he directed and choreographed multiple productions of Chicago, Ain’t Misbehavin’, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and Anything Goes as well as The Who’s Tommy; Cabaret; Kiss Me, Kate; The Wizard of Oz; and Guys and Dolls. Originally from San Diego, CA, Mr. Garrett resides in Boston’s South End.
David McGrory (Music Director) returns to New Repertory Theatre after music directing Marry Me a Little. Boston Music Director credits include Avenue Q and The Threepenny Opera (Boston College); HPT 164: There Will be Flood (The Hasty Pudding Theatricals); and Code Monkey (Westford Academy). Assistant Music Director credits include Oklahoma, Jesus Christ Superstar, and Sweeney Todd (Boston Conservatory) and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (North Shore Music Theatre). Mr. McGrory is also a composer and concert pianist, performing mostly in the Boston area. His debut CD, Beethoven & Bizet: Variations, was released in 2012. Originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, he resides in Medfield. After Camelot he will perform recitals in Newton and Lexington, and will music direct The Drowsy Chaperone (Boston College) and Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Gloucester Stage Company).
John Traub (Scenic Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after previously designing Master Class. Regional credits include Production Manager for The Merry Wives of Windsor (Boston Midsummer Opera); Dead Man Walking (Boston Opera Collaborative); Associate Designer for A Christmas Carol (Hanover Theatre); Fred! The Musical (Cutler Majestic Theater); Moonchildren and Annie! (Berkshire Theatre Festival); Fallujah (winner of the KCACTF National Showcase; Off-Broadway debut); The Postman Always Rings Twice, Susannah, and Twelfth Night (Boston University School of Theatre); and Play about the Baby (Exquisite Corps). Mr. Traub earned his BA at Colorado College and his MFA at Boston University, and serves as Professor of Production Management and Technology at The George Washington University. Originally from New Mexico, he resides in Washington, D.C. and will next be working on several events in the Capitol area, including the White House East Wing, CNN and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Rafael Jaen***(Costume Designer) returns to New Repertory Theater after designing costumes for Marry Me a Little, DollHouse, Boston Marriage, and The Misanthrope. Recent theater credits include The Mikado (Lyric Stage Company/IRNE Award Nomination); Possessions (Escape Artist); Two Gentlemen of Verona (Emerson Stage); 42nd Street (Stoneham Theater); and Café Variations (ArtsEmerson & Ann Bogart’s SITI Company). Television and film credits include God in America (PBS) and The Game Plan (Disney). He is the recipient of the Kennedy Center ACTF Golden Medallion for Excellence in Theater Education. His book SHOWCASE, 2nd Edition (Focal Press) was nominated for a USITT Golden Pen Award. He serves as Assistant Professor of Costume Design at University of Massachusetts in Boston. Mr. Jaen will also design costumes for New Rep’s On the Verge in May.
Chris Brusberg (Lighting Designer) returns to New Repertory Theater after designing Master Class, Holiday Memories, Three Viewings, DollHouse, Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune, and Fool for Love. Other select area credits include The Other Place (Central Square Theater); The Third Story (Titanic Theater Company); Loose, Wet, Perforated (Guerilla Opera); Carmen and Cosi Fan Tutte (Boston Midsummer Opera); Monster and I Am My Own Wife (Boston Center for American Performance); Yank (Boston Center for the Arts); Dead Man Walking and A Little Night Music (Boston Opera Collaborative); and Richard III (Northeastern University). Mr. Brusberg earned his BFA in Lighting Design from Boston University. Originally from New Jersey, he lives in Somerville.
Steve Dee (Sound Designer) returns to New Repertory Theatre after mixing sound for Amadeus. Area design credits include Assassins (Boston University), Monster/IRNE Nomination and House (Boston Center for American Performance). Other design credits include Radio Gals, Hello, Dolly!, Sweet Charity, Nunsense, and Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Cape Playhouse) in Dennis, MA. Mr. Dee earned his BFA from the Boston University’s School of Theatre. Originally from Cromwell, CT, he resides in Somerville.
Kevin Schlagle* (Production Stage Manager) returns to New Repertory Theatre after serving as Production Stage Manager for The Elephant Man and Assistant Stage Manager for Amadeus. Recent Boston credits include The Two Gentlemen of Verona (Commonwealth Shakespeare Company), Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company), Marie Antoinette and over two years with The Donkey Show (American Repertory Theatre). Mr. Schlagle’s opera credits include work with Boston Baroque, Boston Opera Collaborative, Guerilla Opera, New England Conservatory, and Boston University’s Opera Institute. Mr. Schlagle earned his BFA from Boston University.
Assistant Stage Manager
Leslie Sears*(Assistant Stage Manager) returns to New Repertory Theatre after stage managing Rancho Mirage, Amadeus, and Race. Area credits include A Raisin in the Sun, Invisible Man, Private Lives, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Sons of the Prophet, Ruined, Vengeance is the Lord’s, Bus Stop, Prelude to a Kiss, All My Sons, A Civil War Christmas, Fences, The Miracle at Naples, The Corn is Green, How Shakespeare Won the West, and The Rivals (Huntington Theatre Company); three seasons at Boston Lyric Opera and four seasons at Tanglewood Music Center. New York credits include Sons of the Prophet (Roundabout Theatre Center). Ms. Sears is a graduate of Boston University where she currently teaches Stage Management. Originally from San Diego, California, she now resides in East Boston.
*member of Actors’ Equity Association, the union of professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States
**member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
***member of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829
|Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 6:30pm|
|Attend first rehearsal to see where and how it all begins. Participate in a “Meet and Greet” with the cast, designers, crew, and New Rep staff, then stick around to hear a reading of the play.
|Wednesday, November 13, 2013 at 6:30pm|
|Attend part of a working rehearsal with the director and cast. Learn about rehearsal process at the mini-talkback.|
Meet the Designers
|Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 6:30pm|
|Meet the director and scenic, costume, lighting, and sound designers. Learn about the design concepts and collaborative process.|
|Wednesday, November 24, 2013 at 5pm|
*Time to be announced.