Laguna Playhouse presents legendary musical Camelot on July 24

Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the creative team and full casting for one of the most legendary musicals of all time, a transfer production from North Coast Repertory Theatre of Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot, book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, original production directed and staged by Moss Hart.

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North Coast Repertory Theatre (NCR) cast of “Camelot”

Laguna Playhouse also announces that single tickets will go on sale Tuesday, June 25 for its 2024-2025 season of shows. This sensational season begins with a special bonus production of the legendary musical, Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot (now on sale); followed by an uproarious comedy.

Based on The Once and Future King by T.H. White, the play features new orchestrations by Steve Orich, musical direction by Daniel Lincoln, choreography by Jill Gorrie Rovatsos and directed by Jeffrey B. Moss.

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NCR cast members

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot begins previews on Wednesday, July 24, will open on Sunday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. (press opening); and perform through Sunday, Aug. 11 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Prepare for an evening of enchantment in Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot, brilliantly adapted for intimate theatres. This Tony Award-winning fairy-tale musical resounds with such memorable songs as, “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “If Ever I Would Leave You” and the title song, “Camelot.”

Based on the King Arthur legend, it features the iconic characters King Arthur, Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. This epic story centers on the quest for democracy, justice and the tragic struggle between passion, aspiration and kingdoms.

Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) 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.

Jeffrey Moss (director) has staged more than 35 national and international tours including Guys And Dolls, Hello, Dolly!, Man of La Mancha, The Sound of Music, Peter Pan, On The 20th Century, The Music Man, The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, The Music of The Night, Annie, West Side Story and 42nd Street.

Daniel Lincoln (musical director) As pianist/conductor/pit musician (keyboards): Such acclaimed productions as Broadway: Wicked, On Your Feet!, Summer: The Donna Summer Musical and The Cher Show.

Jill Gorrie Rovatsos (Choreographer) has worked on productions such as Romance Romance, Desperate Measures, The Remarkable Mister Holmes); SDMT (Fiddler on the Roof, Singin’ in the Rain, 42nd Street and Damn Yankees.

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(L-R) Brian Krinsky, Jered McLenigan and Lauren Weinberg (part of NCR cast)

The cast of Camelot features (in alphabetical order): Nick Apostolina as Squire Dap/Mordred, Jacob Caltrider as Sir Dinadin, Jason Heil as Merlyn/Sir Gareth, Scott Hurst, Jr. as Lionel, Brian Krinsky as Lancelot, Jered McLenigan as Arthur, Eben Rosenzweig as Tom of Warwick, Noah Weibel also as Tom of Warwick, Lauren Weinberg as Guenevere and Elias Wygodny as Sir Sagramore. Cole Fletcher will understudy the roles of Merlyn, Sir Gareth, Sir Dinadin, Sir Sagramore and Sir Lionel.

The design team for Camelot is as follows: scenic design by Marty Burnett; costume design by Elisa Benzoni; lighting design by Matt Novotny; sound design by Ian Scot; props design by Audrey Casteris; hair and wig design by Peter Herman and fight coordination by Benjamin Cole. The Production Stage Manager is Phil Gold.

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI. www.mtishows.com.

Lerner & Loewe’s Camelot will preview on Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, July 25 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Friday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 27 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; will open on Sunday, July 28 at 5:30 p.m. (press opening) and perform through Sunday, Aug. 11 at 1 p.m. at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Performances will be Wednesdays through Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. There will be added performances on Thursday, Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, Aug. 6 at 7:30 p.m. There will be no performance on Sunday, August 4 at 5:30 p.m. There will be a post-show talkback following the Friday, Aug. 2 performance.

Tickets range from $55-$94 and can be purchased online at www.lagunaplayhouse.com, or by calling 949.497.ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949.497.2787, ext. 229. Prices are subject to change.

The box office is open Tuesdays through Sundays, 12-4 p.m.; Mondays open two hours prior to show time and until 15 minutes after curtain. It is open until showtime on all performance days.

For more information on all shows and programming, visit www.lagunaplayhouse.com.


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