VERO BEACH - The legendary Broadway hit Camelot opens on Wed., Nov. 13 at the Vero Beach Theatre Guild.
Under the direction of Alex Martinez, with musical direction and choreography by Beth McKenzie-Shestak, the cast of the round table are rehearsing for a brand new adaptation recently released by Music Theatre International of New York. This version will be presented for the first time in Florida.
This new adaptation of Alan Jay Lerner and Fredrick Loewe’s idealistic tale of a young king who hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity has been adapted by David Lee, an award-winning director for the L.A. Opera and Pasadena Playhouse.
Mr. Lee’s conception for Camelot retains all of the songs from the original score including How to Handle a Woman, I Loved You Once in Silence, and If Ever I Would Leave You. The storyline remains true to T. H. White’s novel The Once and Future King, wherein Arthur’s ideals are tested when his queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Sir Lancelot, and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.
Newcomer to the guild John Caterina as King Arthur and soprano favorite Caitlin Harris as Queen Guenevere play the royal couple.
Jack Evans plays Sir Lancelot, and Lance Morgan is the evil Mordred, who creates a mutiny among Arthur’s Knights Sir Lionel, Sir Sagramore and Sir Dinadan played by Andrew Blizman, Don Hipsman and Phil Markley. Lady Sybil and Lady Anne will be performed by Nikki Marie Przedwiecki and Shannon Fallon.
Camelot runs Nov. 13-Dec. 1. Evening performances are at 7:30 p.m., with matinees on Saturdays and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets can be purchased on line at verobeachtheatreguild.com, in person at the box office Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by calling (772) 562-8300.
Vero Beach Theatre Guild is located at 2020 San Juan Ave., Vero Beach.