Michigan's Barn closes CamelotJuly 4. The Lerner and Loewe classic starring Barn regulars Joe Aiello and Scott Burkell, alongside Barn newcomer Jacquelyn Ritz, began performances June 22. Dusty Reeds directs.
Aiello appeared in the Barn's Noises Off. His Noises Off co star Burkell returns to the Barn after a stint on Broadway in Titanic. Aiello and Burkell previously starred together in Camelot at the Barn in 1984. Ritz comes to the Barn from playing Margery Cranston in Houdini at Chicago's Marriott Lincolnshire Theatre.
Also in the cast are Howard McBride (Merlin), Robin Haynes (Pellinore), John C. Brown (Mordred), Corrie Danieley (Morgan Le Fey), Charles Wissinger (Tom of Warwick), Eric Parker (Sir Dinadan), Cain M. Bilbrey (Sir Lionel), Dan Black (Sir Sagramore), Roy Brown (Squire Dap), Jennifer Kapitan (Lady Anne), Erica Baker (Nimue), Leonard Sullivan (Page), Caley Oakes Bisson (Herald). The ensemble includes Randy Aaron, Brian Bowers, Paul Cook, Laura Dysarczyk, Elizabeth Earnheart, Courtney Ell, Jon Lambert, Jenna Lee, Jessica Kemock, Alisa McCance, Thomas Mienk, Ashley Plamer, Josh Robers, Erik Sisco, Lauren Snowday and Steven Wenslawski.
The design team includes Redd (sets), Elaine Kauffman (costumes), Brian Collins (lighting) and Aaron Morse (sound).
For tickets ($25-$22.50), call the Barn Theatre at (616) 731-4121. The Barn Theatre is located on the web at http://www.barntheatre.com. * Up later this season at the Barn will be:
Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, July 6-18
Perfect Wedding, July 20-Aug. 1
West Side Story or A Chorus Line, Aug. 3-15
The Maneuvers of Chess, Aug. 17-29
The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Aug. 31-Sept. 12
-- By Christine Ehren