McCarthy, Powers, Cleale and Applegate to Star in Muny Camelot

News   McCarthy, Powers, Cleale and Applegate to Star in Muny Camelot Casting has been announced for the upcoming production of the award-winning Lerner and Loewe musical Camelot, which will begin performances July 27 at the St. Louis Muny, the nation's oldest and largest outdoor theatre.
Lewis Cleale
Lewis Cleale

Directed by Bud Widney with choreography by Gemze DeLappe, the cast will be headed by Jeff McCarthy as Arthur, Joneal Joplin as Merlyn, Jenny Powers as Guenevere, Raymond Fournie as Sir Dinadan, Lewis Cleale as Lancelot, Justin Scott Brown as Dap, Fred Applegate as Pellinore, Allen E. Read as Mordred and Christian Probst as Tom of Warwick. The ensemble will comprise Amy Michel Allen, Erik Altemus, Lori Barrett-Pagano, Justin Scott Brown, Will Burton, Derek Carley, Lois Enders, John Flack, Duane Martin Foster, Raymond Fournie, Katie Hart, Leah Hofmann, Ashley Krupinksi, Kristy Luehm, Nathan Madden, Jane Pisarkiewicz, Rich Pisarkiewicz, Peggy Quinn, John Riddle, Alex Shaw, Derek St. Pierre and Madeline Trumble.

The creative team will also include musical director Sam Davis, set designer Steve Gilliam, lighting designer David Lander, stage manager Peter Hynds, assistant stage manager Lorraine LiCavoli and associate producer Mike Bosner. Paul Blake produces for the Muny.

Performances will continue through Aug. 2.

Camelot — featuring music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner — originally opened at Broadway's Majestic Theatre in Dec. 1960, playing 873 performances before closing Jan. 5, 1963. The premiere company included Richard Burton, Julie Andrews, Robert Goulet, Robert Coote, John Cullum and Roddy McDowall. The classic Lerner and Loewe score boasts such tunes as "If Ever I Would Leave You," "I Loved You Once in Silence," "Follow Me," "I Wonder What the King Is Doing Tonight" and the title tune.

The Muny season also includes Godspell (through July 19) and Hairspray (Aug. 3-9).

For more information call (314) 361-1900, ext. 550 or visit www.muny.org.

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