White Plains' Camelot, with Robert Cuccioli, Begins Performances Sept. 26

News   White Plains' Camelot, with Robert Cuccioli, Begins Performances Sept. 26
Robert Cuccioli, who was Tony-nominated for his performance in Jekyll and Hyde, stars in the White Plains Performing Arts Center's production of the classic musical Camelot, which begins performances Sept. 26.
Robert Cuccioli
Robert Cuccioli Photo by Aubrey Reuben

Cuccioli plays King Arthur in the White Plains production, which runs through Oct. 5. The cast also includes Juli Robbins as Guenevere and Gregg Goodbrod as Lancelot with Mark Aldrich (Sir Dinadan), Diana Rose Becker (Lady Anne), Ronald L. Brown (Merlyn/Pellinore), Kerry Conte (Lady Catherine), Saum Eskandani (Mordred), Keithon Gipson (Sir Lionel), Patrick O. Henney (Tom), Leah Jennings (Lady Sybill), Billy Piscopo (Dap), Rachel A. Rincione (Nimue), Kevin Vortmann (Sir Gwilliam) and Michael Zegarski (Sir Sagramore).

The "brand-new jewel-box" version of Camelot is directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne. The creative team also includes music director James Bassi, set designer Michael Hotopp, costume designer T. Michael Hall and lighting designer Thom Weaver. The production stage manager is B.J. Forman.

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 White Plains season will also include Oliver!, directed by Luke Yankee (Nov. 20–Dec. 14); A Little Night Music, directed by Sidney J. Burgoyne (March 5-22, 2009); and Hello, Dolly! directed by Jack W. Batman (April 30–May 17, 2009).

White Plains Performing Arts Center is located on the third level of City Center at the corner of Main and Mamaroneck in downtown White Plains. Tickets, priced $42.50-$50, are available by calling (914) 328-1600 or by visiting www.wppac.com.

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