CHATHAM, NY— The Mac-Haydn Theatre kicks off its 51st season with the Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe classic Camelot, running May 23 through June 2.
This soaring Lerner and Loewe masterpiece tells the tale of the legendary love triangle between King Arthur, Guenevere, and Sir Lancelot. The fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance as a young idealistic Arthur, with his roundtable, try to maintain honor and dignity. Classic hits like “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and the title song “Camelot” will thrill and delight.
Stepping into the role of King Arthur is Mac-Haydn favorite Gabe Belyeu, kicking off his tenth season in Chatham. Last summer, audiences loved Gabe in Damn Yankees, Mamma Mia, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Annie. Some of Gabe’s career highlights include the National Tours of Showboat and Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley.
Madison Stratton returns to The Mac-Haydn as the beautiful and spirited Guenevere after her performance as Tonya in last season’s fan-favorite production of Mamma Mia. Madison’s New York theatre credits include Baby, A New Musical Off-Broadway and the National Tour of Ragtime.
Nick Miller makes his Mac-Haydn debut as Sir Lancelot. Nick was recently seen as Falstaff in Mixed Precipitation’s Merry Wives of Windsor, Plunkett in Utopia Opera’s Martha, and Judd in the Engeman Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, which he will reprise in Mac-Haydn’s production in August.
Fresh off the national tour of Spamalot, Dakota Dutcher returns to the Mac in the roles of Merlyn and Pellinore. Dakota was seen last season as Cliff Bradshaw in The Berkshire Theatre Award nominated Cabaret.
Rounding out the cast are Mac-Haydn alumni Emma Flynn and Gino Cardoni as Morgan Le Fey and Mordred, respectively. Emma and Gino were both members of the resident company in the 2018 season, during which audiences loved Gino as Sky in Mamma Mia and Emma as Holly in The Wedding Singer.
Camelot is directed by James Benjamin Rodgers and choreographed by Elizabeth McGuire, with costume design by Alison Zador and scenic design by Kevin Gleason.
For tickets and details please visit http://www.machaydntheatre.org or call the box office at (518) 392-9292