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Ed Hoopman, Maritza Bostic and Jared Troilo to Lead CAMELOT at Lyric Stage; Cast, Creatives Set!

A love triangle for the ages meets a new adaptation for today in Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT at Lyric Stage. Performances run May 19 - June 25, 2017 with a press opening on Sunday, May 21, 2017, 3pm.

Featuring book & lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe, original direction & staging by Moss Hart, based on The Once and Future King by T. H. White, adapted by David Lee, with new orchestrations by Steve Orich, will be directed in Boston by Spiro Veloudos, with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography by Rachel Bertone.

Spiro Veloudos closes the season with a fresh new adaptation of this beloved, classic musical. The romantic yet ultimately tragic tale of King Arthur, Guenevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table is brought into sharper focus, bursting with some of greatest songs written for the musical stage, including "If Ever I Would Leave You", "I Loved You Once in Silence", and the title song "Camelot". Once again, Camelot will prove how the great classics of American musical theatre shine brighter in the intimate setting of the Lyric Stage Company of Boston.

Featuring: Ed Hoopman* (Arthur), Maritza Bostic* (Guenevere), Jared Troilo* (Lancelot), Rory Boyd, JorDan Clark*, Garrett Inman, Jeff Marcus, Margarita Damaris Martinez*, Davron S. Monroe*, Brad Foster Reinking, and Kira Troilo.

On the creative team are: Scenic designer Shelley Barish, costume designer Elisabetta Polito**, lighting designer Karen Perlow**, and sound designer Elizabeth Cahill.

Watch a teaser for the show below!


IF YOU GO:

CAMELOT

May 19 - June 25, 2017
Wednesdays, Thursdays - 7:30pm
Wednesday matinees - 2pm, May 24 and June 14
Fridays - 8pm
Saturdays - 3pm & 8pm
Sundays - 3pm

Post-show Q&A with the artists: May 21 and June 4, after the 3pm performance

At The Lyric Stage, 140 Clarendon Street, Copley Square, Boston, MA 02116

Tickets Start at $25; Seniors - $10 off regular price; Student rush - $10; Group rates available

Box Office: 617-585-5678 or lyricstage.com

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Maritza Bostic* (Guenevere) returns to the Lyric Stage after appearing in Sondheim on Sondheim and Into the Woods. Her recent credits include Rent (Ivortyton Playhouse), Shaping the World (Bad Habit Productions), Creative License the Musical (NYC Fringe 2015), Alice the Musical, and Hairspray (Wheelock Family Theatre). Over the last year, Maritza has been exploring the film and commercial world, her most recent credit being the movie Detroit, which comes out in early August. A Reading, MA native, she participated in the Lyric First Stage summer program prior to attending Salem State where she earned her B.F.A. in Acting. She is also a proud new member of the Actors Equity Association. maritzabostic.com

Rory Boyd (Mordred/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Recent Boston area credits include: Hamlet (Actors' Shakespeare Project), Hamlet (Bay Colony Shakespeare Company), A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo & Juliet (ArtsAfterHours), The Threepenny Opera, and The Wild Party (Boston Conservatory). Other theatre credits include Avenue Q (Festival Players, Cambridge, UK), Assassins (Edinburgh Fringe), Funny Girl, Merrily We Roll Along (CUADC, UK), The Secret Garden, Honk!, and A Christmas Carol (Byre Theatre, UK). Rory teaches at Belmont Day School and Keys for Kids. He holds degrees from Boston Conservatory, University College London, and the University of Cambridge.

JorDan Clark* (Lady/Ensemble) returns to the Lyric Stage where she was previously seen in Mr. Burns: a post-electric play, Light Up the Sky, and Death of a Salesman. Recent credits include Mrs. Packard (Bridge Rep), Significant Other (SpeakEasy Stage), Journey to the West, Arabian Nights (Central Square Theater), The Trumpet of the Swan, Pinocchio, Where the Mountain Meets the Moon (Wheelock Family Theatre), You For Me For You, She Kills Monsters (Company One), and Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project). Jordan holds a degree in Vocal Performance from The University of the Incarnate Word in her hometown of San Antonio, TX.

Ed Hoopman* (Arthur) has been seen previously at the Lyric Stage in Peter and the Starcatcher (Arts Impulse Award), City of Angels, Dear Elizabeth, Animal Crackers, and The Importance of Being Earnest. NYC: Interior: Panic (NY Fringe Festival) and World's Fastest Hamlet (Hedgepig Ensemble), Jester's Dead (The Outfit), Foreign Wars (Random Access Theater). Regional: Finish Line (Boston Theater Co./Boch Center), Dog Paddle (Bridge Rep Theater), A Civil War Christmas (Huntington Theatre Company), King Lear, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Taming of the Shrew (Commonwealth Shakespeare), Mister Roberts, Indulgences (New Rep Theatre, Macbeth, the title role in Hamlet (New Rep on Tour), Assassins, After Ashley, A Clockwork Orange (Company One), and Shear Madness (Charles Playhouse). TV: See Kate Run (ABC), Aftershock (History Channel). Mr. Hoopman is also an accomplished voiceover actor whose work can be heard both locally and nationally. edhoopman.com

Jeff Marcus (Sagramore/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Recent Boston credits include Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again (Company One), A Beautiful Day In November... (Apollinaire Theater Company), The Love of the Nightengale (HUB Theatre Company), From the Deep (Boston Public Works), The Seagull, Our Town (Huntington Theatre Company), The Good Person Of Setzuan (Fort Point Theatre Company), True Believers (Vagabond Theatre Group). Jeff is also a member of Boston's Unscripted Musical Project, performing hour-long improvised musicals the second and fourth Friday

Davron S. Monroe* (Lionel/Ensemble) is returning to the Lyric Stage after having appeared in Company, My Fair Lady, City of Angels, Sweeney Todd, One Man, Two Guvnors, The Mikado, Avenue Q, and Ain't Misbehavin'. Musical theatre credits include: Godspell (Moonbox Productions), Hairspray (Reagle Music Theatre), Dreamgirls, Jesus Christ Superstar, Children of Eden, Songs for a New World (premiere, Key West Symphony, Broadway Across America), Smokey Joe's Café, Cinderella, Streakin'!, a '70s musical revue, Sweet Charity, Brigadoon, and Show Boat. Cabaret: The All Night Strut. Opera: fully staged or concert/scene productions of Carmen, Treemonisha, Porgy and Bess, La finta giardiniera, Rigoletto, Lucia di Lammermoor, La fille du régiment, L'élisir d'amore, Così fan tutte, Die Fledermaus, The Tailor of Gloucester, The Gondoliers, Aida, and Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Monroe premiered the role of Thomas Edison in Juventas's New Music Group production of Light and Power. He has also appeared with many orchestral and vocal organizations, such as Boston Landmarks Orchestra (Lost in the Stars - a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the "I Have a Dream" speech, and The Chariot Jubilee), the First Church UU, Belmont, the Brevard Music Center (finalist, Orlando Opera's Heinz Rehfuss Singing Actor Awards), Disney Entertainment's Voices of Liberty, Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra, Key West Symphony (young artist), Houston Ebony Opera Guild, the New England Spiritual Ensemble, New England Voices, the Longy School Orchestra, and many other organizations throughout the greater Boston area. Davron is the first recipient of the Bob Jolly Award for up-and-coming local actors.

Garrett Inman ( Dap/Tom/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Previous Boston credits include A Little Night Music (Nextdoor Theatre). Additional credits include a workshop of Zombie Musical (by Kotis & Hollman), Little Shop of Horrors (BarnArts, VT) and South Pacific (Opera North). Garrett would like to send his gratitude to the cast and crew for their hard work along with his family and friends for their endless support.

Margarita Damaris Martinez* (Lady/Ensemble) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in Peter and the Starcatcher, City of Angels, and Death of a Salesman. New England: The Housekeeper (Fresh Ink Theatre Co.), Blue Window (Brown Box Theatre Project), 27 Tips for Banishing the Blues, Talk to at Me (Sleeping Weazel), The Libertine (Bridge Rep/Playhouse Creatures), The King and I (Ocean State Theatre Company), and Time of My Life (Zeitgeist Stage Company). Off-Broadway: The Miser (Jean Cocteau Repertory). New York: As You Like It (Giant Squid Productions), Fefu and her Friends (Culture Project: 45 Below, and A Man's A Man (Giant Squid Productions/FringeNYC). TV: Host of New England Emmy Award-winning series Neighborhood Kitchens (PBS WGBH). Margarita also creates original theatre, film, and music compositions. She has performed her own work at such venues as The Roots in Providence, Patravadi Theater in Bangkok, and Pete's Candy Store and Galapagos Art Space in Brooklyn. Her short film, Representative, recently screened at the Bright Lights Film Series at Emerson College. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate in Film and Media Art at Emerson College. B.F.A.: NYU. margaritamartinez.com

Brad Foster Reinking (Dinadin/Ensemble) is making his Lyric Stage debut. Recent Boston area credits include Billy Elliot A Christmas Carol (The Hanover Theatre), and The Boys From Syracuse(Commonwealth Shakespeare Company). Other recent credits include Reagle Music Theatre, Wagon Wheel Center for the Arts, Fiddlehead Theatre, Millbrook Playhouse, Ocean State Theatre Company, and 54 Below in New York City. Brad holds a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre from The Boston Conservatory. bradreinking.com

Jared Troilo* (Lancelot) returns to the Lyric Stage having appeared in My Fair Lady and Murder for Two. Recent credits include Significant Other (SpeakEasy Stage), Dogfight (Speakeasy Stage), Billy Elliot (Wheelock Family Theatre), Saturday Night Fever (Palace Theatre), and The Little Mermaid (Fiddlehead Theatre). B.F.A. from the Boston Conservatory. Proud member of AEA. jaredtroilo.wixsite.com/jaredtroilo

Kira Troilo (Lady/Ensemble) is making her Lyric Stage debut. Recent local performing credits include Sister Act (NextDoor Theater), Hairspray (Palace Theatre), The Color Purple (Speakeasy Stage), The Wiz (Fiddlehead Theater Company), Les Misérables (Woodland Theater), A Chorus Line (Emerson Umbrella), and Parade (FUDGE Theatre Company). Recent choreography credits include The Little Mermaid, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida (Fiddlehead Theatre Company), Evita, Chicago, and How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying (Weston Drama Workshop). She is also a founding board member of the Regatta Players in Central Mass. Kira graduated with a B.F.A. from Emerson College.

Spiro Veloudos (Producing Artistic Director), now in his 19th season as Producing Artistic Director of the Lyric Stage, opened the season by directing Company, and directed Sondheim by Sondheim and Peter and the Starcatcher last season. In previous seasons, he directed Sweeney Todd, City of Angels, Into the Woods (Independent Reviewers of New England (IRNE) Awards for Best Director, Best Musical, and Best Ensemble), One Man, Two Guvnors, Death of a Salesman (IRNE Award for Best Play),The Mikado, 33 Variations, On the Town, Avenue Q (Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Musical and Outstanding Ensemble, five IRNE Awards including Best Musical and Best Director), The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (Elliot Norton Award for Best Production and Best Director, five IRNE Awards including Best Director), Big River, Superior Donuts, Animal Crackers, Blithe Spirit, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, and Kiss Me, Kate. Spiro received the Lifetime Achievement in the Arts Award from Salem State College. He was the recipient of the 2006 Elliot Norton Prize for Sustained Excellence. During his tenure, the Lyric Stage has earned numerous awards and honors including Elliot Norton Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, Speech & Debate, Miss Witherspoon, The Old Settler), and Outstanding Musical Production (Sunday in the Park with George); IRNE Awards for Outstanding Production (Nicholas Nickleby, The Old Settler, Glengarry Glen Ross), and Outstanding Musical Production (Grey Gardens, Urinetown: The Musical, A Little Night Music, Sunday in the Park with George). His numerous directing credits at the Lyric Stage include A Little Night Music (IRNE Award for Direction), Glengarry Glen Ross (IRNE Award), Sunday in the Park with George (Best of the Year in Boston's Globe, Herald, and Phoenix; Elliot Norton and IRNE Award for direction), Assassins (Best Production of 1998: The Boston Globe), Lost in Yonkers, Never the Sinner: The Leopold and Loeb Story (Elliot Norton Award, along with Assassins), and Speed-the-Plow (Elliot Norton for Outstanding Production). Mr. Veloudos received StageSource's Theatre Hero Award (2003) and was named Best Artistic Director by Boston Magazine in 1999. He serves as the president for the Producers' Association of New England Area Theatres, and is adjunct faculty in Performing Arts at Emerson College.

Matt Chapuran (Managing Director) was previously Managing Director of Stoneham Theatre, where he co-produced over 70 plays, musicals, concerts, and educational productions for an annual audience that grew to over 50,000. During his tenure, Matt ran the 2010 Boston Marathon with Producing Artistic Director Weylin Symes in support of Stoneham Theatre's educational mission. At The Nora Theatre Company, Matt was Managing Director during the inception of a capital campaign that ultimately led to the construction of the Central Square Theater. Matt comes to the Lyric Stage from the Huntington Theatre Company, where he managed institutional giving. A graduate of Boston College with an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Emerson College, Matt has performed, taught, and directed improvisation for two decades, most recently as a part of Babson College's M.B.A. program, as one half of the improv team The Angriest Show in the World, and as the director of An Improvised People's History of the United States. He lives in Jamaica Plain with his wife and their three daughters.

*Member of Actors' Equity Association (AEA)
** United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829


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