The Actorsingers

 

Camelot (1977)

Elm Street Junior High School
November 18-20, 1977

Book and Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner

Music by Frederick Loewe

"Camelot" is presented by arrangement with Tams-Witmark Music Library, Inc., 737 Third Avenue, N.Y., N.Y. 10017.



Cast List

King Arthur John Tamanakis

Guenevere Gisele LaFrance

Lancelot Sid Basha

Pellinore Donald Sisson

Merlyn Stanley Polan

Mordred Donald Baillargeon

Sir Dinadan Joel Levesque

Sir Lionel Carlos Vargas-Mass

Morgan Le Fey Kathy Porter

Sir Sagramore Douglas McDonald

Nimue Anne S. Harvey

Queen's Ladies

Lady Sybil Bonnie Weymouth

Lady Anne Robin MacDonald

Pages & Squires

Dap Steven Smolkin

Others Joanna Mather-Lees, Mathew Parent

Heralds Steven Smolkin, Daniel Pelletier, William Schulz, Tony Mallia

Dancers Colleen Aldrich, Susan Dumont, Holly Kenny, Linnea McAllister, Bill Williamson, Eric Heath, Douglas McDonald, Marc Bouchard

Chorus Colleen Aldrich, John Baird, Marc Bouchard, Maurice Coutu, Susan Daigle, Susan Dumont, Linda Friesinger, Susan Hailson, Adrienne Jones, Holly Kenny, Eric Heath, Linnea McAllister, John McAllister, Douglas McDonald, Robin McDonald, Judy Morris, Sally Moyer, Mark Plamondon, Rita Paquin, David Pierce, Helen Sheehen, Terrence Toland, Ann Way, Harlan Worchel, Bill Williamson, Licia Whitegiver, Wayne Vanier

Orchestra List

Violin I Anne Egan

Violin II George Szok

Cello Rowena Carr

Bass Richard Wharton

Trumpet I Frank Iovieno

Trumpet II Ann Callahan

Horn I Steve Biagini

Horn II Linda DeRoche

Flute Jill Gidge

Clarinet Natalie Takanaka

Trombone Donald Wallin

Percussion Duane Catera

Piano Wendy Mahoney

Acknowledgments

Duhamel, Inc.

The Nestle Company

Rev. Raymond Desjardins

Collins Flowers


A Special Thank You to

Sanders Associates, Inc. for their generous donation to our building fund drive

And

Member John Ayer for payment of his pledge

Production and Staff List

Cast Coordinator Kathi Laflamme

Director Kathy Milbouer

Musical Director Adrith Provencher

Accompanist Wendy Mahoney

Choreographer Laura Murphy

Set Design John Fionte

Set Construction David Cooney, Chairman, Wayne Vanier, Sonny Roy, Kathy Raby

Set Painting Debbie Hoyt, Kathy Rapsis, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard, David Morin, Elaine Duhamel

Lighting Richard L. Meanhan, Jerry Mulcahy

Sound Ray Tachette

Stage Manager John Liljeberg

Stage Crew David Cooney, Wayne Vanier, Sonny Roy, Kathy Raby, David Morin, Elaine Duhamel, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard, Kathy Rapsis, Gig Marineau

Wardrobe Chairman Margaret Tamulonis

Costume Co-chairmen Margaret Tamulonis, Maria Vargas

Costume Committee Raelene Liljeberg, Ena Carreher, Kay Kandra, Betty Jones, Dianne Rosenbloom, Rachael Rosenberg, Rachael Boggis, Marge Thompson, Carol Nadeau, Barbara Page, Betty Badeau, Anne Harvey, Myra Florio, Members of the cast

Properties Elaine Duhamel, Chairman, John Liljeberg, Jewel Shanahan, Christine Brunelle

Make-up Karen Keefe, Chairman, Pearl Ware, Claire Anderson, Advisors; Jennifer Backus, Linda Chojnowski, Pam St. Laurent, Dawn Hardy, Kathy Porter, Dodi Slingerland, Betty Callahan, Louise Jackson, Jay Zoller, Donna Landry, Lisa Ware, Robert Haven

Hair Design Ellen LeBlanc, Linda Poisson

Programs Bill Williamson, Chairman, Kathi Laflamme

Program Ad Sales Marc Bouchard

Typists Maggie Clark, David Trow

Patrons Albin Tamulonis

Tickets Christine Brunelle, Chairman, Denise Duhamel, Diane Duhamel

Publicity Chairman Dan Pelletier

Posters & Program Cover Kathi Laflamme

Cast Photographer Millie Wright

Portrait Photographer Richard Croteau

House Chairman Lorraine Graham

Ushers Cathy Andruskevich, Frank Bolen, Grace Bolen, Lona Bower, Judith Bausha, Lorraine Graham, Frank Graham, Irene Gordon, Louise King, Robert Narkunas, Margot Long, Diane LaFrance, Joan Rearick, Janice Rockwell, Arthur Rockwell, Christine Rockwell, Sally Trombley, Albin Tamulonis, Rachael Tranchmontagne

Dress Rehearsal Ushers Ten Junior Actorsingers served as ushers for the dress rehearsal, coordinated by Janice Rockwell

Concession Fortuat LeBlanc

Orchestra Coordinator Adrith Provencher

Refreshments at Rehearsals Daniel Pelletier

Membership Chairman Linnea McAllister

Bank Window Display Sue Dumont

Afterglow Patricia Allard, Chairman, David Boudreau, James Frost, Helen Sheehan

Auditions John Florio, Chairman, Kathy Milbouer, Adrith Provencher, Laura Murphy

Moving Crew & Cleanup David Cooney, Wayne Vanier, Sonny Roy, Kathy Raby, David Morin, Elaine Duhamel, Mr. & Mrs. Leonard, Kathy Rapsis, Gig Marineau, Mark Hamilton, Members of the cast

Patrons Committee Albin R. Tamulonis, Chairman; Assisted By: Margaret Tamulonis

Note- A special vote of thanks to Kathi, Millie, Marc, Dave, Maggie and Lorraine. Good workers are much appreciated. --Bill Williamson


The Actorsingers historically has invited people with special needs and the religious community to attend the "premiere" performance, the dress rehearsal, of our shows as our guests. The list has been expanded this year to include the following organizations:

GREENBRIAR TERRACE
MOUNT HOPE SCHOOL
THE PLUS COMPANY
THE FRIENDSHIP CLUB
LETITIA PRATT FOUNDATION
NEED, INC.
NAPH
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
THE RELIGIOUS COMMUNITY

Senior Citizens and students also are encouraged to attend the Sunday evening performance by providing their entertainment at a reduced rate.


Historical Notes

The story of the high King Arthur has been a part of British history for a great many years. The first and most well known writer of the Arthurian Legend is Geoffry of Monmouth, who lived in the sixth century. Although his account is believed to be inaccurate and much embellished, the story he tells is the most familiar today.


The play "Camelot" is based later in history than that in which the Arthurian Legend is conjectured to occur. The Fifth century A.D. is usually accepted as the time of King Arthur; he is estimated to have been born late in that century, and his legend is told thus:


Merlyn, who became Arthur's tutor and lifelong companion, prophesied that a child born to King Uther (brother of Ambrosius, who unified Britain) and Ygraine (the young wife of the aged King Gorlois of Cornwall) would become High King of Britian. Uther had fallen in love with Ygraine at his coronation feast. After a battle in which Gorlois was killed the King married Ygraine. Arthur was conceived sometime before the wedding, and the King refused to acknowledge him. He gave care of the child to Merlyn, and for the next fourteen years did not see his son.


Raised in a northern British province, Arthur grew and thrived. During his fourteenth year, the threat of invasion by the Saxons and Picts became crucial. Merlyn brought Arthur to Uther's side and when the King died, Arthur was presented as Uther's legal heir. Some nobles contested this, so Merlyn, by magical arts, affixed a sword through a stone and anvil. The sword bore the legend: "WHOSO PULLETH OUT THIS SWORD OF THIS STONE AND ANVIL, IS RIGHTWISE KING BORN OF ALL BRITAIN." Arthur, by pulling the sword from its resting place, proved himself King of Britain and reigned for many years.


Message From The Director


Camelot has become more than a musical play for me and the cast: it has indeed become a very special experience. We have grown to love the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. I am sure you will discover that, although Camelot is supposed to have been a legend (and new evidence may prove this supposition wrong), it is also the dream of many people throughout time and history. Those of you familiar with the story will appreciate the script and music by Lerner and Loewe. I have kept the sets simple so that one never loses the dreamlike quality of Camelot. The concern for the love between Arthur, Guenevere, and Lancelot is the main theme, although there are several other plots and conflicts woven throughout the story. My wish is for everyone to leave the theater with a little bit of Camelot in their heart.



Sincerely,
Kathy Milbouer
Director


Actorsinger Chorus


In addition to our two major productions and our children's musical, this year we formed an Actorsinger Chorus to provide additional opportunities for solo and choral singing. The chorus performs for us in special shows for various business, service and cultural organizations. Three of tonight's leads in "Camelot" are members of the chorus. Chorus meets Monday evenings from 7:30 to 9:30 in the Actorsinger Building on Lake Street. New members are invited and welcome. For information, call Chorus Secretary Jackie Maynard - 882-0696.


Musical Synopsis of Scenes

ACT I

Scene 1 A hilltop near Camelot, a long time ago.

"I Wonder What the King is Doing Tonight" Arthur

"The Simple Joys of Maidenhood" Guenevere

Scene 2 Near Camelot, immediately following.

"Follow Me" Nimue

Scene 3 Arthur's study, five years later.

Scene 4 A countryside near Camelot, a few months later.

"C'est Moi" Lancelot

Scene 5 A garden near the castle, immediately following.

"The Lusty Month of May" Guenevere and Ensemble

Scene 6 A terrace of the castle, a week later.

"How to Handle a Woman" Arthur

Scene 7 The tents outside the Jousting Field, a few days later.

Scene 8 The Jousting Field.

"The Jousts" Arthur, Guenevere and Ensemble

Scene 9 The terrace. Early evening of the same day.

"Before I Gaze at You Again" Guenevere

Scene 10 A corridor in the castle, immediately following.

Scene 11 The Grand Hall, immediately following.

ACT II

Scene 1 The main terrace of the Castle, a few years later.

"If Ever I Would Leave You" Lancelot

"The Seven Deadly Virtues" Mordred

Scene 2 The terrace of the castle, a month later.

"What Do the Simple Folk Do?" Guenevere and Arthur

Scene 3 A forest near Camelot, a few days later.

Scene 4 The forest of Morgan le Fey, immediately following.

"The Persuasion" Mordred and Morgan le Fey

Scene 5 A corridor to the Queen's bedchamber, later that night.

Scene 6 The Queen's bedchamber, immediately following.

"I Loved You Once in Silence" Guenevere

Scene 7 Camelot.

"Guenevere" Ensemble

Scene 8 A battlefield outside Joyous Gard, a few weeks later.

"Camelot" (Reprise) Arthur

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