108th Season
A Season of Enchantment

SEASON OPENING

2020 Co-Production with Ross Valley Players: Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT

The Mountain Play Association and Ross Valley Players proudly present:

Lerner & Loewe’s

CAMELOT

November 20 December 20, 2020

Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Music by FREDERICK LOEWE
Original Production Directed and Staged by MOSS HART
Based on “The Once and Future King” by T.H.WHITE
Book Adapted by DAVID LEE
New Orchestrations by STEVE ORICH

Directed by JAY MANLEY & ZOË SWENSON-GRAHAM

Tickets go on sale July 15, 2020

All performances at the BARN THEATRE, ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS, ROSS, CA

A delightful classic like you’ve never seen it done before!

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical.

LERNER AND LOEWE’S CAMELOT
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts  for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems  as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.”

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table.  His Ideals, however are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

This wonderful show was created by the same minds that brought you My Fair Lady and Gigi. We hope to see you at an enchanted evening at the Ross Valley Players Barn in November and December.

Check back soon for audition information!

Ross Valley Players Barn

This historic 99 seat in-doors beautiful theatre is within the Marin Art and Garden grounds. It is ADA accessible. For wheelchair reservations please call (415) 456-9555 ext. 1. The seats are brand new and very plush. Concessions include hot and cold beverages and wine and beer. The box office will open one hour before the performance begins and the house opens at 1/2 hour.

For Directions to Ross Valley Players Parking Lot 

Jay Manley, Director (Artistic Staff)Jay Manley, Co-Director

Jay Manley is an award-winning director whose musicals and plays throughout the Bay Area have garnered repeated praise and numerous awards from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and Dean Goodman “Choice” Awards. He founded Foothill Music Theatre in Los Altos, California, to present classic and new musicals on the campus of Foothill College. He was the recipient of a 2006 special citation from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle “…in recognition of his distinguished career as founder and artistic director of Foothill Music Theatre.” At Foothill College where he chaired the Theatre Arts Department, he also established the Foothill Theatre Conservatory, a flourishing pre-professional actor training program. For the last 30 years, Jay has led popular theatre tours to New York, Ashland, London, and other major theatre production centers, through his company, New York Theatre Tour: www.nytheatretour.com. Jay’s extensive knowledge of American musical theatre history has made him a sought-after speaker and lecturer. Jay earned a B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University and holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He lives in the East Bay.

Zoë Swenson-Graham, Co-Director

Zoë returned to the states in 2015 after living in London for nearly 7 years, where she worked as an actor, dancer, and trained as a stage combat instructor and fight choreographer. She is thrilled to be returning to the Mountain Play, after choreographing HAIR & the fights for West Side Story and Peter Pan. Before leaving London, she was the leading role in the English Premiere of Neil LaBute’s Autobahn at The Kings Head Theatre, London. Other acting credits include: Our Town (Emily). The Trojan Women (Helen), The Toll(Edinburgh Festival), and Twelfth Night (Viola). She received an Off-West End Best Actress nomination for At the Broken Places, a new American play that premiered in London. She has served as a stage combat choreographer and teacher around the UK, including the Royal Opera House, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the British American Drama Academy. Since returning to the Bay, Zoe has choreographed for and taught with the American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Oakland School of the Arts, Sierra Repertory Theatre Company, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Ross Valley Players, YMTC, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, and Stapleton School of the Arts.

SEASON OPENING

The Mountain Play Association and Ross Valley Players proudly present:

2020 Co-Production with Ross Valley Players: Lerner and Loewe’s CAMELOT

Lerner & Loewe’s

CAMELOT

November 20 December 20, 2020

Book and Lyrics by ALAN JAY LERNER Music by FREDERICK LOEWE
Original Production Directed and Staged by MOSS HART
Based on “The Once and Future King” by T.H.WHITE
Book Adapted by DAVID LEE
New Orchestrations by STEVE ORICH

Directed by JAY MANLEY & ZOË SWENSON-GRAHAM

Tickets go on sale July 15, 2020

All performances at the BARN THEATRE, ROSS VALLEY PLAYERS, ROSS, CA

A delightful classic like you’ve never seen it done before!

The legendary love triangle of King Arthur, Guenevere and Sir Lancelot leaps from the pages of T.H. White’s novel in Lerner and Loewe’s award-winning, soaring musical.

LERNER AND LOEWE’S CAMELOT
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

Borrowing from the Arthurian legends, Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot is the duo’s fantastical masterpiece which triumphed on Broadway in a legendary original production that lead to a film version, and numerous revivals in New York, London and across the globe. Its Original Broadway Cast Album topped the charts  for 60 weeks, with a rich score boasting such gems  as “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “I Loved You Once in Silence,” “The Lusty Month of May,” and of course, “Camelot.”

An idealistic young King Arthur hopes to create a kingdom built on honor and dignity, embodied by his Knights of The Round Table.  His Ideals, however are tested when his lovely queen, Guenevere, falls in love with the young Knight, Lancelot and the fate of the kingdom hangs in the balance.

This wonderful show was created by the same minds that brought you My Fair Lady and Gigi. We hope to see you at an enchanted evening at the Ross Valley Players Barn in November and December.

Check back soon for AUDITION INFORMATION

Ross Valley Players Barn

This historic 99 seat in-doors beautiful theatre is within the Marin Art and Garden grounds. It is ADA accessible. For wheelchair reservations please call (415) 456-9555 ext. 1. The seats are brand new and very plush. Concessions include hot and cold beverages and wine and beer. The box office will open one hour before the performance begins and the house opens at 1/2 hour.

For Directions to Ross Valley Players Parking Lot 

Jay Manley, Director (Artistic Staff)Jay Manley, Co-Director

Jay Manley is an award-winning director whose musicals and plays throughout the Bay Area have garnered repeated praise and numerous awards from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle and Dean Goodman “Choice” Awards. He founded Foothill Music Theatre in Los Altos, California, to present classic and new musicals on the campus of Foothill College. He was the recipient of a 2006 special citation from the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle “…in recognition of his distinguished career as founder and artistic director of Foothill Music Theatre.” At Foothill College where he chaired the Theatre Arts Department, he also established the Foothill Theatre Conservatory, a flourishing pre-professional actor training program. For the last 30 years, Jay has led popular theatre tours to New York, Ashland, London, and other major theatre production centers, through his company, New York Theatre Tour: www.nytheatretour.com. Jay’s extensive knowledge of American musical theatre history has made him a sought-after speaker and lecturer. Jay earned a B.A. and M.A. from San Francisco State University and holds a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley. He lives in the East Bay.

Zoë Swenson-Graham, Co-Director

Zoë returned to the states in 2015 after living in London for nearly 7 years, where she worked as an actor, dancer, and trained as a stage combat instructor and fight choreographer. She is thrilled to be returning to the Mountain Play, after choreographing HAIR & the fights for West Side Story and Peter Pan. Before leaving London, she was the leading role in the English Premiere of Neil LaBute’s Autobahn at The Kings Head Theatre, London. Other acting credits include: Our Town (Emily). The Trojan Women (Helen), The Toll(Edinburgh Festival), and Twelfth Night (Viola). She received an Off-West End Best Actress nomination for At the Broken Places, a new American play that premiered in London. She has served as a stage combat choreographer and teacher around the UK, including the Royal Opera House, Soho Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, Southwark Playhouse and the British American Drama Academy. Since returning to the Bay, Zoe has choreographed for and taught with the American Conservatory Theatre, Berkeley Rep School of Theatre, Oakland School of the Arts, Sierra Repertory Theatre Company, East Bay Center for the Performing Arts, Ross Valley Players, YMTC, Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, and Stapleton School of the Arts.

MOUNTAIN PLAY 2021

Mountain Play 2021 INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS

May – June 2021

Music and Lyrics by STEHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by NICOLE HELFER
Musical Direction by DAVID MÖSCHLER

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

INTO THE WOODS 
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Check back for audition information!

Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, or the Mountain Theatre, is a 3750-stone seat, open-air venue in Mount Tamalpais State Park, in Marin County. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from its 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. The theatre is remote, therefore, remember to come prepared! Cell phone signal can be spotty. Bring water and whatever you need to protect you from sun exposure. CLICK HERE for a list of suggested things to bring with you to enjoy the show.

For Directions to the Amphitheatre 

Directed by NICOLE HELFER

Musical Direction by DAVID MÖSCHLER

MOUNTAIN PLAY 2021

Mountain Play 2021 INTO THE WOODS

INTO THE WOODS

May – June 2021

Music and Lyrics by STEHEN SONDHEIM
Book by JAMES LAPINE
Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine
Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

Directed by NICOLE HELFER
Musical Direction by DAVID MÖSCHLER

The Brothers Grimm hit the stage with an epic fairytale about wishes, family and the choices we make.

INTO THE WOODS 
Is presented through special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).
All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.
www.MTIShows.com

The story follows a Baker and his wife, who wish to have a child; Cinderella, who wishes to attend the King’s Festival; and Jack, who wishes his cow would give milk. When the Baker and his wife learn that they cannot have a child because of a Witch’s curse, the two set off on a journey to break the curse. Everyone’s wish is granted, but the consequences of their actions return to haunt them later with disastrous results.

One of Sondheim’s most popular works, Into the Woods is a musically sophisticated show with the opportunity to feature actors adept at dark comedy.

Check back for more AUDITION INFORMATION

Cushing Memorial Amphitheatre, or the Mountain Theatre, is a 3750-stone seat, open-air venue in Mount Tamalpais State Park, in Marin County. It has redwood groves and oak woodlands with a spectacular view from its 2,571-foot peak. On a clear day, visitors can see the Farallon Islands 25 miles out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco and the bay, hills and cities of the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. The theatre is remote, therefore, remember to come prepared! Cell phone signal can be spotty. Bring water and whatever you need to protect you from sun exposure. CLICK HERE for a list of suggested things to bring with you to enjoy the show.

For Directions to the Amphitheatre 

Directed by NICOLE HELFER

Musical Direction by DAVID MÖSCHLER