Meet Billy Elliot: Camelot Theatre Company (Talent, OR)

    Camelot Theatre Company in Talent, OR, will present a regional production of Billy Elliot the Musical (BETM) from September 18 to October 13, 2019, with an official opening night performance on September 20.  

    The company was originally founded in 1982 as Actors’ Theatre.  In 1990 the company took up residence in a one-time feed store that was converted to a 104-seat theatre and, at this time, the company was renamed to its current name — Camelot Theatre Company.

    In 2007 news was received that the theatre was to be removed as part of downtown redevelopment plans that included extending Main Street straight through the current theatre building.  And so in January 2010 Camelot initiated a Capital Campaign to raise $2.5 million in order to purchase land, design and construct a new building.  The money was successfully raised thanks to the generosity of over 500 individual donors, foundation grants and loans.  The new building — James Morrison Collier Theatre Building — opened on May 5, 2011 and boasts a 164-seat theatre.

    The 164-seat theatre in the James Morrison Collier Theatre Building – home of Camelot Theatre Company’s production of BETM

    Each season Camelot Theatre Company presents a full year round program of plays, musicals and musical events.  BETM is the third of four musicals that Camelot is presenting in 2019 — the others being A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder (Feb/Mar), The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Jun/Jul) and Peter Pan (Nov/Dec).

    Camelot’s BETM is directed by the company’s Artistic Director Shawn Ramagos with choreography by Melanie Marie, who will also be playing the role of Mrs Wilkinson.  

    Starring in the lead role of Billy will be a pair of brothers — Corban Foster and Eli Foster. This is the third production of BETM to date where brothers have shared the title role.  In fact this production will be quite the family affair.  Joining Corban and Eli on stage will be their younger sister, Haven, in the role of Tracey Atkinson, and their mother Sarah Fine will be the understudy for Dead Mum.

    The Foster brothers – Corban (left) and Eli (right) – outside the theatre

    Below is the official trailer for the Camelot production:

    Credit: Video by Camelot Theatre Company

    To learn more about the Camelot Theatre Company Billys, click on the Billy Profiles button (below) to be taken to their detailed profiles.
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    To see a complete listing of the rest of the Camelot Theatre Company cast, just click on the Cast Information button.

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