FARINELLI AND THE KING

Written by CLAIRE VAN KAMPEN
Directed by CARMEN JAKOBI

Winner of multiple Oliver Awards – this is the delightful, heart-warming story of the troubled King Phillip V of Spain and the famous Opera countertenor, Farinelli.  Set to Baroque music.  AZ Premiere!!

[Patron Advisory: for language and sexual innuendo]

CAST

Miles Romney
FARINELLI

Beau Heckman
KING PHILLIP V OF SPAIN/ TAILOR

Melody Knudson
QUEEN ISABELLA OF SPAIN

Jim Coates
DE LA CUEDRA, CHIEF MINISTER OF SPAIN

Gustavo A. Flores
JETHRO/MIGUEL

Brandon Gray
DR. CERVI

Ben Tyler
JOHN RICH

CREATIVE TEAM

Written by
Claire van Kampen

Music by 
George Frederic Handel and Nicola Porpora
arranged by Claire van Kampen
Additional Music by Jean-Baptiste Lully and Handel

arranged by Sergio Freeman Osuna
Choir boy solo by Giulio Caccini

Directed by
Carmen Jakobi

Music Director
Sergio Freeman Osuna

Costume Designer
Maci Hosler

Draper
Cece Sickler, Maci Hosler

Stitchers
Victoria Widener, Becky Goblin, Hayley Larson

Special Thanks:
Arizona Opera, The Phoenix Theatre Company, Costume Connections

Hair and Makeup Designer
Mary Townsend-Cahoon

Scenic Designer
Tom Holmberg

Master Carpenters
Jeff Blake, Ryan Severt

Props Designer
Beau Heckman

Carpenters
Dylan Prentis, Emmy Antillion, Stacey Walston, Beau Heckman

Lighting Designer
Bret G. Reese

Video/Media/Sound Designer
Colin Carter

Dance & Movement Choreographer
Hillary Conrad Zbyszinski

French Baroque Dance Consultant
Philippa Waite

Fight Choreographer
Keath Hall

Intimacy Coach
Rachel Finley

Dramaturg, Surtitles Translator
Simon Rees

Accent Coach
Brandon Gray

Psychiatric Consultant
John Cordingley

Production Team

Production Stage Manager
Emmy Antillion

Assistant Stage Manager
Dylan Prentis

Assistant Stage Manager
Marissa Beckett

Fight Captain
Gustavo A. Flores

Wardrobe Supervisor
Hayley Larson

Marketing/PR/Social Media
dabgrafix, Natalie Clarke, Will Rogers

Producing Director
Stacey Walston

Artistic Director
Debra Ann Byrd

Executive Director
Mary Coleman Way


PRODUCTION PHOTOS

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PERFORMANCE LOCATION

Mesa Arts Center
Nesbitt/Elliott Playhouse Theater

One East Main Street
Mesa, AZ 85201



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PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE

  • Mar. 4, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 5, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 6, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 11, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 13, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 18, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 19, 7:30pm
  • Mar. 20, 7:30pm

BOX OFFICE INFO

Ticketing for all SW Shakes productions is done through the Mesa Arts Center Box Office.  PERFORMANCE LOCATION can be found at the top of this page in this column.

MESA ARTS CENTER BOX OFFICE
1 E Main St.
Mesa, AZ 85201

480) 644-6500

Hours

Monday Closed
Tuesday 12–5PM
Wednesday 12–5PM
Thursday 12–5PM
Friday 12–5PM
Saturday 12–5PM
Sunday Closed