A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Directed by Dave Stebbins
Musical Direction by John Ebner
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions,The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment and Clear Channel Entertainment
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the uproarious musical comedy Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls — not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and flatulent French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?
King Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest to find the elusive Holy Grail, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Besides the murderous rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni.
Armed with the slightly demented (yet always hilarious) humor of the famed comedy troupe known as Monty Python, Spamalot overturns a legendary tale of brave knights and their daring deeds to deliver a musical comedy packed full of silly shenanigans, memorably funny songs and hysterical hijinks.
The original Broadway production of Monty Python’s Spamalot was nominated for 14 Tony Awards and won three (including Best Musical for the 2004-2005 season). The show, directed by Mike Nichols, opened March 17, 2005, at the Shubert Theatre in New York City. After 34 previews and 1,575 performances, the production closed on Jan. 11, 2009. According to Playbill.com, Monty Python’s Spamalot was seen by more than 2 million people on Broadway and grossed over $175 million (after recouping its initial production costs in under six months!). The show’s original cast recording won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album in 2006.
Monty Python’s Spamalot is presented by arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide (570 7th Ave, Suite 2100, New York, New York 10018).
Lady of the Lake
Historian/Brother Maynard/Alms Monk
THE CREATIVE TEAM
Assistant Stage Manager
Assistant Stage Manager
JASEN J. SMITH