Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, while featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.
The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”
Starring in the leading roles are Russ Bohard as King Arthur, Annmarie Martin as The Lady of the Lake, Joseph Murphy as Sir Lancelot, and James Jones as Sir Robin. Supporting roles include Joey Montes as Patsy, Michael Sacco as Prince Herbert, and Brandon Savage as Sir Dennis Galahad.
For Woodside Community Theatre’s Myton Python’s Spamalot, long-time Bay Area and Broadway actor, dancer, director and choreographer Bill Starr will return direct his third show with WCT. Starr has been around comedy for his whole career.
“In doing this production I will be able to use all of my experiences when it comes to comedy, of which this show is packed full,” said Starr. “It is not just one type of comedy, but also includes slapstick, vaudeville and physical comedy. All I can say is that you will need a seat belt to help you not fall out of your seat from laughter. Come and enjoy two hours of pure entertainment and fun.”
Starr will be supported in bringing his “laugh a minute” vision to the stage with Choreography by Carrie Perna, and Musical/Vocal Direction by Brett Strader. Other members of the creative team include Scenic Design by Akio Patrick, Lighting Design by Don Coluzzi, and Costumes by Karen Patrick.
Monty Python’s Spamalot is showing Oct. 15 – Nov. 3. All performances will take place at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Woodside High School — 199 Churchill Ave., Woodside, Ca. Tickets are $20 – $42 each at https://woodsidetheatre.com/spamalot-tickets. Group discounts also available.
Woodside Community Theatre is a nonprofit community theater organization with the goal of promoting the theatrical arts for the mid-peninsula of the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding area. Woodside Community Theatre has been entertaining audiences for over 50 years and currently offers one major Broadway musical each year.