Entr’Acte Theatrix will present Monty Python’s Spamalot from June 20th through the 30th at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Center for the Arts. The play is “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, with a book by Python Eric Idle, and a score by Idle and John Du Prez. Like the film, it’s a totally irreverent and typically Pythonesque parody of the Arthurian Legend:
The legendary King Arthur, accompanied by his faithful servant, Patsy, travels through his kingdom, collecting members for his Knights of the Round Table. Some of his recruits include Sir Robin, a collector of plague victims, and Lance a ‘large, handsome, and incredibly violent man’, who agree to join him – Lance ‘for the fighting’, and Robin for ‘the singing and dancing’. The Lady of the Lake (and her Laker Girls), Sir Bedevere, and Sir Dennis Galahad eventually join Arthur in his search for The Holy Grail. The show also features a bevy of beautiful girls (of course), not to mention ‘cows, killer rabbits, and French people’. As The Sunday Times observed, Monty Python’s Spamalot ‘raises silliness to an art form’.
Entr’Acte Theatrix has assembled a talented cast to populate the surreal world of Python. The suitably kingly John Costanzo (left) will take on the role of Arthur; Sharyn Peoples will play The Lady of the Lake; and Carbonell nominee Mike Westrich (right) will don Sir Galahad’s armor. Other cast members include Darrick Penny as Sir Robin, and Mike James as Sir Bedevere.
“Spamalot is one of the most cleverly written comedies of Broadway’s recent history,” says the show’s director Kevin Black. “I have always wanted to direct Spamalot and I’m so happy to finally have the chance.” We have assembled a very talented cast,” he continues, “Including Mike Westrich and the amazing Sharyn Peoples as The Lady of the Lake. Every rehearsal is a barrel of laughs; we are all having so much fun. I have no doubt that fans of Monty Python, and even those who have never seen this iconic British humor, will have a blast at the show.”
When asked for a comment about the show, Spamalot’s musical director Roger Blankenship is equally enthusiastic: “The music is fun to sing, and to hear – and this cast is definitely up to it!”
Monty Python’s Spamalot will run for 12 performances only, from June 20th to 30th, at the Crest Theatre at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts at Old School Square. The theatre is located at 51 North Swinton Avenue, Delray Beach, 33444. Tickets are on sale now, and are available by calling 561-243-7922. Tickets are $20; $15 for groups of 15 or more with the 16th ticket free; and $10 for children under 12; and are on sale now. $10 Student Rush tickets will be available ½ hour before curtain only, with valid ID. Tickets can be purchased on line at:
http://delraycenterforthearts.org or by phone at: 561-243-7922, ext. 1.
For more information about Entr’Acte Theatrix or Monty Python’s Spamalot visit www.entractetheatrix.org.
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Book: Eric Idle
Score: Eric Idle and John Du Prez
June 20 – 30
Groups of 15 or more: $15 (16th ticket is free)
Children 12 & Under: $10
Student Rush – ½ hour before curtain: $10 – with valid ID
Thursdays & Fridays, 8 p.m.;
Saturday, 2 & 8 p.m.;
Sunday (June 23), 2 & 8 p.m.;
Wednesday (June 26) 8 p.m.;
Sunday (June 30), 2 p.m.
Delray Beach Center for the Arts / Crest Theatre
Old School Square, 51 N. Swinton Ave.
Delray Beach 33444
Box Office: 561-243-7922, ext. 1