The Holy Grail of Musicals Coming to North Shore Music Theatre
BEVERLY – The funniest show on earth is coming to spread laughter and merriment throughout the kingdom of the Beverly. Audiences will join King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table at Bill Hanney’s award-winning North Shore Music Theatre as they present Monty Python’s Spamalot from September 27 through October 9.
The 2005 Tony Award Winner for “Best Musical” is an outrageous comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.
Producer Bill Hanney reminds audiences to leave the kids at home for this one, but pack their sense of humor for a night of laughs that only the comedic geniuses behind Monty Python can provide. There are certainly a few departures from the beloved legend, but a few flying cows, killer rabbits, a bevy of beautiful show girls, and show-stopping musical numbers make for the perfect tale.
“I am extremely excited to bring Monty Python’s Spamalot to North Shore Music Theatre audiences,” said NSMT owner and producer Bill Hanney. “This outrageous comedy is the perfect way to continue this remarkable season. We always save this time in the schedule for a show that appeals to a more adult audience, and this gut-busting musical is just that!”
Additional Free Audience Enrichment events: Meet the Theatre: post-show audience discussion with the artists on October 4 after the 7:30 pm performance and October 8 after the 2 pm performance; OUT at the North Shore, an evening for the Gay and Lesbian Community with a post-show reception (sponsored in part by Ryan & Wood Inc.) on October 6 after the 7:30 pm performance.
Tickets & General Information
When? Performances are September 27 – October 9, Tue – Thurs at 7:30 pm, Fri & Sat at 8 pm, matinees Wed, Sat and Sun at 2 pm.
Where? North Shore Music Theatre, 62 Dunham Rd., Beverly, MA.
Cost? Tickets for Monty Python’s SPAMALOT are priced starting from $54 – $79. Kids 18 and under save 50% at all evening performances.
For information, call (978) 232-7200 or visit www.nsmt.org. Monty Python’s Spamalot is sponsored by ASR Roofing Professionals.
The Cast and Creative Team of Spamalot at NSMT
The cast of Monty Python’s Spamalot will be led by Al Bundonis as King Arthur and Haley Swindal as The Lady of the Lake. The show will also feature Sean Bell (Historian/Not Dead Fred/Herbert, French Guard, Minstrel), James Beaman (Sir Robin, Brother Maynard, Guard), Brad Bradley (Patsy, Mayer, Guard), J.D. Daw (Sir Dennis Galahad, Black Knight, Herbert’s Father), Jonathan Gregg (Sir Lancelot, French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Time the Enchanter), and Richard Vida (Sir Bedevere, Dennis’ Mother, Concorde). The ensemble includes Jason Elliot Brown, Purdie Baumann, Adena Ershow, Sarah Gallo, Jennifer Geller, Oren Korenblum, Brooke Lacy, Kevin Patrick Martin, Michael McGurk, Stephen Petrovich, Kristin Schone-Rene, and David Visini.
The Monty Python’s Spamalot creative team includes Billy Sprague, Jr. (Director and Choreographer), Jesse Warkentin (Music Direction), Michael M. Harvey (Scenic Design), Mark Nagle (Costume Coordination), Jose Santiago (Lighting Design) Don Hanna (Sound Design), Kurt Alger (Wig and Hair Design), Natalie A. Lynch (Production Stage Manager), Dakotah Wiley Horan (Assistant Stage Manager), and Austin Davy (Assistant Music Director). Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is produced for North Shore Music Theatre by Bill Hanney (Owner/Producer), Kevin P. Hill (Producing Artistic Director), and Tom Amos (Associate Producer).
The 2016 Season at NSMT
North Shore Music Theatre will continue the 2016 musical season with West Side Story from November 1 through 20. The season will conclude with the 26th annual production of A Christmas Carol starring David Coffee running from December 9 to 23.
For more information or to purchase tickets & packages today, visit www.nsmt.org.
More About North Shore Music Theatre
Since 1955, NSMT has become one of the most attended theatres in New England, with approximately 250,000 patrons annually. With a national and regional reputation for artistic achievement, NSMT has received numerous industry awards including Elliot Norton Awards, IRNE Awards, the Rosetta Le Noire Award from Actors’ Equity, and the Moss Hart Award. NSMT produced the World Premiere of Memphis in 2003, the show went on to win four 2010 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Under the new ownership of Bill Hanney in 2010, NSMT continues to annually produce a musical subscription series and an annual production of A Christmas Carol along with celebrity concerts and children’s programming.
For tickets and information call (978) 232-7200 or visit www.nsmt.org.