Monty Python’s Spamalot at the Erie Playhouse!
A no-holds-barred smash hit!
The Erie Playhouse opens their 97th season with Monty Python’s Spamalot September 12-29.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a musical, with a book by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
The winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Spamalot recounts the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.
The musical pokes fun at almost everyone and everything, even Broadway musicals. Fans of Idle and his fellow silly Brits will enjoy seeing and hearing some of their favorite bits.
The cast is a who’s who of veteran EP actors: Shawn Clerkin, who moved audiences with his portrayal of Jean Valjean in last season’s opener Les Misérables, will move audiences in an entirely different way in his recreation of King Arthur. His faithful sidekick, Patsy is brought to life by Playhouse funny-man Charles Corritore. Every show needs a diva and Kate Amatuzzo fills the role to perfection as the Lady of the Lake. Other standouts include Chris Bucci (Sir Robin), Rich Tryzbiak (Sir Lancelot), Patrick Thiem (Sir Galahad) and Will Steadman (Prince Herbert). A festive ensemble of Goons and Laker Girls round out the cast.
Almitra Clerkin directs and choreographs, with additional choreography by Heidi Sheehan. Andrew Rainbow serves as music/vocal director with Angela Howell handling costume design and Joe Hassler designing the sets/lights.
Spamalot – there is a lot to like in this relentlessly silly pursuit of a cup that God (who appears in the form of Idle’s voice) was sloppy enough to misplace.
SHOW DATES & TIMES
September 12-15, 18-22, 26-29
Wednesday – Saturday 7:30 p.m.; Sunday 2 p.m.
All Adults $15.00 & $22.00, Students $13.50 (includes tax and facility fee)
The Erie Playhouse, 13 W. 10th St. Erie, Pa.
Box Office: 814-454-2852 ext 0