MCT Proposal - Spamalot
Updated: Nov 14, 2022
Monty Python's Spamalot - Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
Proposed by director Ashleigh Barbeau
Music direction by Jim Martinez
King Arthur is traveling around England recruiting his Knights of the Round Table. When he and his band of misfit knights finally gather in Camelot, they receive a charge from God to find the Holy Grail. The quest brings King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table to strange places and into the company of strange characters, challenging them to keep their heads on straight or die terribly weird deaths.
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, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? 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.” This show allows for such flexibility and creativity of casting (open to all ages, backgrounds, and orientations), set design, props, costumes, and more. With legendary humor, nonstop action and ridiculousness, it's no wonder Monty Python's Spamalot is a perfect addition to the original cult classic.