Monty Python’s Spamalot
Jan 30 – Mar 2, 2014
Winner of 3 Tony Awards including Best Musical!
This wacky version of King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail showcases Monty Python's signature hilarity--from flying cows, killer rabbits, and gorgeous showgirls to The Knights Who Say Ni and the irrepressible "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life."
Monty Python's SPAMALOT runs 2 hours 20 minutes, including intermission.
Get a sneak peek of the hilarity in a special video below:
Cast & Crew:
GREG McCORMICK ALLEN (Mayor, Patsy, Guard 2, Fight Captain) is once again happily meandering around The 5th Avenue stage for the 22nd time, and taking part in the 100th production of his career. Most recently he was seen in James and the Giant Peach (Grasshopper/Mysterious Man) at SCT. Special thanks and appreciation to E-Lo and all associated with James, for their love and support!
JOSHUA CARTER (Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, Prince Herbert) was previously at The 5th in Guys and Dolls. He has also worked in Seattle at the Intiman, Village Theatre, ACT Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre and Seattle Rep. Carter recently returned from the first national tour of Once and just finished the original cast recording of WATT?!? A New Musical. He is also pursuing a degree in Biology.
ALLEN FITZPATRICK (King Arthur) Broadway: Les Misérables, 42nd Street, Driving Miss Daisy, Memphis, Sweet Smell of Success, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Damn Yankees, Scarlet Pimpernel, Passion. National Tours: Six Degrees of Separation, Aspects of Love, Guys and Dolls, Sunset Boulevard. 5th Avenue: Sweeney in Sweeney Todd, Oliver!, ELF The Musical, Grey Gardens, Damn Yankees, Titanic, Oklahoma!, Cinderella, Candide, On the Town, Sunday in the Park with George, Cabaret, Memphis, Into the Woods. Other Seattle: Mary Stuart, Opus, Romeo/Juliet, Private Lives, The Clean House, Christmas Carol, Uncle Vanya, Richard III. Extensive Film/TV and commercials. Twelve Off-Broadway plays. Regional: 200 roles. Artistic director for Icicle Creek Theatre Festival. (allenfitzpatrick.weebly.com)
RICHARD GRAY (Dennis’s Mother, Sir Bedevere, Concorde) has performed in 18 productions with The 5th Avenue Theatre including last season’s ELF, The Music Man and the pre-Broadway run of First Date. At the Village Theatre, favorite roles include Max Bialystock in The Producers, The King in Big River, Albin/ZaZa in La Cage Aux Folles, Bud Frump in How To Succeed… and Amos Hart in Chicago (2013 Gregory Award nomination). He just completed a run as Centipede in James and the Giant Peach at SCT. Next up: A Room with a View (5th Avenue).
LAURA GRIFFITH (Lady of the Lake) Broadway: South Pacific, The Light in the Piazza, Sweet Smell of Success, and Oklahoma! Europe: West Side Story. 1st National Tour: The Light in the Piazza (Helen Hayes Award nomination) at the Kennedy Center and Ahmanson Theatre. 5th Avenue: The Music Man (Marian), Candide (Cunegonde), 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (Milly), A Little Night Music (Anne), Rocky Horror Show (Janet), The Secret Garden (Rose). Regional: Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Mark Taper Forum, Signature Theatre, Goodspeed Opera House, Utah Shakespeare Festival, California Music Theatre. Griffith has sung on three original Broadway cast recordings and appeared on the David Letterman Show, Live from Lincoln Center, and three Tony Awards broadcasts. (LauraGriffith.net)
LOUIS HOBSON (Sir Dennis Galahad, The Black Knight, Prince Herbert’s Father) Excited to return to Seattle and The 5th: West Side Story (Tony), Miss Saigon (Chris), Hair (Claude), The Rocky Horror Show (Brad), Hairspray In Concert (Corny). Hobson was seen earlier this season in Balagan's Les Misérables (Valjean), where he is also artistic director, and where he directed the Northwest premiere of Carrie, the Musical (starring Tony Winner Alice Ripley). Original Broadway casts include the Tony and Pulitzer-winning Next to Normal (Doctor Madden), Bonnie & Clyde (Ted Hinton), Leap of Faith and People in the Picture. Films: C.O.G. (Sundance 2013), Lucky Them (opposite Toni Colette) and Laggies (Sundance 2014). Hobson lives in Tacoma with his patient wife and three beautiful children.
SCOTT BRATENG (French Guard, Monk, Ensemble) New York/Tours: Sugar Babies (2012 workshop), White Christmas. Favorite regional credits include Secondhand Lions, Damn Yankees, Spamalot, Hello, Dolly!, Singin’ in the Rain, West Side Story (A-rab), Cabaret (Two Ladies), Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Evita. Training: BFA NYU/Tisch/CAP21.
ERIC LEE BROTHERSON (Sir Not Appearing, Ensemble) International Tours: Grease, FAME. 5th Avenue: Pippin, My Fair Lady, Into the Woods. Other Seattle: Tommy, CATS, Chicago, La Cage aux Folles (Village). Peter Pan and The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (Seattle Children’s Theatre). So glad to be welcomed back.
GABRIEL COREY (Minstrel, Ensemble) is thrilled to be part of the amazing cast and crew of Spamalot. Past 5th Avenue shows include Oliver!, ELF The Musical, Damn Yankees and The Music Man (Tommy Djilas). Love to family and friends.
TARYN DARR (Ensemble) Hello again, 5th Avenue! Recently starred as Roxie Hart in Chicago at Village Theatre (2013 Gregory Award Nominee). Proud member of Actor’s Equity and The Ministry of Silly Walks. And now for something completely different. (www.taryndarr.com)
SARAH ROSE DAVIS (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her twelfth 5th Avenue appearance! 5th Avenue: RENT, ELF The Musical, Oklahoma!, Hairspray, The Pirates of Penzance, Secondhand Lions, Oliver! Next up: Davis will be starring as Fanny Brice in Village Theatre's production of Funny Girl this spring.
ERIC ESTEB (French Guard, Sir Bors, Nun, Ensemble) is deeply honored to return to The 5th Avenue stage. When not performing at 5th Avenue, Esteb performs as part of an aerial duo, The Innamorati, with his partner and true love, Quynbi. (www.Theinnamorati.com)
CHARLIE JOHNSON (Minstrel, Ensemble) is thrilled to be returning to The 5th Avenue Theatre! Regional: Paper Mill Playhouse, Maltz Jupiter Theatre, North Carolina Theatre, and Flat Rock Playhouse. BFA, Elon University. Thank you for supporting live theater!
TRINA MILLS (Ensemble, Dance Captain) From Seattle, Mills earned her BA in acting from WWU. 5th Avenue: West Side Story, Mame, Joseph..., White Christmas, Guys and Dolls, Cinderella, RENT, ELF The Musical, Oliver! Love to Josh!
HEATH SAUNDERS (Ensemble) NY: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores!), I Am Harvey Milk (workshop). Seattle: James and the Giant Peach (SCT), Avenue Q (Balagan), Hairspray: In Concert, RENT, and The Pirates of Penzance (5th Avenue). Love and gratitude to the family, batch, and as always, my class.
SARAH SHEPLER (Ensemble) 5th Avenue debut! Broadway National Tour: Chicago (Swing). Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines: Chicago (Hunyak). Other favorites: A Chorus Line (North Shore Theatre), How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying (Depot Theatre), The Shape of Things (Wagner College). WAMHMS.
KATY TABB (Ensemble) 5th Avenue debut! Village Theatre: Chicago (Kitty), The Producers, Johnny Baseball. Los Angeles/Southern California: White Christmas (Rita), Young Frankenstein, 42nd Street, 9 to 5, Guys and Dolls, Thoroughly Modern Millie. Up next: Funny Girl at Village Theatre!
PAMELA TURPEN (Minstrel, Ensemble) is thrilled to be back at The 5th! Other theaters include Village Theatre, Seattle Children’s Theatre, SD Prism Dance, Arc Dance, and Seattle Opera. She has done numerous local commercials and films and has choreographed for 17 years.
JOSH RHODES (Director) Broadway credits include First Date and Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (Outer Critic Circle, Astaire Award, and Drama Desk nominations). On stage and screen he choreographed Company starring Neil Patrick Harris and Sondheim: The Birthday Concert with The New York Philharmonic and PBS. Other stage credits include Broadway: Three Generations at the Kennedy Center, On the Town for the LA Philharmonic, Annie Get Your Gun starring Patti LuPone at Ravinia, Working at the Old Globe, the Broadway Playhouse in Chicago, and the Drama Desk Award-winning production at the Prospect Theater in New York, Barnum at the Asolo Rep (Sarasota Theatre Award), They’re Playing Our Song starring Jason Alexander at LA’s Reprise. As a director, Rhodes created and directed Broadway Bares 20 and 21 in New York, The Full McNally at the Westport Playhouse, Paul Newman’s Dream at Avery Fisher, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Casa Manana, the SeriousFun Gala at the Roundhouse in London, and many 2XIST fashion shows.
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Monty Python's Spamalot, which won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, is adapted from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, the musical is an outrageous and irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and his knights – and, in addition, it hilariously lampoons some of the best-known moments in musical theater.
The Lady of the Lake and her “Laker Girls” wear scanty costumes; during one number, the Lady does a Las Vegas-style striptease, disrobing to a “a sparkling, Cher-like bodysuit.”
Make It a Night Out!
Singing, Dancing, and Chatting Behind the Scenes
Musical Theatre Factory Interviews
Monty Python's Spamalot Spotlight Night
Join us for a FREE Spotlight Night Preview event, Thursday, January 9, 2014. Video clips to come later.
2013/14 Season Spotlight Night
Spamalot Spotlight Night Performance
January 9, 2014
Monty Python's Spamalot "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life"
Monty Python's Spamalot "The Song That Goes Like This"