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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:

Monty Python's Spamalot Sizzle Reel

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.

MATT OWEN (Sir Robin, Guard 1, Brother Maynard) is a professional moose trainer.  He has bred many a prize-winning moose—apologies.  The person assigned to write Owen’s bio has been sacked.  Owen has been seen in theaters all over the country, most recently as a singing moose in the San Diego Zoo—apologies again.  The person responsible for sacking the person who has just been sacked has been sacked.  Owen is thrilled to be a part of this silly good time with so many friends.  He was last seen at The 5th as Buddy in the hit production of ELF.  Love to Mom, Dad, Meg, Becca, and Morty the Moose—oh come on!

DANE STOKINGER (Sir Lancelot, The French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter) is happy to be back at The 5th! Previous 5th Avenue credits include Damn Yankees, Joseph..., Candide, Pirates of Penzance and Guys and Dolls. Stokinger has toured nationally and internationally with productions of Jesus Christ Superstar and Miss Saigon and regionally with East LA Classic Theatre, Coeur d'Alene Summer Theatre, Arizona Theatre Company and The Ordway.  Recent credits: Sonny Malone in Xanadu with Village Theatre and ATC; Mike in Trails with Village Theatre; Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz with Seattle Children's Theatre. All my love to Jess. Look Mom and Dad! All the countless hours doing outrageous accents and silly walks have finally paid off.

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.

 


 

CREATIVE TEAM

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. 

LEE WILKINS (Choreographer) Broadway/Associate Choreographer:  Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella; First Date; Broadway/Performance:  ELF The Musical (original cast), Monty Python’s Spamalot, Wonderful Town, Kiss Me Kate. National Tours: Steel Pier (co-choreographer), CATS, How to Succeed in Business without Really Trying, Kiss Me, Kate, Guys and Dolls. Regional: Numerous productions at North Shore Music Theater, Theater Under the Stars, and the North Carolina Theater. Los Angeles Philharmonic /Associate Choreographer:  On the Town gala performance. TV/Film:  The Hatfields and McCoys (associate choreographer NBC pilot, director Michael Mayer); The New York Philharmonic/PBS: Sondheim: The Birthday Concert at Avery Fisher Hall (associate choreographer); The New York Philharmonic/Film: Company (associate choreographer). Director: Broadway Bares: Happy Endings; 2XIST fashion show. Wilkins thanks Bill Berry, David Armstrong, and always husband Josh.  

CHRISTOPHER D. LITTLEFIELD (Music Director) A&S. 5th Avenue Theatre Associate Music Supervisor. National Tours: The Addams Family, 9 to 5. Off-Broadway: Naked Boys Singing, Shout! The Mod Musical. TV: My Time (Oprah Winfrey Network). Recordings: Glory Days (Original Broadway Cast), Home (Nikki Renee Daniels), What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up (Scott Alan). Regional: Hairspray (Cape Playhouse), The Fantasticks (Barrington Stage), Falsettos (George St. Playhouse), Williamstown Theatre Festival, Texas Shakespeare Festival. Educational: The Juilliard School, New York University, University of Rochester, University of Texas at San Antonio, Northeast School for the Arts (San Antonio). Collaborative: New York City Gay Men’s Chorus, Alamo City Men’s Chorale, William Finn, Cyndi Lauper, Julia Cameron, Rue McClanahan. Non-profit: Artists Striving to End Poverty. (www.asteponline.org)

ERIC IDLE (Book, lyrics, and music) has multi-hyphenated his way through life assiduously avoiding a proper job, from writer and actor in the legendary Monty Python TV series and movies, to creator and director of The Ruttles, the pre-fab four, whose legend will last a lunchtime. He has appeared on stage in drag singing rude songs at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as performing in two highly successful tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003), for which he journeyed 15,000 miles across North America in a bus. His Greedy Bastard Diary of that tour is published by Harper Collins. His play Pass the Butler ran for five months in London's West End.  He has written two novels, Hello Sailor and The Road to Mars; a children's book, The Quite Remarkable Adventures of the Owl and the Pussycat; and a bedside companion, The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book.

JOHN DU PREZ (Music) A Trevelyan Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and Associate of the Royal College of Music, Prez entered the film industry in 1978 composing additional music for Monty Python’s Life of Brian. This began his long association with Eric Idle, leading eventually to their current writing partnership. He has scored more than 20 feature films including The Meaning of Life, A Private Function, A Fish Called Wanda, Once Bitten, UHF and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II and III. Other Python projects include the Contractual Obligation Album, Monty Python at the Hollywood Bowl and The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book. He was musical director for Eric Idle's two North American stage tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003). Monty Python’s Spamalot was his Broadway debut.

TIM HATLEY (Set and Costume Designer) Winner of 2002 Tony and Drama Desk Awards for Private Lives on Broadway. Winner of the 2002 Olivier Award for Humble Boy and Private Lives in the West End and a 1997 Olivier Award for Stanley at the Royal National Theatre. Broadway credits: Private Lives, Vincent in Brixton, The Crucible, Stanley. Film credits: Stage Beauty (Costume Designer) and Closer (Production Designer). Previous theatre work includes working with Theatre de Complicite, Royal National Theatre, Royal Shakespeare Company, English National Opera and London’s West End. Graduated from Central Saint Martins School of Art, London. (www.TimHatley.com)

CASEY NICHOLAW (Original Broadway Choreographer) co-directed and choreographed The Book of Mormon (2011 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for his work as co-director). Other Broadway credits: ELF The Musical, The Drowsy Chaperone (2006 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations) and Monty Python’s Spamalot, directed by Mike Nichols (2005 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations for Best Choreography). Additional New York credits: for City Center Encores!, the highly acclaimed productions of Anyone Can Whistle and Follies (direction and choreography). He directed and choreographed the world premiere of Disney’s Aladdin at The 5th.

KAI HARADA (Sound Designer) attended Yale University before leaving to pursue a career in theatrical sound design. Designs include Two Cities; Under the Bridge; Barbie Live in Fairytopia; She Loves Me (Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Million Dollar Quartet; Zorro (Moscow, Atlanta); Hinterm Horizont (Berlin); Follies (Broadway: Drama Desk & Tony Award nominations); First Date (Broadway); First You Dream (Kennedy Center); Rent (5th Avenue); Fun Home (Public); and Side Show (La Jolla).  Associate design credits to Tony Meola include A Christmas Carol; Disney’s Der Glöckner von Notre Dame; Kiss Me, Kate; The Man of La Mancha; and Wicked.

TOM STURGE (Co-Lighting Designer) recently designed sets and lights at The 5th for Oliver! (Footlight Award). Other designs at The 5th: Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, Oklahoma!, Cinderella (Gregory Award), and Candide. Recent local designs: The Foreigner, Les Misérables and Chicago (Gregory Award) at Village Theatre. Credits include ACT, Seattle Children's Theatre, Spectrum Dance, Denver Center, Papermill Playhouse, Those Were the Days and Gypsy Passion on Broadway, NY Public Theatre, Circle Rep, Circle-in-the-Square, Irish Arts, LaMama ETC, Huntington Theatre, Alliance Theatre, Pittsburgh Public, Goodspeed Opera House, Cincinnati Playhouse, Alvin Ailey Dance and Spoleto Opera Festival. Sturge lives in Issaquah with fine artist Istara Freedom and son Dylan.

CHRISTIAN DeANGELIS (Co-Lighting Designer) Design credits: Philip Goes Forth, Love Goes to Press (Mint Theatre); Through the Night (City Theatre, PA and Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, OH); Don Giovanni (Ash Lawn Opera); Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (City Theatre, PA); Lizzie Borden (Living Theatre, Drama Desk Nomination). Associate/Assistant credits: The Pirates of Penzance, The Music Man, ELF The Musical, RENT, Damn Yankees, Oklahoma!, Cinderella, Saving Aimee (5th Avenue); Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, Bonnie and Clyde, 33 Variations (La Jolla Playhouse); Bonnie and Clyde (Schoenfeld Theatre); Other Desert Cities (Lincoln Center); Grease (Troika Entertainment); Guys and Dolls (Nederlander Theatre).

MARY PYANOWSKI JONES (Hair and Makeup Designer) World premieres of Secondhand Lions (hair design), Aladdin (make-up design), Catch Me If You Can, Shrek, Lone Star Love, Princesses, Memphis, Hairspray, The Wedding Singer. Twenty-four seasons of 5th Avenue Theatre production designs, including the Ivey Award-winning Cabaret. Design credits for national and international productions of opera, operettas, ballet, theater, and musicals. U.S. wig supervisor for the Madness of George III tour.  Memorable film and TV credits include Northern Exposure, Orleans, Mr. Holland’s Opus, Rose Red, Diary of Ellen Rimbauer, Assassins, White Dwarf, and Book of Stars. IATSE member Local 706 and 488.

JESSICA C. BOMBALL (Production Stage Manager) is proud to have worked on 16 5th Avenue productions over the past 12 years.  Some favorites include The Music Man, RENT, Aladdin, A Christmas Story, Sunday in the Park with George, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and Sweeney Todd. Regional: Seattle Repertory Theatre, ACT Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Village Theatre, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, and Seattle Shakespeare Company.

PETE RUSH (Costume Coordinator) has designed RENT for 5th Avenue and costumed Cinderella and Hairspray in Concert.  Upcoming: Little Shop of Horrors for 5th Avenue/ACT.  His designs for Seattle theaters include  Hamlet, Electra, Antony and Cleopatra, A Doll’s House  (Seattle Shakespeare Company); Cider House Rules, Sense and Sensibility, Night Flight (Book-It Repertory); Adding Machine (New Century Theater Company); Next to Normal (Contemporary Classics); and several productions for Washington Ensemble Theatre.  Regional: Hangar Theatre, George Street Playhouse.

PAULS MACS (Assistant Director) has directed around Puget Sound at Tacoma Musical Playhouse, Seattle Musical Theatre, and The University of Washington.  Favorites include Urinetown, The Musical of Musicals, and Sophie Treadwell’s Machinal.  Pauls holds a B.A. in Drama/Comparative Literature from UW.  Huge thanks to Josh and Lee.   Love to Sarah and his family!

TRINA MILLS (Assistant Choreographer) Born and raised in Seattle, Mills' choreographing experience includes the Seattle Seagals, Holy Names Academy, and the upcoming Rising Star Project. She is extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Lee Wilkins and Josh Rhodes and honored to be back at the gorgeous 5th Avenue Theatre!

CHRIS RANNEY (Assistant Music Director) is thrilled to be back at The 5th Avenue Theatre! Broadway: A Christmas Story.  National Tours: Wicked, A Christmas Story.  5th Avenue Theatre: A Room with a View, Secondhand Lions, Hairspray in Concert, RENT, Oklahoma!, Loulou the Acrobat, Klondike.  ACT: Grey Gardens. Various other productions with Village Theatre, SCT, and Balagan.  Proud graduate of the University of Michigan.

TRISTAN ROBERSON (Assistant Lighting Designer) is a theatrical designer based in Seattle, and is delighted to be returning to The 5th Avenue Theatre! Past designs across Seattle include Ajax in Iraq, Bat Boy: The Musical, Failure: A Love Story, Fifth of July, Shirley Valentine, Oo-Bla-Dee, Cloud 9, and Urinetown.

RACHEL BURY (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway: Scandalous; 5th Avenue: Oliver!, Secondhand Lions, The Pirates of Penzance, Hairspray in Concert, The Music Man, RENT, Damn Yankees, Oklahoma!, Cinderella, Saving Aimee, Aladdin, Guys and Dolls; Other credits: Intiman, Shakespeare Santa Cruz.

AMY GORNET (Assistant Stage Manager) Broadway/National Tour/5th Avenue: A Christmas Story, The Musical. 5th Avenue: The Music Man, Damn Yankees, Guys and Dolls, On the Town, Sunday in Park with George, Catch Me If You Can, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Mame. Other credits: Seattle Children’s Theatre, ACT Theatre, Intiman, Village Theatre, The Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre and Stages St. Louis.

Plan Your Visit

Whether this is your first visit to The 5th Avenue Theatre or your 50th, we want to ensure that you enjoy every moment. If you have any questions about the theater accommodations or services, please call 206-625-1900 or e-mail info@5thavenue.org.

Arrival Time
Productions begin promptly, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early. Doors open 45 minutes before the show and seating begins 30 minutes before the curtain.

Late Seating
Patrons arriving late will be seated at the first suitable pause in the performance in the least disruptive location. Following intermission, an usher will help you find your seat.

Weather
All performances will take place as scheduled, regardless of weather conditions.

Children
The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older.  Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted. 5th Avenue productions are generally suitable for ages 8 and above. Complimentary booster seats are available at the Coat Check.

Some shows deal with mature themes and may not be appropriate for all children. For information on whether a particular show is suitable for your child, please see the Parental Guidelines included for each show. 

Emergency Contact
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Theatre Coat Check phone:  206-625-1294
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Coat Check & Assistive Devices
Complimentary Coat Check is located in the lobby next to Aisle 3. You may check any item you don’t wish to carry into the theater. Booster seats and Braille playbills are available at no charge.  Binoculars may be rented for $5.00.

Food & Drinks
Refreshments are available for purchase on both levels of the lobby before the performance and during intermission. Food and drinks, except for bottled soft drinks and water, are not permitted inside the auditorium.

Ticket Refunds & Exchanges
You may exchange your tickets, if you do so 24 hours or more prior to your scheduled performance date.  Subscribers may exchange tickets for free.  Single-ticket buyers are charged an exchange fee.  Please note:  Tickets are non-refundable.

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Third-Party Tickets
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Cameras & Recorders
The use of cameras and video or audio recording equipment is strictly prohibited. You may leave these items at the Coat Check.

Smoking Policy
Smoking is not allowed in any part of the theater nor within 25 feet of the theater entrance.

Firearms Policy
No firearms of any kind are allowed in any part of the theater.

Ask an Usher
If you experience any discomfort during a performance, an usher or the House Manager will be glad to assist you.

Parental Guidelines

Rated PG-13

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.

Adult Language
There is frequent use of vulgar expressions (sample lyric in a parody of the usual “cheer up” song: “Life’s a piece of shit/When you look at it”; variations on this word are heard half a dozen times). A French “taunter” pelts King Arthur and his knights with creative insults (“You tiny-brained wipers of other people’s bottoms!”) while an entire chorus of Frenchmen “turn our arses as you part/In your direction we all fart.” The word “bastard” is heard as an epithet three times and even God, who appears onstage to command the knights to search for the grail, uses salty language (“What are you doing pissing around in Camelot?”). Also heard: “Jesus Christ!” twice, one “God damn it,” and a couple of hells and damns.

Drugs/Alcohol
None.

Violence/Scariness
Lancelot whacks a man on the head with a shovel in two different parts of the show, knocking him out. People who died of the plague are seen being carted away (but they sing nonetheless). Arthur fights with the Black Knight, lopping off his limbs. Lancelot kills eight wedding guests (offstage) and two guards (onstage) in an attempt to rescue a damsel in distress. All of the violence is portrayed humorously rather than realistically.

Sexual References
French soldiers are seen to make “rude gestures” at the Knights of the Round Table. Both Lancelot, who is revealed to be wearing a silver codpiece under his tabard, and the sensitive Prince Herbert, who likes to cross-dress, are discovered to be gay.

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.”

PLEASE NOTE
The 5th Avenue Theatre welcomes children ages 4 and older. Children under 4 years of age, including babes in arms, will not be admitted.

Make It a Night Out!
Monty Python's Spamalot, Plus Dinner at RN74!

We’ve partnered with RN74 to offer you and your friends a great night out.

Here’s how it works:

•   Book a ticket to see the Monty Python's Spamalot for any Tuesday-Saturday evening performance.
•   Add a three-course meal at RN74 to your order for only $48 per person.*

•   Your Pre-Theatre, Pre-Fixe Menu includes:
     •   First Course:  (Choice of)
           • Tomato Soup:  Emmentaler Grilled Cheese Sandwich
           • Lacinato Kale Salad:  Creamy Artichoke Dressing, Parmesan, Garlic Streusel
           • Tempura Maitake Mushrooms – Citrus Mousseline, Scallions
     • Second Course:  (Choice of)
           • Heritage Pork Chop:  Sausage Stuffed Peppers, Polenta, Fried Egg
           • Seared Day Boat Scallops:  King’s Garden Sunchokes, Vanilla, Braised Pork Belly
           • Hanger Steak Frites:  Duck Fat Fries, Sauge Poivre
     • Third Course:  (Choice of)
           • Maple Crème Brûlée:  Sassafras Sorbet, Pecans, Bacon
           • Hand-Cut Beignets – Salted Caramel, Macallan 12 Butterscotch
           • Seasonal Ice Cream & Sorbet – Chef’s Selection

A representative from RN74 will contact you shortly after you purchase your tickets to confirm your restaurant reservation. You get a complete evening out at a great price!

Call 206-625-1900 or click the RN74 logo on the right to book your night out!
Please call Monday-Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM

*PLEASE NOTE: Tickets-and-dinner offer good for evening performances Tuesdays-Saturdays only.  $48 price includes 3-course, pre-fixe menu, tax and gratuity.

Singing, Dancing, and Chatting Behind the Scenes

Musical Theatre Factory Interviews

Coming soon.

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 Season Spotlight Night "The Song That Goes Like This"

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"