July 9-18, 2010 - closed
At the Wells Fargo Pavilion
1419 H Street, Sacramento, CA, 95184
Book by Eric Idle; Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle; Lyrics by Eric Idle; Based on the screenplay "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by Eric Idle, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, Michael Palin and Graham Chapman
Sponsored by Hefner Stark & Marois
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail," 2005’s Tony Award-winning Best Musical will be performed for the first time in Sacramento, the first time by a regional theatre and the first time in the round, as it opens the Music Circus season. Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and his knights of the Round Table, and featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people.
The 2010 Music Circus season will open Friday, July 9, with an extended 13-performance run of MONTY PYTHON'S "SPAMALOT" starring Tony Award-winner Gary Beach as King Arthur. Beach, who appeared at the Wells Fargo Pavilion last summer as Nathan Detroit in "Guys and Dolls," was nominated for Tony Awards for his performances on Broadway in "Beauty and the Beast," "La Cage aux Folles" and "The Producers" for which he won a supporting actor award. The Music Circus production of "Spamalot" is the first production by an American regional theatre as well as being an in-the-round premiere of the Tony Award-winning best musical. Cast as Sir Lancelot is Mika Duncan, a veteran of the Broadway and Las Vegas productions of the show. Steven Strafford, another Las Vegas veteran, will play Prince Herbert. Lesli Margherita, who received an Olivier Award for her performance in London's West End production of "Zorro," will play the mysterious Lady of the Lake. Music Circus favorite John Scherer ("1776" and "Hairspray") returns as Sir Robin. Ron Bohmer, who recently starred on Broadway as Father in the revival of "Ragtime" will play Sir Galahad. The cast will also include Andy Taylor as Patsy and Ron Wisniski as Sir Bedevere, the first of his four productions this summer. The cast will also include Andy Taylor as Patsy and Ron Wisniski as Sir Bedevere, the first of his four productions this summer. The cast is rounded out by an ensemble of Miki Berg, Kurt Domoney, Michael Dotson, Alexa Glover, Jeff Kuhr, Ian Liberto, Nikki Della Penta, Aaron Pomeroy, Lisa Rohinsky, Vanessa Sonon, Merrill West and John B. Williford. The production will be directed by California Musical Theatre Artistic Director Glenn Casale with Billy Sprague choreographing. Dennis Castellano will be the musical director. Good seats are still available for this premiere production.