The award-winning Kentridge Players will perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” for 10 performances in May.
Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, Killer rabbits, catapulting cows and the somewhat odd Knights who say “ni” are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very roundtable in their quest for the holy grail.
Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Spamalot is the fresh Broadway hit and irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend. It was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning three, including Best New Musical for 2005.
The production runs May 2-12 at the Kentridge Performing Arts Center, on campus at 12430 SE 208th St, Kent. Shows are 7 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, with 2 o’clock Saturday matinees.
Jennifer Grajewski directs the show. She has directed more than 100 musicals in her career and is the resident artistic director at Kentridge High School and for At the Ridge Community Theatre. The choreographer is Eia Waltzer and Benjamin Bentler works as the vocal director,
Disclaimer: Spamalot pokes fun at almost everyone and everything, even Broadway musicals. It is most appropriate for children 12 and older who can appreciate the unique Pythonesque sense of humor that – without apology – can appear cheeky, impertinent, irreverent, disrespectful, and sometimes just plain rude … but to the sophisticated and discerning eye, it is silliness raised to an art form and all good fun.
Tickets are available at showtix4u.com.