Spamalot the Musical

Spamalot the Musical

Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Beaumont Community Players presents Spamalot the Musical — the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail — on Friday, May 19 (7:30 p.m.) and Saturday, May 20 (2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.) plus three more performances from Thursday, May 25 – Saturday, May 27, at 7:30 p.m.

The 1975 British classic slapstick comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail tells the story of King Arthur and his knights on a journey to search for the Holy Grail as they encounter odd and silly obstacles. Spamalot, adapted from the Monty Python film, features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50 percent chance of pestilence and famine.

“Obviously fans of Monty Python will be in heaven watching Spamalot, but it may surprise people how enjoyable this show is for those who have never seen the British group’s shows,” said Keith Cockrell, director of the BCP musical. “Besides being hilarious, with great songs and great dance numbers, this is a brilliant love letter to the American musical. A great time will be had by everyone who is not yet dead, and not just those who know what that line means before seeing the show.”

Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni.

Spamalot the Musical is Rated PG-13. Tickets are $25 for adults and $23 for seniors and students. They can be purchased online at beaumontcommunityplayers.com or at the event.

The Betty Greenberg Center is at 4155 Laurel St. in Beaumont. For more information, call (409) 833-4664.

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