Music Dept. brings the laughs with Monty Python’s “Spamalot: The Musical”

Music Dept. brings the laughs with Monty Python’s “Spamalot: The Musical”

(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., March 29, 2018) — Scottsdale Community College’s Music Department wants you to get your “grail” on and come out to see Monty Python’s “Spamalot: The Musical,” April 5-7 & 12-14 in the school’s Performing Arts Center (PAC).

The musical, written by Eric Idle with music by John DuPrez and Idle, retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the round table. Described as “lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” it promises to be silliness personified.

Besides featuring killer rabbits, cows and French people, the performances abound in singing, dancing, frivolity and laughs.

The show is open to the public and absolutely free to attend. Donations are graciously accepted.

For this production, the Music Department has teamed up with the school’s Culinary Arts program to offer theatergoers a chance to have dinner or enjoy an hors d’oeuvres cocktail reception prior to the show at the Outdoor Music Amphitheater next to the PAC. For more information on ticket prices and menu options, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/o/scc-musical-theater-and-culinary-arts-15925016212

The SCC production, directed by Polly Chapman with musical direction from Beth Livingston-Hakes, is aimed at theatergoers age 10 and above. The 18-member cast includes Joshua Brody as King Arthur and Aubrey Cole as Lady of the Lake.

“This show has been a huge feat technically with more than 240 costumes,” noted Chapman. “It’s been a real learning curve for cast and crew.”

Performances start at 7:30 p.m. except on Saturday, April 14, when only a 2 p.m. matinee will be shown.

if you go

When: April 5-7 and April 12-14.

7:30 p.m. showtimes. Only a 2 p.m. matinee will be performed April 14.

Where: Performing Arts Center, Scottsdale Community College, 9000 E. Chaparral Road, Scottsdale, AZ.

Admission: Free and open to public. For best seating come early.

For more information: (480) 423-6333.

Recording of any kind strictly prohibited.

*Media interested in interviewing the directors or cast members on Tues., April 3 or Wed., April 4, should contact Jonathan Higuera at jonathan.higuera@scottsdalecc.edu to arrange.