Let me say right off the bat that I am a huge fan of the Arthurian Legend. I have always been intrigued by the story of Camelot, King Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table. Although there are many different versions of this basic story, North Carolina Theatre offers many a side-splitting… Read More ›
The North Carolina Theatre will stage a zany new production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, the madcap British comedy troupe’s irreverent retelling of the heroic medieval tales of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, on Nov. 15-20 in Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh…. Read More ›
The movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail celebrates its 40th anniversary this year with the appropriate fanfare and fan-related events. Thus, it seems appropriate that Spamalot, the musical stage version of this popular movie, is part of the Raleigh Little Theatre’s 2015-16 season. One would think that a 10-year-old play might be starting to… Read More ›
Like rude boys hijacking their high school history class and goring every sacred cow of the Arthurian Legend, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” blows raspberries at good King Arthur, his heroic Knights of the Round Table, and his mythic capital Camelot, much to the delight of Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre patrons who awarded Tuesday’s opening-night performance with a vigorous — and well-deserved — standing ovation.
“Monty Python’s Spamalot” Gleefully Lampoons King Arthur, the Knights of the Round Table, and Camelot
Broadway Series South and the North Carolina Theatre will co-host the Triangle return of Stephen B. Kane, Michael McFadden, and Phoenix Entertainment’s national tour of “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” which won the 2005 Tony Award® for Best Musical, on Feb. 12-17 in 2,277-seat Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. “Spamalot” applies the patented stream-of-consciousness sketch-comedy technique — and sublime silliness — of Monty Python’s Flying Circus (1969-83) to debunking the legends of noble King Arthur and his heroic Knights of the Round Table and their brave but ultimately futile search for the Holy Grail.