The MCT 2013-14 Season Opens with SPAMALOT on Nov 8

Hear ye, hear ye!  The Missoula Community Theatre opens the 2013-2014 season with Spamalot, described as one of the greatest Broadway musicals of the modern age.  Lovingly ripped from the classic film comedy Monthy Python and the Holy GrailSpamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table.  This new release features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.

To say that Spamalot is sublimely ridiculous is an understatement.  In the words of Eric Idle, “Monty Python is the art of bad taste.”  This is not The Once and Future King or Camelot.  It’s Spamalot!

The cast of fifty local actors are all volunteers from the community, playing the iconic roles of “King Arthur” (Howard Kingston), the “Lady of the Lake” (Eden Atwood), “Patsy” (Arthur’s side-kick, played by R. Eric Prim), and “Sir Lancelot” (Reid Reimers).  Other roles include “Prince Herbert”, “Sir Not Appearing”, a “Dancing Monk”, “French Taunter”, “Sir Robin,” and a chorus of fish-schlappers and “Laker Girls”.

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SPAMALOT rehearsal. Photo by MelissaBriner.

Needless to say, this spoof is not politically correct – in fact, it is not correct in any way – but it is sure to please those with a taste for silliness and lighthearted parody.  Spamalot is NOT recommended for children and will be most enjoyed by those who possess a broad sense of humor.  The production contains controversial situations, irreverent humor, and language that is sure to offend some people.

Audiences who enjoyed the Mel Brooks production of The Producers should most certainly appreciate this production of Spamalot.  The book and lyrics were written by Eric Idle and music is by John Du Prez and Eric Idle.  The production is from the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

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SPAMALOT Rehearsal. Photo by MelissaBriner.

Tickets are on sale NOW!  Spamalot plays November 8-10 and 13-17 at the MCT Center for the Performing Arts.  This year’s Missoula Community Theatre season comes with several changes, implemented to provide the audience with a more convenient theatre-going experience.

NEW THIS YEAR: Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evening performances are now a half-hour earlier, beginning at 7:30 pm.  Sunday evenings begin at 6:30 pm.  Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2:00 pm.  Tickets range from $15.00-$21.00 and tickets can be purchased at MCT’s box office (200 North Adams), online at MCTinc.org, or by calling (406) 728-7529.  All seats are reserved.

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