SPAMALOT to Play PAC
WELCOME TO SPAMALOT: The cast of “SPAMALOT??? at a performance earlier this year on the U.S. Tour. The acclaimed Broadway show will visit Tulsa July 10-15 at the PAC.
The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, opens on July 10 at the Tulsa Performing Arts Center for eight performances only. Tickets are available now.
Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. The original cast recording of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT recently won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Sold-out since it opened on March 17, 2005, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT has remained the hottest ticket on Broadway, continuing to break box office records at The Shubert Theatre.
Directed by Mike Nichols, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT features a book by Eric Idle, based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez. Casey Nicholaw is the choreographer. Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is produced by Boyett Ostar Productions.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, taunting Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight.
Set and costume design for Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is by Tony Award-winner Tim Hatley, lighting design is by Hugh Vanstone and sound design is by ACME Sound Partners. Others on the creative and production teams include David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig Design), Gregory Meeh (Special Effects Design), Elaine McCarthy (Projection Design), Joseph A. Campayno (Make-Up Design), Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Music Arrangements), Todd Ellison (Musical Supervision and Vocal Arrangements), Michael Keller (Musical Coordinator), Peter Lawrence (Associate Director), Tara Rubin (Casting), and Gene O’Donovan (Production Manager).
Nichols has been acclaimed as one of the great American directors in film, theater and television. He has won an Academy Award and eight Tony Awards. He recently received the Directors’ Guild of America Award for Lifetime Achievement as well as a DGA Award for the direction of the HBO adaptation of Angels in America.
Aside from his work with Monty Python in films and on TV, Idle has written a West End play, “Pass the Butler;” three novels, including “The Road to Mars,” “The Rutles – A Mockumentary” and many songs too rude to mention. He has sung opera, acted in movies, appeared on television and crossed America performing comedy on The Greedy Bastard Tour. His diary of his 15,000 mile journey by bus was recently published by Harper Collins, and his long awaited sequel “The Rutles2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch” was released by Warner Video in March. There’s no saying what he might do next.
Du Prez has composed over 20 feature film scores including “A Fish Called Wanda,” “A Private Function,” “The Meaning of Life,” “Personal Services,” “UHF” and “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II & III.” He has worked with Idle since 1978.
Monty Python isn’t a person, but a group of British actors and writers (and one American) that performed their famous comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus on the BBC from 1969 to 1974, with subsequent international fame and success.
Welcomed by SEMGROUP, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
will be at the Tulsa PAC July 10-15, 2007 for only eight performances. Tickets may be purchased via phone (918) 596-7111, (800) 364-7111, in person at the Tulsa PAC ticket office, or via the Internet at www.MyTicketOffice.com. Discounts are available for groups of 20 or more by calling Celebrity Attractions at (918) 796-0220.
The Tulsa engagement of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is presented by Celebrity Attractions, and concludes the Celebrity Attractions 2006-2007 Broadway Season. American Airlines, KOTV and Tulsa World are sponsors for this spectacular season.
For more information about Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, visit www.MontyPythonsSpamalot.com.