Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Play Metropolis This Fall
Winner of three Tony awards, including Best Musical, this highly irreverent comedy combines all your favorite moments from the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail with the added flair of musical Vegas glitz. See King Arthur, Lancelot and the rest on their quest to find the Holy Grail, complete with Frenchmen, Knights that say "Ni", and of course a killer rabbit. New York Times calls Monty Python's Spamalot, "a resplendently silly new musical." Full of fun musical numbers like "Find Your Grail", "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and more.
Director Robin Hughes is working with a superb cast, including local cast members Joe Bianco and Phillip Kaiser of Elk Grove Village, and Taylor Ditola of Wood Dale.
Preview performances of Monty Python's Spamalot at Metropolis are September 10-13, 2015. Regular run performances are September 16 - October 25, 2015. Specific dates and times are listed below. Tickets are $30 for previews and $38 for regular run shows and can be purchased online at MetropolisArts.com or by calling the Box Office at 847.577.2121.
Monty Python's Spamalot is the second show of the 15th Anniversary Season at Metropolis, bringing first class entertainment to the northwest suburbs. Other upcoming shows in the Subscription Series at Metropolis include the Olivier Award-winning comedy The 39 Steps (February 18 - April 3, 2016), Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Rent (May 19 - July 3, 2016) and the World Premiere musical Folsom: The Night The Man Became The Man In Black (July 21 - August 28, 2016).
Metropolis' cast for Monty Python's Spamalot includes Joe Bianco (King Arthur), Timothy Sullivan (Sir Robin), Kevin Lauerman (Sir Lancelot), Ryan J. Duncan (Patsy), Jameson Wentworth (Sir Galahad), Timothy Casey (Sir Bedevere), Mackenzie Curran (The Lady of the Lake) and Jack McFarlane (Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, Prince Herbert) and Allie J. (Voice of God). The ensemble includes Taylor Ditola, Matthew Huston, Phillip Kaiser, Joseph Kuchey, Rachel Meloan, Jessica Miret, Allyssa O'Donnell, Joshua Peterson and Paul Michael Thomson.
Monty Python's Spamalot book and lyrics by Eric Idle, with music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. Directed by Metropolis Resident Director Robin Hughes, Music Directed by Metropolis Resident Music Director Micky York, Choreographed by Christie Kerr. Designers are Matt Weber (Scenic Designer, Technical Director), Mike Wagner (Resident Lighting Designer, Master Electrician), Marc Beth (Sound Designer), kClare McKellaston (Costume Designer), Theresa Neumayer (Properties Designer), Sammie Grant (Dialect Coach), and Michael Woods (Fight Director). Metropolis Production Manager is William Franz, Assistant Production Manager is Alexandra Kunath, and Executive/Artistic Director of Metropolis is Joe Keefe.
Metropolis thanks its media partner Tribune Media Group. Metropolis is partially supported by a grant from Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.
Metropolis is located in the heart of Chicago's northwest suburbs in downtown Arlington Heights at the intersection of Campbell and Vail Avenue (111 West Campbell Street). Street parking is available. Free parking is available in the public garage behind the theatre. For more information about Metropolis and a complete performance schedule, visit MetropolisArts.com or call the Box Office at 847.577.2121.