Pontiac Theatre IV Stages Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now thru 11/16

Pontiac Theatre IV kicks off its 2013-2014 season with the 2005 Tony Award-winning musicAl Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Fridays and Saturdays, tonight, November 8-16, 2013at Pontiac High School.

Based on the hilarious 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT turns the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on its head with a chorus line of dancing divas, knights in tights, rude Frenchmen and killer rabbits. The show is directed by Steven Cunningham, music directed by Scottie Moilanen, choreographed by Sharon Heltsley, and stars a cast of sixteen talented actors.

Tickets are $10 per person, $7 for students and seniors and available at the door. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate to Gleaners Community Food Bank and receive $2 off your ticket (one discount per ticket).

Monty Python's SPAMALOT features a book by Eric Idle based on the movie's screenplay by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin. Music and lyrics were crafted by the award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez. It won 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 SPAMALOTearned the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Pontiac Theatre IV began as a summer venture in 1969 with what was then the Pontiac Parks and Recreation Department (now Community and Human Services) of the City of Pontiac. In 1973, the group decided to become an independent community theater company separate from the Pontiac Parks and Recreation Department. Because the department had provided sponsorship for four years, the group elected to take the name Pontiac Theatre IV. As a community theatre, we welcome the participation of all interested people. Over the years we have enjoyed the support of local business and industry, the Pontiac schools, and the City of Pontiac, which still provides space for storage and rehearsals. Over the years, the group has enjoyed the support of local business and industry, the Pontiac schools, and the City of Pontiac, which still provides space for storage and rehearsals. As a community theater, the group welcomes the participation of all interested people.

JUST THE FACTS:

Title: Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics: Eric Idle
Music: John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Director: Steven Cunningham
Music Director: Scottie Moilanen
Choreographer: Sharon Heltsley
Featuring: Michelle Ankoviak (Ensemble), Mike Brody (Ensemble), Eric Brunk (Ensemble), Tony Castellani (Sir Lancelot), Estevan Contreras (Prince Herbert), Matthew Cross (Patsy), Chuck Goddeeris (Ensemble), Udi Kapen (Sir Robin), Shayna Lax, Chris Martin (Sir Bedevere), Michael Nunley, McKinley Shaw(Sir Galahad), Tagg Smith (King Arthur), Camy Sylvestre (Lady of the Lake), Jen Talas (Ensemble), and Mary Webster (Ensemble).
Location: Pontiac High School
1015 Arlene Ave., Pontiac
Dates: November 8, 9, 15, 16, 2013
Curtain Time: 8pm
Tickets: $10/adult, $7 student/senior. Bring a non-perishable food item to donate and receive $2 off your ticket.
Parking: Free parking is available.



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