3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County Presents Monty Python's SPAMALOT
3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles County and Orange County is pleased to present Monty Python's Tony Award-winning musical comedy SPAMALOT August 4 - 13 at the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center (with an official press opening of August 5); and August 18 - 27, 2017 at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts.
Spamalot's Book & Lyrics are by Eric Idle with Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle. The musical was lovingly ripped off from the motion picture MONTY PYTHON and the Holy Grail, an original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.
ABOUT SPAMALOT: Rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd Knights who say "ni" are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very very very round table in their quest for the holy grail.
Spamalot's irreverent parody of the Arthurian legend garnered 14 Tony Award nominations, winning three, including Best New Musical. During its initial Broadway engagement in 2005, it was seen by more than two million people. In addition to its original in New York and the UK's West End, along with three North American tours, Spamalot has played to enthusiastic audiences in Australia, Switzerland, Canada, New Zealand, Spain, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Norway, and Poland.
There are - if only briefly - references to "Monty Python's Flying Circus" skits, The Lumberjack Song, Spam, and the Dead Parrot Sketch, while some of Broadway's musicals are skewered along the way including a spoof of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Fiddler on the Roof, West Side Story, Man of La Mancha, Les Miserables, and The Producers.
LEADING THE QUEST is Martin Kildare* as King Arthur. Chelle Denton portrays the Lady of the Lake. Playing Arthur's gallant Knights - and a broad assortment of other characters - are Marc Ginsburg* as Sir Lancelot, the French Taunter, Knight of Ni, and Tim the Enchanter. Jeff Skowron* takes on Sir Robin, Guard 1 and Brother Maynard; Nick Tubbs embodies Sir Dennis Galahad, the Black Knight and Prince Herbert's father. Erik Scott Romney appears as King Arthur's trusty servant Patsy, the Mayor and Guard 2. Daniel Dawson* tackles Prince Herbert, the Historian, Not Dead Fred, a French Guard and a Minstrel; Tyler Stouffer steps into the characters of Sir Bedevere, Dennis's mother, and Concorde. *Denotes members of Actors Equity Association.
MARTIN KILDARE* (King Arthur) Broadway: Scar in THE LION KING, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, TIMON OF ATHENS, THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR, THE HERBAL BED. Off - Broadway: PRIDE'S CROSSING, HONOR AND THE RIVER, CANDIDA, LABOR DAY; National Tour: Bill in MAMMA MIA!. Local credits: Mr. Banks in MARY POPPINS (MTW and McCoy/Rigby),Higgins in MY FAIR LADY (MTW), Arthur in CAMELOT (Barn Stage), Mike in GOOD PEOPLE (McCoy/Rigby), and Roy in A LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA (SCR). Regional: Over 20 companies throughout the country including Mark Taper Forum, Dallas Theater Center, the Folger Theatre, and a combined ten seasons with the California, Alabama and Utah Shakespeare Festivals. Television: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, BIG LOVE, WITHOUT A TRACE, LAW AND ORDER, and many others. He studied at Stanford University and the American Conservatory Theatre.
CHELLE DENTON (Lady of the Lake) returns to 3-D Theatricals where she was last seen in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and TARZAN. She is a graduate of CSU Fullerton where she earned her BFA degree in Musical Theatre. Favorite roles include Genevieve in THE BAKER'S WIFE (Actor's Co-Op), Kate in KISS ME KATE (CSUF), and Paulette in LEGALLY BLONDE (CSUF).
MARC GINSBURG* (Sir Lancelot/French Taunter/Knight of Ni/Tim the Enchanter) A familiar face in Southern California theatre, favorite roles include Che (EVITA), playing 18 roles(!) as The Man (REAL HOUSEWIVES OF TOLUCA LAKE), Aaron (FIRST DATE), Lord Farquaad (SHREK), Lawrence Jameson (DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS), Quixote/Cervantes (MAN OF LA MANCHA), Leo Bloom (THE PRODUCERS), Billy Bigelow (CAROUSEL), and Fagin in Cameron Mackintosh's First National Tour of OLIVER!. Spamalot marks Mr. Ginsburg's 3-D Theatricals debut.
JEFF SKOWRON* (Sir Robin/Guard 1/Brother Maynard) recently co-starred as Dorfman opposite Billy Bob Thornton in BAD SANTA 2. Broadway: ENRON (Trader), HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS(Grinch), LION KING (Ed/Timon/Zazu), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (Lefou), HIGH SOCIETY(Stanley), workshop of BOY FROM OZ (Chris Bell, opposite Hugh Jackman). 3DT/PARADE (Leo Frank/Ovation Award), THE PRODUCERS (Leo Bloom/Ovation Nom), INTO THE WOODS (Baker); MRE: PRIDE AND PREJUDICE (Mr. Collins/Ovation Nom), LES MISERABLES (Thenardier/Ovation Nom), LEND ME A TEN (Bellhop), Wallis Annenberg's INTO THE WOODS (Baker/LADCC nomination), MTW: BIG FISH (Edward), CAROUSEL (Jigger); and SILENCE! (Dr. Chilton). Jeff created and stars in "Greg and Donny" www.greganddonny.com) which landed him a development deal with IFC. Film: NEW YORK CITY SERENADE, THE NARROWS, HOW TO SEDUCE DIFFICULT WOMEN, THE GOOD SHEPHERD, A GUIDE TO RECOGNIZING YOUR SAINTS, PREMIUM and CHAPTER 27, Television: TEEN WOLF, KROLL SHOW, NCIS, MARY AND RHODA, and all the LAW AND ORDER series.
NICK TUBBS (Sir Dennis Galahad/The Black Knight/Prince Herbert's Father) For the past year, Nick has enjoyed pretending to beat box at Downtown Disney with their vocal group, WestBeat. Past credits include FOREVER PLAID (ICT, PCPA, Cabrillo), RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER (McCoy Rigby Entertainment), LES MISERABLES (MTW, Anchorage Concert Association, CA Theatre), and COMPANY (Cabrillo Music Theatre). Spamalot also marks Nick's debut at 3-D Theatricals.
ERIK SCOTT ROMNEY (Patsy/Mayor/Guard 2) Erik is the recipient of several Desert Theatre League Awards, and is a graduate of AMDA (LA), where he studied with the late Michael Sartor. Erik's last appearance on a main stage was in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS as Seymour. Other shows include, THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, WEST SIDE STORY, FOREVER PLAID, A CHORUS LINE, DAMN YANKEES, WHITE CHRISTMAS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, and I TOTALLY KNOW WHAT YOU DID LAST DONNA SUMMER.
DANIEL DAWSON* (Historian/Not Dead Fred/FrenchGuard/Minstrel/Prince Herbert) What is your name? Daniel Dawson... What is your quest? To write the holy Spamalot bio... What is your favorite color? Blue...What are the most recent roles you've played? Currently you can see me as Olaf in FROZEN: LIVE AT THE HYPERION. Before that there was Gordon in RENT, Pirate/Indian with Cathy Rigby in PETER PAN, Wickersham Brother in 3DT's SEUSSICAL, Skimbleshanks in CATS on tour and regionally, Pinocchio in 3DT's SHREK, MRE's MISS SAIGON, Bookseller/Carpet in MTW's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Main stage performer on Disney Cruise Line, Balladeer in ASSASSINS, Bat Boy in BAT BOY.
TYLER STOUFFER (Sir Bedevere/Dennis's Mother/Concorde) was born and raised in Ohio, Tyler moved to California to earn his BFA in Performing Arts from AMDA in Los Angeles. Since graduation, Tyler has been keeping busy performing such roles as "Chef Louis" in THE LITTLE MERMAID (Cabrillo Music Theatre), "Nicky/ Trekkie" in AVENUE Q (CupcakeTheater), "Edna Turnblad" in HAIRSPRAY (Pierce College), "Smee" in PETER AND THE STARCATCHER (YA4Ever), and "Joey (u/s)/ Ensemble" in SISTER ACT (Cabrillo) for which he was awarded the Selvin Family "Follow Your Dreams" Award. Spamalot marks Tyler's debut at 3-D Theatricals.
ENSEMBLE MEMBERS: Michelle Benton, Soleil Garcia, Leslie Miller, Adrian Mustain, Jane Papageorge*, Dylan Pass, Rile Reavis, Mark C. Reis*, Eric Schroeder, Jean Schroeder, Joe Stein and Paul Stine. *Denotes member of Actors Equity Association.
3-D THEATRICALS STAFF: T.J. Dawson (Executive Producer/Artistic Director), Gretchen Dawson (Co-Founder/Director of Marketing), Daniel Dawson (Co-Founder), Jeanette Dawson (Co-Founder), Terry Hanrahan (Production Manager), Jennifer Nelson (Box Office Manager), David Jordan Nestor (Company Manager), Gigi Fusco Meese (Director of Community Relations), Amber Snead (Casting Coordinator), Michael Sterling (Publicity and Public Relations).
THE CREATIVE TEAM: Carol Bentley (Director and Choreographer), T.J. Dawson (Associate Director), David Lamoureux (Musical Director), Los Angeles Musicians Collective (Musical Contractor), Nicole Wessel* (Production Stage Manager), David Jordan Nestor* (Assistant Stage Manager), MTW (Set Design and Costume Design), Andrew Nagy (Projection Design), Matt Biochino (Pyro/Fireworks America), Alexandra Johnson (Costume Supervisor and Coordinator), Caitlin Mueler (Dialogue Coach), Jene Roach (Technical Director), Jean-Yves Tessier (Lighting Design), Julie Ferrin (Sound Design), Denice Paxton (Makeup Design), and Peter Herman (Wig Design). Gretchen Morales and Melanie Cavaness (Properties Co-Coordinators), *Denotes member of Actors Equity Association.
Spamalot pokes fun at almost everyone and everything, even Broadway musicals. It is most appropriate for children 12 and older who can appreciate the unique Pythonesque sense of humor that -without apology - can appear cheeky, impertinent, irreverent, disrespectful, and sometimes just plain rude...but to the sophisticated and discerning eye, it is silliness raised to an art form and all in good fun. But, please, if you are easily offended, take King Arthur's advice and "Run away!"
In an interview with the Las Vegas Review-Journal John Cleese (founding member of Monty Python) said, "I defy anyone to go and not have a really fun evening. It's the silliest thing I've ever seen."
Theatre Locations, Ticket Information, Show Summary:
REDONDO BEACH PERFORMING ARTS CENTER August 4 - 13, 2017:
1935 E. Manhattan Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278
Parking: Complimentary parking located directly in front of the theatre.
3-D Theatricals Remote Box Office: 714 589-2770, Ext. 1. Hours: Monday - Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. 12:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday
Box Office at Theatre Opens: Two hours prior to performances.
Ticket Prices: Tickets are on sale now for $25.00 - $105.00. Ticket Handling Fee: $3 per ticket. Online Ticketing: www.3dtshows.org - Group and Student discounts are available. $20 "Rush" tickets are available one hour prior to "select performances".
Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, August 4 at 8:00 pm (Preview)
Saturday, August 5 at 8:00 pm (Official Press Opening)
Sunday, August 6 at 2:00 pm
Friday, August 11 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 12 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 13 at 2:00 pm
SHOW SUMMARY: Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention farm animals, rude Frenchmen, cancan dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the somewhat odd Knights who say "ni". These are just part of the adventures and dangers awaiting King Arthur and his Knights of the very very very round table in their quest for the holy grail
CERRITOS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS August 18 - 27, 2017:
12700 Center Court Drive, Cerritos, CA 90703
Parking: Complimentary parking adjacent to the theatre.
Theatre Box Office: 562-916-8500. Hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tuesday - Friday; 12:00 - 4:00 pm Saturday.
Box Office at Theatre Opens: Two hours prior to weekday and Saturday performances; and one hour prior to Sunday performances.
Ticket Prices: Tickets are on sale now for $40.00 - $85.00. Online Ticketing: www.Cerritoscenter.com OR www.3dtshows.org - Group and Student discounts are available. A processing fee per ticket will be added to all orders that are not presented as part of the CCPA's season and will be reflected, if charged, prior to checkout. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Performance Dates and Times:
Friday, August 18 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 19 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 20 at 2:00 pm
Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 pm
Friday, August 25 at 8:00 pm
Saturday, August 26 at 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm
Sunday, August 27 at 2:00 pm
3-D THEATRICALS MISSION STATEMENT: To provide southern California with professional theatre that includes Broadway Musicals, plays, readings and new works. It is our goal to increase arts awareness throughout the community and to nurture our youth with culture and education. We are committed to excellence, and bringing new life and demand to the arts.