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Overview

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT is available in North America! Find your grail, TRW customers, and give your audiences and performers the chance of a lifetime to experience one of the greatest Broadway musicals of the modern age. The Tony® Award Winning Best Musical, SPAMALOT!  Click here to get started.

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, 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 cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?

The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

Synopsis

Act I

The play begins with a historian giving a brief overview of medieval England. An idyllic Scandinavian village appears, with gaily dressed Finnish villagers singing and dancing to the "Fisch Schlapping Song." The Historian returns, irritated, and tells them he said "England", not Finland. The villagers disperse and the pastoral forest is immediately replaced by a dreary, dark village with penitent monks in hooded robes chanting Latin prayers and hitting themselves in the face with wooden boards. King Arthur travels the land with his servant Patsy ("King Arthur's Song"), trying to recruit Knights of the Round Table to join him in Camelot and his quest for the Holy Grail. He encounters various strange people, including a pair of sentries who are more interested in debating whether two swallows could successfully carry a coconut than in guarding their castles. Sir Robin and Sir Lancelot meet as they attempt to dispose of the sickly Not Dead Fred ("He Is Not Dead Yet"). They agree to become Knights of the Round Table together.

Meanwhile, Arthur attempts to convince a peasant named Dennis Galahad that he (Arthur) is king of England because the Lady of the Lake gave him Excalibur, the sword given only to the man fit to rule England. However, Dennis and his mother, Mrs. Galahad, are political radicals and deny that any king who has not been elected by the people has any legitimate right to rule over them. To settle the issue, Arthur has the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls appear to turn Dennis into a knight ("Come With Me"). Cheered on by the girls ("Laker Girls Cheer"), the Lady of the Lake turns Dennis into Sir Galahad and together, they sing a generic Broadway love song ("The Song That Goes Like This"). Together, with Sir Bedevere and Sir Not-Appearing-In-This-Show (a knight resembling Don Quixote who promptly apologizes and then leaves), they make up the Knights of the Round Table ("All for One").

The five knights gather in Camelot, a deliberately anachronistic place resembling Las Vegas's Camelot-inspired Excalibur resort, complete with showgirls and oversized dice ("Knights of the Round Table" / "The Song That Goes Like This (Reprise)"). In the midst of their revelry, they are contacted by God (voiced by John Cleese) who tells them to locate the Holy Grail. Urged on by the Lady of the Lake ("Find Your Grail"), the Knights set off. They are viciously taunted by lewd French soldiers at a castle they come to, and attempt to retaliate by sending them a large wooden rabbit in the style of the Trojan Horse; however, they realize after the fact that it was not as simple as leaving the rabbit and walking away - they were supposed to be inside of it. Defeated, they leave in a hurry when the French begin throwing various barnyard animals - including cows - at them ("Run Away").

Act II

Sir Robin and his minstrels follow King Arthur and Patsy into a "dark and very expensive forest" where they are separated. King Arthur meets the Knights who say Ni, who demand a shrubbery. King Arthur despairs of finding one, but Patsy cheers him up ("Always Look on the Bright Side of Life") and they find a shrubbery shortly after. The Knights accept it, but next demand that King Arthur put on a musical and bring it to Broadway.

The Black Knight appears but King Arthur more or less defeats him by cutting off both his arms and legs, impaling his still-alive torso on a door, and leaving to find Sir Robin. Sir Robin, after wandering the forest for some time ("Brave Sir Robin"), finds King Arthur and insists that it would be impossible for them to accomplish this next task ("You Won't Succeed on Broadway"). King Arthur and Patsy promptly set off in search of Jews. While the Lady of the Lake laments her lack of stage time ("The Diva's Lament"), Sir Lancelot receives a letter from what he assumes is a young damsel in distress. He is a little surprised to find that the damsel is actually an effeminate young man named Herbert ("Where Are You?" / "Here Are You") whose overbearing, music-hating father, the king, is forcing him into an arranged marriage. Lancelot advocates for Herbert after the king returns, and Lancelot is outed as a homosexual in the process ("His Name Is Lancelot").

King Arthur begins to give up hope of ever putting on the Broadway musical and laments that he is alone, even though Patsy has been with him the entire time ("I'm All Alone"). The Lady of the Lake appears and tells Arthur that he and the Knights have been in a Broadway musical all along. All that's left is for King Arthur to find the Grail and marry someone. After picking up on some not-too-subtle hints, Arthur decides to marry the Lady of the Lake after he finds the Grail ("Twice In Every Show").

Reunited with his Knights, Arthur meets Tim the Enchanter who warns them of the danger of an evil rabbit. When the rabbit bites a knight's head off, Arthur uses the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch against it, knocking down a nearby hill and revealing that the "evil rabbit" was actually a puppet controlled by a surprised puppeteer. A large stone block showing a combination of letters and numbers is also revealed. After pondering the final clue, Arthur admits that they're "a bit stumped with the clue thing" and asks God to "give them a hand". The grail is "found"; Arthur marries the Lady of the Lake (who reveals that her name is Guinevere); Lancelot marries Herbert; and Sir Robin decides to pursue a career in musical theatre ("Act 2 Finale/ Always Look on the Bright Side of Life (Company Bow)").

Author Info

Eric Idle(Book and Lyrics)

Eric Idle (Book, lyrics, and music) has multi-hyphenated his way through life assiduously avoiding a proper job, from a writer and actor in the legendary "Monty Python" TV series and movies, to the creator and director of "The Rutles," the pre-fab four, whose legend will last a lunchtime. He has appeared on stage in drag singing rude songs at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as performing in two highly successful tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003), for which he journeyed 15,000 miles across North America in a bus. HIS GREEDY BASTARD DIARY of that tour is published by Harper Collins. His play PASS THE BUTLER ran for five months in London's West End; he has written two novels, HELLO SAILOR and THE ROAD TO MARS, a children's book, THE QUITE REMARKABLE ADVENTURES OF THE OWL AND THE PUSSYCAT, and a bedside companion, THE RUTLAND DIRTY WEEKEND BOOK.

John Du Prez(Music)

John Du Prez, a Trevelyan Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and Associate of the Royal College of Music, entered the film industry in 1978 composing additional music for MONTY PYTHON'S LIFE OF BRIAN. This began a long association with Eric Idle, leading eventually to their current writing partnership. He has scored more than 20 feature films including THE MEANING OF LIFE, A PRIVATE FUNCTION, A FISH CALLED WANDA, ONCE BITTEN, UHF and TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES I, II AND III. Other Python projects include the CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION ALBUM, MONTY PYTHON AT THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL and THE FAIRLY INCOMPLETE & RATHER BADLY ILLUSTRATED MONTY PYTHON SONG BOOK. He was musical director for Eric Idle's two North American stage tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003). This is his Broadway debut.

Billing Credits

Monty Python's SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics by ERIC IDLE
Music by JOHN DU PREZ & ERIC IDLE
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
 
Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions,The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz,
Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Presenters Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment

Casting Information

Following is the Broadway doubling scenario. Scroll down to see great casting tips to create more female roles and more ensemble roles.

KING ARTHUR (Late 30s-60s.): The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Great Humor. Good singer.

SIR ROBIN (30s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called 'Sir Robin the Brave,' though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.

SIR LANCELOT (30s-40): A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his 'softer side.' This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman, the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights, and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.

PATSY (30s-40s): King Arthur's horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.

SIR GALAHAD (30s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class 'mud gatherer' who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman man at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required.

SIR BEDEVERE (20s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot's horse. No solo singing.

THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20s-30s):A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Especially seeking actresses of all races for this role.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (20s-30s): Tenor singing required. Very good mover.
HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic.
NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others' beliefs, claims he is "not yet dead."
FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter.
MINSTREL: In Sir Robin's band.
PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.

SIR NOT APPEARING may double as THE DANCING MONK

A MALE DANCER appears as THE DANCING NUN

THE VOICE OF GOD may be pre-recorded.

TWO FRENCH GUARDS are two of the MALE ENSEMBLE

ROBIN'S MINSTRELS are also ENSEMBLE: 2 MEN, 1 WOMAN.

SIR BORS is MALE ENSEMBLE.

ENSEMBLE: Six men and six women

CASTING TIPS:

Above you can see THE LADY OF THE LAKE, her LAKER GIRLS, and the five chorus/ensemble numbers that already involve female cast members. Here are some suggestions for characters that female cast members can play with great success or use these characters to create more featured roles for your ensemble:

DEAD FOLKS in "Not Yet Dead"

1.       THE HISTORIAN

2.       THE BLACK KNIGHT

3.       THE FRENCH TAUNTERS

4.       SIR ROBIN’S MINSTRELS

5.       THE KNIGHTS OF NI

6.       SIR BORS

7.       TIM THE ENCHANTER

Orchestral Info

(14 musicians)

Reed 1 (Piccolo, Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax)
Reed 2 (Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone)
Trumpet 1 (B-flat, Piccolo)
Trumpet 2
French Horn
Trombone
Keyboard 1
Keyboard 2 (Keyboard, Accordion)
Keyboard 3
Guitar (Nylon, Steel, Electric (solid body & hollow body), Banjo, Ukulele)
Drums
Percussion (Bass Drum, Bongos, Chimes, China Cymbal, Cowbell, Finger Cymbal, Glockenspiel, Maracas, Mark Tree, Piatti, Ratchet, Shaker, Siren, Spoons, Suspended Cymbal, Tabor Drum, Tambourine, Tambourine w/ Skin, Timpani, Triangle, Vibra Slap, Xylophone)
Solo Violin
Bass (Acoustic and Electric (5 string))

Optional Add On:
Broadway String Packet available! (Violins 1, 2 & 3, Violas and Cellos.)  Contact one of our licensing representatives for details.

**The orchestration for the licensed version of MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT contains a reduction of the Broadway string parts which are played by Keyboard 2 and Keyboard 3. If you choose to order the Broadway String Packet for your performance, you can either use the live strings as a replacement for the KEYBOARD 3 part or alongside it to enhance the string sound in your orchestra. However, should you choose to use the strings as a replacement for Keyboard 3, be aware that Keyboard 2 remains essential.

In addition, please be advised that the Broadway String Packet is an additional item and therefore, the Piano/Conductor book contains cues for the Keyboard 2 and Keyboard 3 parts, but not for the individual string parts.

Acts

Two - The running time is 2 hours, 20 minutes.

Resources


For information on purchasing stage props, please contact:

Dana Andersen-Wyman
Dana.Andersen-Wyman@brazosport.edu 

 

MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT Prop List

Act 1

Scene 1:
    -Map of England
Scene 2:
    -8 small fish
    -2 large fish
 

Scene 3:
    -4 large Medieval Bibles
    -1 coconut (halved)
 

Scene 4:
    -triangle and strtiker
    -bag of cpoins
    -a fake/foam shovel to hit "NOT DEAD FRED"
    -a large cart

Scene 5:
    -small mound of mud
    -trowel
    -Excalibur
 

Scene 6:
    -referee’s whistle
    -pom-poms
    -megaphone

Scene 7:
    -rubber chicken
    -campfire
 

Scene 8:
    -giant can of spam
    -standing microphone
    -C-A-M-E-L-O-T small shields with letters
 

Scene 9:
    -Grail
 

Scene 10:
    -4 buckets labeled (and correspondingly filled with related items) “SPRING,” “SUMMER,” “WINTER” and “WATER”
    -ukulele
    -brooms
 

Scene 11:
    -large wooden rabbit
    -cliché French items
    -life-size (or 3/4 size) inflatable or foam cow

Act 2
 

Scene 2:
    -staff for NI knight - with head of an owl or other ornamentation
    -large herring
    -2 or more umbrellas
    -small low cart or wheelbarrow with shrubbery

Scene 3:

    -fife
    -lute
    -tambourine
    -tabor

Scene 4:

    -detached limbs
    -basket

Scene 5:

    -cane
    -skullcap (yarmulke)
    -hats/grails (for bottle dance)
    -Hanukkah Candelabra

Scene 6:

    -coconuts for CONCORD
    -arrow w/attached message

Scene 7:

    -bouquet

Scene 8:

    -two halberds
    -sword
    -rope made of knotted sheets

Scene 10:

    -TIM the Enchanter's staff
    -"Killer Rabbit" puppet
    -“holy hand grenade” in box
    -book of armaments
    -golden nomination envelope
    -“Arthur” Award
    -polaroid camera/film
    -the grail (actually hidden in Patsy's bag)
Scene 11:
    -bridal bouquets
    -2 tambourines
    -the fake/foam shovelfrom Act 1, Scene 4

If you would like to add to this list, e-mail licensing@theatricalrights.com

 

A Resource for High School Productions

I. More Female Roles:

The most frequently asked question is, “How can I use more female actors in SPAMALOT?”

Besides THE LADY OF THE LAKE, her LAKER GIRLS, and the five chorus/ensemble numbers that already involve female cast members, here are some additional suggestions for expanding the use of female cast members. 

The following roles might also be played by women (as women or as women playing men):

  •   THE HISTORIAN  
  •  DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER (usually played by a male actor) 
  •  THE FRENCH TAUNTERS 
  •  THE MONKS 
  •  SIR ROBIN’S MINSTRELS
  •   THE KNIGHTS OF NI (female cast members played these roles on Broadway) 
  •  THE VOICE OF GOD 
  •  SIR BORS 
  •  TIM THE ENCHANTER
  •  ANGEL: An additional female soloist (an ANGEL) could be created to sing “Find Your Grail”
    (See page 39 below.)

II. The Voice of GOD:

With each license agreement to produce SPAMALOT, you will receive a "Production CD" that will contain a set of logos as well as Eric Idle's pre-show announcement and his “Voice of GOD” audio tracks. So when listing the cast in your program you can write:

GOD………………………………Eric Idle

III. Props:

A complete prop list can be also found on this page if you click the green “Resources” button. 

IV. Projections:

You should be aware that Eric Idle feels that the projections are not necessary for the production. However, Eric said, “If anyone wants to create their own, that’s fine.” 

V. The Cow:

If launching a cow over the wall becomes problematic, a number of rubber chickens “catapulted” over the wall might also work. If a source to purchase an inflatable cow can be found, that information will be posted on the SPAMALOT “Resources” page on the TRW website. 

VI. The BLACK KNIGHT:

In the BLACK KNIGHT scene, you could end it after his arms have been removed without having to come up with a complicated way to remove the legs. A few costume companies are looking onto creating a BLACK KNIGHT costume that can be rented. As soon as one becomes available the rental information will be posted on the SPAMALOT “Resources” page on the TRW website. 

The following are answers to specific questions in the script: 

Act One

p. 1 – HISTORIAN – in lieu of projections, an easel and illustration board could be used by the HISTORIAN. 

Song #2 – “Fisch Schlapping Song” – Bright clothing and dancing with fish alone should be enough to show ‘Finland’ without the need for scenery.

p. 6 – ROBIN can say – ‘Bug off’

p. 9 – You may say ‘dung’

Song #6 – “The Lady of the Lake” – If trap doors are not available or another elaborate onstage entrance, the LADY OF THE LAKE and her LAKER GIRLS might enter from the back of the house.

p. 25 – If necessary you can cut the FROG bit as well as the lettering on girl’s panties.

p. 26 – You do not have to have a chandelier. A similar effect could be done with a lighting special. 

p. 35 – THE LADY OF THE LAKE does not have to do a strip tease. What is important is that she is preparing for her Diva moment. 

p. 37 – If spelling “CAMLTOE” presents a problem, the following anagrams are also acceptable:  CLAM TOE, CALM TOE, ACME LOT, CAT MOLE (or create your own)

In Scene 8, budgets (or a lack of fly space) may restrict the ability to lower a ‘wheel of fortune’ table.  Lighting, costumes, and props should be able to demonstrate the Las Vegas style of Camelot without the game wheel.  If there is no wheel, you can cut the line ‘we won!’  Colorful plumes, twinkling lights, light shows, etc. will give it the over the top look. 

p. 38 – The Feet of God are not necessary.  GOD’S offstage voice with reverb and light special should be enough. 

p. 38 – You may replace (or mute) the word ‘pissing,’ and if absolutely necessary, drop the line “And stop looking up my skirt.” 

p. 39 – If you are not using projections, The Grail could be dropped in on fly bar, or THE HISTORIAN could display another illustration of The Grail.

p. 39 – You may change to ‘I’m God, you stupid twit!’ You may also cut the word ‘Jesus!’

p. 39 – Instead of a NASA liftoff for GOD, a sound effect or nothing at all will be fine.

Song #14 – “Find Your Grail” – You can create a few more female soloists by breaking up the LADY OF THE LAKE’s solo between the LADY OF THE LAKE and a few LAKER GIRL soloists.  Another option is two create a new female role, ANGEL, who appears as a messenger from GOD to sing this song, thus creating an additional major female solo.

p. 42 – The “cut out mountain” can be very simple and small. But depending upon the size of your stage and availability of steps, they can also walk down off the stage and across the audience. 

p. 44 – Instead of a painted cyclorama or any elaborate scenery, have one character from each country visited (in traditional costume) hold up a welcome sign (i.e. “Welcome to China” “Egypt Welcomes You”… ) as the knights pass quickly SR to SL and back again (new country/character each pass). If costumes are a problem, you might consider adding Finland (to reuse a costume from the Fisch Schlapping Song). 

p. 45 – You may cut the line by the Taunter, ‘The French B...’.

p. 46 – You may cut the line by the Taunter, ‘I wave my private parts at your aunties’. You may also replace, “I fart in your general direction!” with, “I flatulate in your general direction.”  With an “outrageous” French accent, it is just as funny.

p. 47 – You may use the word ‘heck’

p. 49 – To save on costumes, you can adapt the “French people” entering to look at wooden rabbit. But it would be better to simplify it rather than cut it. It’s a great bit – especially Eponine from Les Miz and the mime. 

p. 50 – You may replace the cow with rubber chickens or something else safer/easier to throw. A few directors are looking for inflatable cows. If one is found, we will place it on our website. 

p. 52 – Before Intermission - as mentioned earlier, the projections are not necessary

Act Two

p. 54 – If the budget doesn’t allow a forest, it could be funny to have just one tree placed onstage to suggest the forest. A large price tag on the tree instead of the projection of dollar signs ($$) would be fine.

p. 55 – You may use the word ‘heck’.

Song #18 – “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – You may use the lyric, ‘Life’s a piece of dung, though you’ve just begun…’

Song #19 – “Brave Sir Robin” – If necessary you may cut the third verse (‘His head smashed in and his heart….’), ending after verse two. 

After ROBIN sees the BLACK KNIGHT and runs off, you can also end verse 4 with “Who soiled his pants and then ran away…”. 

p. 63 – You may change ARTHUR’S line ‘Look, you stupid knight….’ 

p. 64 – You may change BLACK KNIGHTS line to ‘It’s just a flesh wound. You yellow belly! I’ll bite your legs off! You’re a lily livered upper class twit.’

p. 66 – You may stop song after first line ‘He was running away and chickening out,’ and cut ‘and buggering off...’

Song #20 – “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway” – If this song presents a problem in your community, an alternate version “You Won’t Succeed in Showbiz,” is included in all of the production materials. However, it has been our experience that the original version works better whenever possible.

p. 87 – You may cut ‘you bast...’ from Lance’s line.

Song #24 – “His Name Is Lancelot” – This song can be toned down a bit if necessary. The codpiece and banana are not necessary.  Use your own creative staging and have fun with it. 

p. 90 – If you decide to use “You Won’t Succeed in Showbiz” instead of “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway,” you will notice that script changes are included that deal with no longer looking for Jews. 

p. 92 – In song #25, “I’m All Alone,” PATSY’s lyrics can be changed to “Oh, no, you're not…I'm all you’ve got.” 

p. 96 – TIM does not have to fly at all. If TIM was sitting on top of a visible 6’ ladder on a rolling cart, the line “What manner of man are you that hovers in the air without strings or visible supporting device?” is just as funny. 

p. 98 – You may change ROBIN’s line to “You twit!”

p. 99 – You may replace “Jesus Christ” with “Blimey” or another acceptable expletive. 

p. 101 – If necessary, you may cut after the line, “And now the Congregation shall rise and sing Hymn 101…” with ARTHUR cutting MAYNARD off saying, “There’s no time for that……” 

p. 101 – If your Theatre uses General Admission seating instead of numbered seating, you will have to use one of the alternatives that follow:

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING #1 – DC 

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING #2 – CURT-C. 

p. 105 – You may change to “Holy cow”.

p. 110 – The confetti cannon is not necessary.  This scene can be staged much less extravagantly.

 

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING #1 – DC

Arthur tosses the Holy Hand Grenade and the Rabbit blows up, and the mound falls over revealing the letters DC.  Behind is a disgruntled rabbit puppet operator, blackened with soot.

BEDEVERE: Behold, sire, the clue.  DC!

ARTHUR: DC?  That’s a bit cryptic isn’t it?

BEDEVERE: Perhaps it’s a location – Washington DC!

LANCELOT: Like in that Nicholas Cage film!

ARTHUR: GOD can’t expect us to travel to Washington DC right now!

LANCELOT: We could take Amtrak and be back in no time 

BEDEVERE: I’m sure these good people won’t mind waiting a bit.  

ARTHUR: We didn’t travel this far to get on a train!  

GALAHAD: Could DC mean “Direct Current”… AC/DC?

ARTHUR: Oh that’s good.

BEDEVERE: But sire, maybe it is a location after all – a stage location.

ARTHUR: I suppose it could be. But where, exactly?  

BEDEVERE: Well we would need to find something Down Center

ARTHUR: DC, Down Center. 

They are staring straight into the audience.

GALAHAD: It’s probably right under our feet.

ARTHUR: (Prays) O Lord we are a bit stumped on the clue thing and we beseech thee to give us a hand.

An enormous hand of God appears, and points into the audience.

ARTHUR: Of course.   It is in the audience- Front Row - Center! 

 

GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING #2– CURT-C

Arthur tosses the Holy Hand Grenade and the Rabbit blows up, and the mound falls over revealing the letters CURT-C.  Behind is a disgruntled rabbit puppet operator, blackened with soot.

BEDEVERE: Behold, sire, the clue.  CURT-C!

ARTHUR: CURT-C?  That’s a bit cryptic isn’t it?

BEDEVERE: Perhaps it’s a command! We must curtsy to find the grail.

LANCELOT: Oooh! I’ll show you how it’s done.

ARTHUR: I do not believe GOD ALMIGHTY is asking us to curtsy!

LANCELOT: What else could it be sir?

BEDEVERE: Perhaps he was dying dramatically and he wrote “Curtains!” 

ARTHUR: Well he’d hardly bother to carve that in the rock.  

GALAHAD: Could it be something near the curtains?   

ARTHUR: Oh that’s good.

BEDEVERE: Sire, maybe it could be a location.  

ARTHUR: Well it could be but how would that help?  

BEDEVERE: Well we would need to find something at the center of the Curtain.

ARTHUR: CURT-C.

They are staring straight into the audience.

GALAHAD: It’s probably right under our feet.

ARTHUR: (Prays) O Lord we are a bit stumped on the clue thing and we beseech thee to give us a hand.

An enormous hand of God appears, and points into the audience.

ARTHUR: Of course.   It is in the audience- Front Row - Center! 

Show|Ready™ and Stage|Tracks™ provided by ROCS (Right on Cue Services) are now available for MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. 

With Show|Ready™, you can virtually send your Musical Director home with each and every member of your cast!  Show|Ready allows you to play a customizable rehearsal track of your show, complete with individual vocal parts and all dance breaks on a Mac, PC, and soon on your iOS device. Your Musical Director simply uploads any edits made at that day’s rehearsal and your cast can access and download the newest version with all of the new changes. This enables your entire cast to rehearse correctly from the beginning, saving you valuable time and effort. 


With an intuitive interface, Show|Ready gives you complete control over which parts you hear, and lets you modify the key or tempo and cut, vamp, or repeat measures as you please. All shows include the piano, bass, drum, all vocal parts, and click track as well as a sheet music viewer that automatically displays the piano/conductor score and changes the page as you listen and navigate throughout the show.

http://www.trwmusicals.com/showlready%E2%84%A2.php

Stage|Tracks™ provides quality performance tracks, edited to integrate your individual changes from Show|Ready. With the best sounding tracks at an affordable price, Stage|Tracks will greatly enhance your production if you do not have live musicians to accompany the show. However, you should be advised that while Stage|Tracks provides quality performance tracks of the full orchestration, it is not recommended to be used alongside live musicians.  Stage|Tracks is only for performance and is sent approximately 3-4 weeks prior to the opening date of your production.  Stage|Tracks is currently only available on an iOS device, with Mac and PC coming soon.  

Listen to a StageTracks demo from SPAMALOT here!  http://www.rightoncueservices.com/mp3/spamalot_demo.mp3

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Cobourg ON K9A 4K8
Canada

Rose Costumes in Denton TX has added SPAMALOT to their rental inventory (for Texas only - shipping is not available)
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590 Mullock Rd
Port Jervis, NY 12771-3619
(845) 355-1414
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Dave Dejac, info@costume.com
747 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716)847-0180

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3038 Hayes Ave
Fremont, OH 43420
(800) 348-6616
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Chicago · Illinois · 60608 · USA
800-397-3316
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Upcoming Shows

June 6 - August 31, 2014
Midtown Arts Center (formerly Carousel Dinner Theatre)
Fort Collins, CO 80525

June 13 - July 13, 2014
Contra Costa Civic Theatre
El Cerrito, CA 94530

June 13 - July 13, 2014
Lakewood Playhouse
Tacoma, WA 98499

June 19 - July 19, 2014
Dixie State College
Saint George, UT 84770 

June 19 - July 26, 2014
Lower Ossington Theatre-Green Door Cabaret
Toronto, ON  M6J 2Z4  CA

June 20 - August 9, 2014
Staged Cinema Productions
Fullerton, CA 92832 

June 25 - July 6, 2014
Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre
Winchester, VA 22601

June 25 - July 20, 2013
Stockton Civic Theatre
Stockton, CA 95207

June 25 - August 3, 2014
Rock Valley College 
Rockford, IL 

June 26, 2014 - August 3, 2014
The Backstage Theatre
Breckenridge, CO, 80424

July 3 - 20, 2014
The Black Hills Playhouse
Custer, SD 

July 8 - 12, 2014
Minot State University
Minot, ND 58701

July 9 - 19, 2014
Arrow Rock Lyceum Theatre
Arrow Rock, MO 65320

July 9 - 27, 2014
Muhlenberg College Department of Theatre and Dance
Allentown, PA 18104 

July 10 - 27
Cumberland Theatre
Cumberland, MD 21502 

July 11 - 20, 2014
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
Carbondale, IL 62901 

July 11 - 26, 2014
Theatre-on-the-Hill
Bolingbrook, IL 60440 

July 11 - 27, 2014
Holly Theatre Company
Dahlonega, GA 30533

July 11 - August 10, 2014
Bernard Jay for Joburg Theatre
Nelson Mandela Theatre, Johannesburg, South Africa 

July 12 - 20, 2014
Woodbury Community Theatre
Saint Paul, MN 55125

July 12 - 21, 2014
Morristown Theatre Guild, Inc.
Morristown, TN 37814

July 12 - 27, 2014
JCC of Greater Kansas City
Shawnee Mission, KS 66211

July 16 - 19, 2014
Northwest Florida State College
Niceville, FL 32578

July 16 - 27, 2014
New London Barn Playhouse
New London, NH 3257 

July 18 - 19, 2014
The Entertainment Cartel, LLC
Biloxi, MS 39530 

July 18 - 20, 2014
Oak Park & River Forest High School
Oak Park, IL  60302

July 18 - 26, 2014
Hamilton-Gibson Productions
Wellsboro, PA 16901 

July 18 - 27, 2014
Lakeland Community Theatre
Lakeland, FL 33801

July 18 - 27, 2014
M & M Ross Music Theatre
Merrillville, IN 46410 

July 18 - August 3, 2014
Diamond Head Theatre
Honolulu, HI 96816

July 18 - August 9, 2014
Burnie Police & Community Youth Club
Ulverstone, TAS 

July 22 - 26, 2014
Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma - Thelma Gaylord Academy
Oklahoma City, OK 73106

July 22 - August 3, 2014
Enchainment Productions Incorporated
Prince George, BC  V2M 6X3  CA  

July 24 - 27, 2014
Lawrence Arts Center
Lawrence, KS 66044

July 24 - August 3, 2014
Evansville Civic Theatre, Inc
Evansville, IN 47710 

July 24 - August 3, 2014
Summer Musical Enterprise
Blacksburg, VA  24062

July 24 - August 31, 2014
City Lights Theatre Company
San Mateo, CA 94402

July 25 - 27, 2014
Theatre Of Western Springs
Western Springs, IL 60558 

July 25 - August 3, 2014
Salem Community Theatre
Salem, IL 62881 

July 25 - August 9, 2014
Cumberland Players
Vineland, NJ 8362 

July 25 - August 12, 2014
Little Theatre of Alexandria
Alexandria, VA 22314

July 29 - August 3, 2014
Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

July 29 - August 17, 2014
Papermill Theatre
Lincoln, NH  3251 

July 30 - August 24, 2014
Surflight Theatre
Beach Haven, NJ 8008 

July 31 - August 2, 2014
Rome Capitol Theatre
Rome, NY 13440 

July 31 - August 10, 2014
Summer Musical Enterprise
Christiansburg, VA 24073 

July 31 - August 31, 2014
Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre
Crofton, MD 21114 

July 31 - December 31, 2014
OLHO Magico Producoes
Washington, DC 20090  

August 1 - 10, 2014
West Fargo High School
West Fargo, ND 58078

August 1 - 16, 2014
District Theatre
Rock Island, IL 61201 

August 1 - 16, 2014
Pax Amicus Foundation
Budd Lake, NJ 

August 1 - 17, 2014
Creative Sanford, Inc
Sanford, FL 32771

August 1 - 29, 2014
Hackmatack Playhouse
Berwick, ME 3901 

August 1 - 31, 2014
Musikmakers Hamilton Inc
Hamilton, NZ 

August 5 - 10, 2014
Lees McRae College
Banner Elk, NC 28604 

August 6 - 9, 2014
Off-Beat Players
Greenwich, CT 06830 

August 7 - 9, 2014
Silver Bay YMCA
Silver Bay, NY 12874 

August 7 - 10, 2014
The Young Company at Stoneham Theatre
Stoneham, MA 

August 7 - 23, 2014
Community Circle Theatre Grand Rapids
Grand Rapids, MI 49506 

August 12 - 14, 2014
Serendipity Musical Productions
Lindenhurst, NY 11757 

August 13 - 31, 2014
Matunuck Live Theatre
Wakefield, RI 2879

August 17 - 24, 2014
Beth Tfiloh High School
Pikesville, MD 21208 

August 18 - 22, 2014
The Mitre Players
South Croydon, Surrey CR2 0JL UK

August 18 - 23, 2014
Western Springs College
Western Springs, NZ

August 21 - 22, 2014
French Woods Festival
Hancock, NY 13783 

August 21 - 23, 2014
The Hutchins School
Sandy Bay, TAS 

August 22 - 24, 2014
St. Pauls Schools
Brooklandville, MD 21022

August 22 - 24, 2014
Zemfira Stage
Falls Church, VA 22042 

August 22 - 30, 2014
Corn Stock Theatre
Peoria, IL 61604 

August 22 - 31, 2014
The Milburn Stone Theatre - Cecil College
North East, MD 21901

August 23 - September 1, 2014
Bower City Theatre Company
Edgerton, WI

Auguat 25, 2014
Long Lake Camp for the Arts
Long Lake, NY 12847 

August 28 - 31, 2014
The Henry Players
Stockbridge, GA 30281 

September 5 - 27, 2014
Billings Studio Theatre
Billings, MT, 59102  

September 10 - 12, 2014
St Philip's College
Alice Springs, NT 

September 18 - October 12, 2014
Cape Fear Regional Theatre
Fayetteville, NC 28305 

September 18 - October 12, 2014
Encore Musical Theatre Company
Dexter, MI 48130 

September 19 - 27, 2014
Bellevue Society for the Arts
Bellevue, OH 44811 

September 19 - October 11, 2014
Roseville Theater Arts Academy
Roseville, CA 95678 

September 19 - October 19, 2014
Candlelight Pavilion Dinner Theatre
Claremont, CA 91711

September 20 - November 16, 2014
Riverside Dinner Theater
Fredricksburg, VA 

September 16 - October 5, 2014
Alpha Players
Florissant, MO 63033 

October 2 - 5, 2014
Harvest Rain Theatre Company
South Brisbane, Queensland AU

October 3 - 4, 2014
Red Phoenix Theatre Company
Budford, GA 30518 

October 3 - 18, 2014
The Arlington Players
Annandale, VA 22003

October 3 - 25, 2014
Mountain Community Theater 
Ben Lomond, CA 

October 4 - 26, 2014
Spring Lake Theatre Company
Spring Lake, NJ 7762

Ocotber 9 - 19, 2014
Lake County Theatre Company
Kelseyville, CA 95451 

October 17 - 19, 2014
Stadium Theatre
Woonsocket, RI 2895

October 17 - 25, 2014
Arts Center of Cannon County
Woodbury, TN 37190 

October 17 - 26, 2014
Richland Community College
Decatur, IL 62521 

October 17 - November 2, 2014
The Grand Theatre
Ellsworth, ME 4605 

October 20 - June 30, 2015
ZGK Komedija
Zagreb, CR 

October 22 - 25, 2014
Launceston Musical Society
Launceston, Tasmania AU

October 23 - 25, 2014
The Cathedral School
Thuringowa Central, Queensland AU 

October 23 - 26, 2014
Warren Players
Warren, PA 16365 

October 24 - 26, 2014
Robidoux Resident Theatre
Saint Joseph, MO 64501 

October 24 - November 2, 2014
Bashaw Adult Learning Council
Bashaw, AB T0B 0H0 CA  

Ocotber 24 - November 30, 2014
Coronado Playhouse
Coronado, CA 92118 

October 28 - November 1, 2014
Westminster Schools of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA 30327 

October 29 - November 1, 2014
Stoddart Entertainment
Newcastle, New South Wales AU

October 30 - November 2, 2014
Norwin Senior High School - Norwin Theatre Club
Irwin, PA 15642 

November 1 - 3, 2014
Webb School of Knoxville
Knoxville, TN 37923 

November 1 - 16, 2014
Eight O'Clock Theatre
Safety Harbor, FL 34695

November 5 - 8, 2014
Georgetown Gilbert & Sullivan Society
Washington, DC 20001 

November 6 - 8, 2014
Libertyville High School
Libertyville, IL 60048

November 6 - 8, 2014
Shoreham-Wading River High School
Shoreham, NY 11786

November 7 - 9, 2014
Glenbard East High School
Lombard, IL 60148 

November 7 - 22, 2014
Roo Theatre Company Inc
Shellharbour, New South Wales AU

November 13 - 22, 2014
Wayzata High School
Minneapolis, MN 55446 

November 13 - 23, 2014
Mariposa Arts Theatre Foundation
Orillia, ON L3V 3C8 CA  

November 14 - 23, 2014
Oak Lawn Park District Theatre
Oak Lawn Park, IL 60453

November 14 - 23, 2014
Phoenix Productions
Red Bank, NJ 7701

November 15 - 21, 2014
Stage West Community Playhouse
Springhill, FL 34606

November 18 - 22, 2014
Stephen F. Austin State University School of Theatre
Nacogdoches, TX  75962

November 20 - 22, 2014
Meridian School
Royston, Hertfordshire SG8 7JH  UK 

November 20 - 23, 2014
Asociacion Escuelas Lincoln
Buenos Aires  B1637 AOS  Argentina

December 1 - 8, 2014
RGS Worcester
Worcester, WOR  WR1 1HP  UK

December 1 - 31, 2014
Jose Luis Massa
Buenos Aires, ARG

December 4 -21, 2014
Bainbridge Performing Arts
Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 

December 5 -14, 2014
Pit and Balcony Community Theatre
Saginaw, MI 

December 22  - 28, 2014
Joburg Theatre
Johannesburg, ZA

January 9 - 25, 2015
Cultural Park Theatre
Cape Coral, FL 33990 

January 16 - 31, 2015
Arcadians Theatre Group
Corrimal, New South Wales AU 

February 5 - March 1, 2015
Whidbey Playhouse Inc
Oak Harbor, WA 98277 

February 6 - 9, 2015
Atlantic Light Theatre
St John's, NL  A1C 5P9  CA

February 6 - 14, 2015
Seaway Valley Theatre Company
Cornwall, ON K6H 4Z1 CA 

February 7 - 15, 2015
North Platte Community Playhouse
North Platte, NE 69103

February 10 - 14, 2015
AMS - Arbroath Musical Society
Cortachy, Angus  DD8N 4LX  UK

February 11 -12, 2015
Bellrose Composite High School
St Albert, AB T8N 1E6  CA 

February 12 - 15, 2015
R Martorano Productions
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 

February 18 - March 1, 2015
Wagner College
Staten Island, NY 10301

February 19 - 21, 2015
Washburn Rural High School
Topeka, KS 66619 

February 20 - March 1, 2015
The Milburn Stone Theatre - Cecil College 
North East, MD 21901 

February 26 - 28, 2015
South Elgin High School
South Elgin, IL 60177

February 26 - March 7, 2015
Moorestown High School
Moorestown, NJ 08057

February 27 - March 8, 2015
Bellarmine College Preparatory
San Jose, CA 95126 

March 6 - 22, 2015
Sillhouette Stages
Columbia, MD 

March 6 - 29, 2015
Imagination Theater
Placerville, CA 95667

March 12 - 15, 2015
Washington and Lee University Theatre
Lexington, VA 24450 

March 13 - 21, 2015
Huntingtown High School
Huntingtown, MD 20639

March 17 - April 11, 2015
Waterfront Playhouse
Ket West, FL 33040 

March 19 - 22, 2015
Centre Stage -South Carolina
Greenville, SC 

March 19 - 22, 2015
Downingtown East High School
Exton, PA 19341

March 20 - 29, 2015
Rome Little Theatre
Rome, GA 30161 

March 20 - April 5, 2015
Daytona Playhouse
Daytona Beach, FL 32118

March 26 - 28, 2015
South Williamsport Jr-Sr High School
Williamsport, PA 17702

March 27 - April 25, 2015
Canyon Theatre Guild
Newhall, CA 91321 

April 13 - May 9, 2015
Theatre Aquarius
Hamilton, ON L8R 1A8  CA 

April 16 - May 10, 2015
Ukiah Players Theatre
Ukiah, CA 95482

April 16 - June 21, 2015
Stage West Dinner Theatre Calgary
Calgary, AB T2Z 4P2  CA

April 23 - 25, 2015
Southwest Minnesota State University
Marshall, MN 56258 

April 24 - May 9, 2015
Booth Tarkington Civic Theatre
Carmel, IN 46032 

April 24 - May 9, 2015
Florence Little Theatre
Florence, SC 29506 

April 30- May 15, 2014
 Manatee Players INC
Bradenton, FL

May 1 - 10, 2015
Golden West College Theater Arts Dept
Huntington Beach, CA 

May 1 - 17, 2015
Opera House Players
Broad Brook, CT 06016 

May 1 - 17, 2015
Sioux Empire Community Theatre
Sioux Empire, SD 57104

May 1 - 24, 2015
The Players Guild Of Dearborn
Dearborn, MI 48123 

May 1 - 31, 2015
Albany Light Opera & Theatre Company
Albany, WA  AU 

May 8 - 24, 2015
The Columbia Stage Society Town Theatre
Columbia, SC 29201 

May 8 - 24, 2015
Playhouse Merced
Merced, CA 95340 

May 15 - 31, 2015
Racine Theatre Guild
Racine, WI 53405

May 22 - 30, 2015
Theatre Sarnia
Sarnia, ON  N7T 7H8  CA 

May 22 - June 7, 2015
Camino Real Playhouse
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

May 22 - June 14, 2015
Wheaton Drama Inc
Wheaton, IL 60187 

May 24 - June 14, 2015
Albuquerque Little Theatre
Albuquerque, NM 87104 

May 29 - June 21, 2015
HART Theatre
Hillsboro, OR 97123 

May 29 - June 21, 2015
Mount Players Inc
Macedon, Victoria AU 

May 29 - June 28, 2015
Omaha Community Playhouse
Omaha, NE 

June 4 - 20, 2015
Prescott Center For The Arts - Fine Arts Association
Prescott, AZ 86301

June 12 - 20, 2015
MLOC Productions Inc
Burwood, VIC  AU 

June 13 - 29, 2015
Salina Community Theatre
Salina, KS 67401 

July 10 - 19, 2015
Summer Place Theatre
Naperville, IL 60540 

July 17 - August 9, 2015
Port Tobacco Players
La Plata, MD 20646 

July 18 - August 3, 2015
New Castle Playhouse
New Castle, PA 16101

July 31 - August 16, 2015
Theatre of Northeastern Connecticut
Putnam, CT 06260 

September 11 - October 11, 2015
Orlando Shakespeare Theatre
Orlando, FL 32803 

September 17 - October 18, 2015
Theatre At The Center
Munster, IN 46321 

October 3 - 18, 2015
The Arlington Players
Arlington, VA 22204