Musical Theatre West is a brilliantly successful icon of American Regional Theatre excellence. Using a hot mix of professional actors from Broadway, SoCal and National Tours with the best in local pro talent, Musical Theatre West creates each of their shows directly from their producing facility in beautiful Long Beach, California. MTW’s performances are at the gorgeous Carpenter Center (on the campus of California State University Long Beach) and are often mounted using sets and costumes from Broadway, London’s West End, and national tours. MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, TRW’s uber-popular Tony Award winning Best Musical, is no exception. Paul Garman, Music Theatre West’s longtime Executive Director & Producer, bought the iconic Broadway sets and costumes and delivered a cast and production very worthy of the package. The show opened last Saturday night to a joyous, packed audience and is set for a great run!
Broadway vet Davis Gaines anchored MTW’s SPAMALOT with a phenomenal new take on King Arthur, while his Lady of the Lake, Tami Tappan Damiano brought down the house with her spot-on vocal prowess and top-notch comedy chops. The sold-out MTW audience devoured every delicious moment of the non-stop laugh riot show from the overture to the final bow as the awe-inducing cast nailed each scene and song with an infectious joie de vivre that electrified the house from the first row to the last.
TRW was in the house for Saturday’s stellar opening night, with our terrific duo of writers Bret Simmons and David Howard (FALLING FOR EVE, CHANGING MINDS). TRW’s developmental team was in L.A. for meetings with Howard & Simmons to pow-wow about Broadway buzz for CHANGING MINDS and the August staged reading of the hot new pop tuner in NYC.
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. It 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!
Musical Theatre West’s MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT continues now through July 15th at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center, 6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA. Click here for tickets and information.
For a great photo spread from the Opening Night After Party, click here to go to BroadwayWorld.com/LA.
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is available in North America for productions with performance dates commencing September 1, 2013. Some cities are available now! 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.
Click here to visit Theatrical Rights Worldwide for information on producing SPAMALOT in your theater.