|‘Monty Python’ musical comes to 6th Street Aug. 23
Santa Rosa’s 6th Street Playhouse will present Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT,” a comedic musical opening the 2013-2014 season in the GK Hardt Theatre from Aug. 23-Sept. 22.
Ripped off from the 1975 Monty Python classic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “SPAMALOT” is written by famed Python, Eric Idle, who also collaborated with John Du Prez on the score.
The original 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of more than 1,500 performances, it was seen by more than 2 million people and grossed more than $175 million.
“SPAMALOT” retells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. This hysterical, irreverent parody of Arthurian Legend will keep audience members laughing throughout the show.
The 6th Street Playhouse production features stage direction by artistic director Craig A. Miller and choreography by Alise Girard, most recently choreographer and on stage as Pickles in “The Great American Trailer Park Musical.”
Forestville’s Jason Sherbundy brings a distinguished resume of musical direction work to “SPAMALOT,” including his work on Broadway in “Catch Me If You Can,” “Porgy and Bess,” “On a Clear Day,” “Anything Goes,” “The Lion King,” “Chicago” and “Bring It On.” Additionally, Sherbundy also had roles on the TV shows, “SMASH” and “Bombshell.”
Returning to the Bay Area, he's worked with Berkeley Opera and WestEdge Opera, as well as on local productions of “The Lion King,” “Wicked” and “Anything Goes” in San Francisco.
Featuring a cast from around the North Bay area, locals may recognize Barry Martin and Taylor Bartolucci DeGuilio of Lucky Penny Productions in the roles of “King Arthur” and the “Lady of the Lady” and Erick Weiss as “Patsy.”
The GK Hardt Theatre at the 6th Street Playhouse is located at 52 W. 6th Street in Santa Rosa.
Ticket prices are $35 for general admission, $30 for seniors 62-older and youth between the ages of 13-21 and $15 for children 5-12 for the 8 p.m. shows on Fridays and Saturdays and the 2 p.m. show on Sundays. Discount tickets are available for 8 p.m.
Tickets for the 8 p.m. Thursday and 2 p.m. Saturday shows are $28 general admission, $23 for seniors (62-older) and youth (13-21) and $15 for children (5-12). Tickets are available at www.6thStreetPlayhouse.com, by calling the box office at (707) 523-4185 or visiting during open box office hours – Tuesday-Friday from 1-4 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Reserve early for best seating.