Razor-sharp musical comedy at Huron Country Playhouse

Written on June 21st, 2013


Media Release from Drayton Entertainment:

GRAND BEND – Theatregoers are in for plenty of laughs, as Monty Python’s no-holds-barred, Tony award-winning musical, Spamalot hits the Huron Country Playhouse stage from June 26th to July 13th.Spamalot small

“Spamalot is bursting with non-stop hilarity and imagination,” says Alex Mustakas, Artistic Director of Drayton Entertainment. “It’s zany, unconventional, and knows no mercy. Theatregoers are definitely in for a treat.”

Lovingly ripped off from the landmark film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot is a musical comedy that raises silliness to an art form. Retelling the classic tale of Camelot, this tongue-in-cheek production follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table on their infamous quest for the Holy Grail. It’s a clever parody that’s packed with unforgettable musical numbers such as, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” “The Song That Goes Like This,” “I Am Not Dead Yet,” and “The Diva’s Lament (Whatever Happened to My Part?)”

Leading the Creative Team, Director Alex Mustakas is renowned for his comedic sensibility, having helmed numerous productions at the Huron Country Playhouse including the uproarious Dirty Rotten Scoundrels in 2008 and last season’s 9 to 5: The Musical, in which he also starred as “The Boss”.

Mustakas is joined by Music Director Steve Thomas, Choreographer Lisa Stevens and Lighting Designer Jeff Johnston Collins.

Monty Python’s Spamalot will welcome back Victor A. Young to the Huron Country Playhouse in the role of King Arthur. One of Canada ’s preeminent actors, Young was last seen by Grand Bend audiences as billionaire businessman, Oliver Warbucks in Annie.

This highly entertaining production features other Drayton Entertainment favourites including Eddie Glen, whom audiences will remember from last season’s premiere of Big Band Legends, as Sir Robin. Nicholas Settimi, who was a real scene-stealer as the hysterical office worker Roz in 9 to 5: The Musical, takes on the role of Patsy and Stephen Patterson, who was unforgettable in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, is Sir Galahad.

Mark Uhre is Sir Lancelot and he returns to the Huron Country Playhouse after last performing in the 2006 production of Oklahoma!. Thomas Alderson, who played Mordred in the 2009 production of Camelot plays Prince Herbert as one of his many parts in Spamalot.

Making their Drayton Entertainment debut in this production is Kristin Peace as The Lady of the Lake and Aidan Desalaiz as Sir Bedevere. And rounding out an exceptional ensemble cast are Robert Allan, Michelle Black, Carla Bennett, Rachel Clark, Dani Jazzar, Sarah Vance, Joel Taylor and Mike Tracz.

“Both fans of Monty Python and newcomers to the comedy will enjoy this absurdly funny and witty production,” says Mustakas.

Monty Python’s Spamalot is proudly sponsored by Track 21 Graphix. Media Sponsors are 102.3 BOB FM and Business London. The Design Sponsor is Burnside. The 2013 Season Media Sponsor is CTV.

Regular performance tickets are $40.00 for adults. Tickets for preview performances and groups of 20 or more are $32.00. HST is applicable to all ticket prices.

Tickets may be purchased online at www.huroncountryplayhouse.com, in person at the Huron Country Playhouse Box Office or by calling (519) 238-6000 or toll free 1-855-DRAYTON (372-9866).

One Response to “Razor-sharp musical comedy at Huron Country Playhouse” | Add Your Thoughts

  1. Tom and I are sure looking forward to seeing the show! The preview clip is hilarious!

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