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Killer Rabbits And Coconuts Continue At The Renaissance

6 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse from Renaissance Performing Arts Association

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the production of “Monty Python’s 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.

The Renaissance Theatre is hosting a two-weekend run of the musical comedy, Monty Python’s Spamalot, with gut-busting performances Sunday afternoon at 2:30 PM, as well as on March 12 at 8:00 PM, and the closing performance March 13 at 2:30 PM.

Although Spamalot  takes most of its cues from the cult classic film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail,  it also includes additional material from “Flying Circus” and the other Monty Python films, which adds a wide array of comedy that’s enjoyable for cast members and audiences alike.

“After attending a performance of Spamalot several years ago, I knew I had to be a part of it, if the opportunity arose” said Beau Roberts, who plays leading man, King Arthur. “I had such a fun time watching it that I imagined it would be equally fun to perform. And I was right, the show reminds me of a Looney Tunes cartoon with all the wackiness of the film multiplied by ten.”

He went on to say, “I keep telling people, even if you’re not a fan of musicals or Monty Python, you will thoroughly enjoy this show. I’m confident that the theater will be roaring with laughter throughout each performance, and as an actor, there’s no greater reward than bringing joy and delight to others.” 

Roberts is joined with an equally a star-studded cast featuring Leah Gesouras, Zakari Ramos,, Ryan Shreve, Chris Bullwinkle, Ethan Chapman, Sam Woodill, Caroline Grace Williams, Jamie Mayfield, Rebecah Boesch, George Swarn, Niko Carter, and Robert Hardin-Leeth. Also featured are Colton and Maddie Penwell, who are returning to the stage after a brief hiatus. 

“It feels great to be coming back to the Ren stage for this show! This is truly a bucket list show for us because we’ve been Monty Python fans for a long time” said Colton Penwell. “The rehearsal process has also been extra special for us because this is the first show we’ve done since our son Ollie was born. He’s been coming to rehearsals with us, which has been so great because the theater is so special to us and we finally get to share the experience with him.”

Directed by Ryan Shealy, with musical direction by Kelly Knowlton, this production is sure to be a smash-hit. Filled to the brim with show-stopping musical numbers, side-splitting humor, and endless entertainment, Spamalot is a can’t miss show. 

Spamalot hits the stage at Mansfield’s Renaissance Theatre March 5, with only 4 chances to catch this hilarious production and tickets starting at $15, you’ll want to reserve your seats  as soon as possible. For more information visit: https://bit.ly/SpamalotPR

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