WELLSBORO - Hamilton-Gibson Productions' summer musical, "Monty Python's Spamalot," has been cast.
"We're thrilled to be able to present this hysterical, witty new musical for our local audiences," Deb Sawyer, HG board president, said.
Performances will be held at 7:30 p.m. on July 18, 19, 25 and 26 and at 2:30 p.m. July 20.
For those who are not familiar with the show, it is "lovingly ripped off" from the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," which was released in 1974. Like the film, it follows a nontraditional and highly surreal strand of humor, though at its core can be considered a very silly mockery of Arthurian legend, specifically the well-known story of Arthur and the Round Table. "Spamalot" differs from the film in many ways, but especially in its parodies of Broadway theater. "Spamalot" won the Tony Award for Best Musical in 2005 and received 14 Tony Award nominations, more than any other show that season.
The cast for this Hamilton-Gibson Productions show includes Adam Brennan, professor of music at Mansfield University, as the lead role of King Arthur. He is assisted by his sidekick, Patsy, played by Matthew Huels, of Tioga. Knights include Josh Adams, of Liberty, as Sir Robin; Vincent Nance, of Mansfield, as Sir Lancelot; TJ Harris, of Mansfield University, as Sir Galahad; and Brian Delp, of Wellsboro, as Sir Bedevere.
Sydney Blade, of Troy, will play the main female lead, The Lady of the Lake. Not Dead Fred and Prince Herbert will be played by Wellsboro student Cody Losinger. Other roles are played by Craig Evans, Herb Johnson, Titus O'Neil, Nathan Wilcox, Richard Fisher, Steve Marshall, Ed Sholonski, Andrew Pfisterer, Jack Chambers, Ian Brennan, Tom Reindl, Steve Bickham, Caleb Evans, Levi Holliday, Susie Achey, Corrine Evans, Laura Helfrich, Jodie McCracken, Kimberly Robinson, Mary Kay Robinson, Emily Scranton, Maia Stam and Audrey Zuchowski.
The production is directed by Thomas Putnam, choreographed by Maia Stam, with assistant director TJ Harris, and tech supervisor Corrine Evans. Costumes will be created by Michele Comes, Jackie Clarke, Cindy Evans and Titus O'Neil.
Reservations for the show can be made by calling the HG office at 570-724-2079 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.