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‘Spamalot’ production is terribly good


Prepare for loads of silliness and laughs June 21-July 1 as Davidson Community Players presents the musical “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at the Duke Family Performance Hall in Davidson.

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” the musical is an irreverent parody of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Expect to see a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits and, of course, French people. After a successful run on Broadway, Spamalot won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical.

Cornelius resident Emily Klingman, drama instructor at Bailey Middle School, is playing the part of Patsy, King Arthur’s servant and  sidekick.

“In true Monty Python fashion I can only say that this promises to be a really awful production with terrible sets and horrible actors and features musicians who’d rather be drinking at the bar,” says Matt Merrell, executive director of Davidson Community Players. “Use your ticket money to buy eggs and shampoo and stay away from this show if you value your sanity.”

Performances are at the Duke Family Performance Hall on the campus of Davidson College with shows June 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 8 pm and June 24 and July 1 at 2.  Advance tickets start at $25 for adults, $23 for seniors and $15 for students. Tickets can be purchased at DavidsonCommunityPlayers.org or by calling the box office at 704-892-7953.

Davidson Community Players is a non-profit organization established in 1965 to produce theatre that entertains, enriches and encourages community participation in the dramatic arts.