Laugh a lot with Spamalot

Schools spring musical to take the PAC stage


Photo by Photo by Madeleine Lawler

The cast of Spamalot during rehearsal. Countless hours have been put into the musical by cast and crew.

In no time at all, knights will take the LZ stage all in an attempt to make students, parents, and anyone else who wishes to attend, laugh.

The schools spring musical, Spamalot, will take place April 25-27 at 7:00pm and April 28 at 2:00pm. The musical is a comedy adventure based on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It follows the story of King Arthur and his fellow knights on their quest to Camelot, however, this quest soon shifts focus to the men journeying to find the “holy grail”. The musical will be enjoyable for all who wish to attend it, according to Emma Belew, senior student director.

“You’re never not laughing. The punchline of a joke is the buildup to the joke after it. The humor is just very straight-forward and you do not get tired of watching it,” said Belew. “It’s not boring since everyone is just so invested in what they do and just watching people on stage enjoy it will make the audience enjoy it too.”

The comedy of the show will be the highlight of the night, according to Nolan Bertrand, actor in the play. The infamous sketches of the show will be nostalgic for some, and plain out hilarious for others, according to Bertrand.

“It’s the kind of comedy where it’s so stupid it’s funny, and that’s the whole purpose of the comedy,” Bertrand said. “I’ve been watching Monty Python since I was six years old, so being able to put on a show and convey the comedy of a movie I love so much is going to be really fun.”

The musical is also quite different than shows the school has put on in the past, according to Tom Skobel, musical director. Although the comedy and absurdness is similar to the school’s winter play, Lend Me a Tenor, it differs simply with the size of the show, according to Skobel.

“It’s the largest cast we’ve ever had and I think it’s one of the biggest and ‘showiest’ shows we’ve put on in a while,” Skobel said. “In terms of lights, sounds, dance numbers, and costumes it’s definitely one of the larger [productions] we’ve put on so far.”

The cast and crew have put in months of hard work that all lead up to the opening night. In the end, it’s the audience’s reactions that matter the most, according to Skobel.

“I’m looking forward to seeing the audience laugh for the first time,” Skobel said. “We’ve been in rehearsal for so long, yet I still find the jokes funny, so I can’t wait to see the audience’s reaction to familiar sketches that we all know and love.”