Chico State’s biggest theatre production of the school year is its Spring Musical … “Monty Python’s Spamalot”.
The production will make its local area premiere April 30-May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m. in Laxson Auditorium.
The university is promoting it as a “grand-scale, pull-out-all-the-stops show” … with beautiful sets and costumes, an orchestra, and the Department of Music and Theatre’s most talented performers.
“Spamalot” premiered on Broadway in March of 2005 and was nominated for 13 Tony Awards, winning several including Best Musical. The soundtrack won a Grammy for “Best Musical Show Album.”
Joel P. Rogers, Department of Music and Theatre faculty member, is directing. His goal for the audience is simple, “I hope they have sore muscles in their faces from laughing so much,” said Rogers.
“Spamalot” is a boisterous comedy-musical loosely based on the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which itself is a parody of the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail.
Due to some sexual humor, coarse language and mild violence, the show is not recommended for children under age 12.
Tickets are available at $20 premium, $16 general, $14 senior citizens, and $10 students/children, at the University Box Office (530) 898-6333 and online at www.chicostatetickets.com.