‘Spamalot’ features humor, singing, dancing, romance, action

10.12.2015 | By Rob Vanya

Award-winning musical comedy opens Oct. 23

 

The San Jacinto College theatre and film department will present the award-winning “Spamalot,” a musical comedy based on a Monty Python film.

Shows will be staged at Slocomb Auditorium, located on the San Jacinto College Central Campus at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. Evening performances are set for Oct. Oct. 23, 24 and 30 with a 7:30 p.m. curtain. Sunday matinees are set for Oct. 25 and Nov. 1 with a 2:30 p.m. curtain. There will be a special Halloween performance on Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.

“Spamalot” is described as a musical comedy that is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The show retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production of “Spamalot” won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

Director Dr. David LeMaster says “Spamalot” is hilarious, clever, and highly entertaining. “The show has romance, wonderful satire, some very funny scenes, adventure, action, fight scenes, something for everyone,” commented LeMaster, an English professor at San Jacinto College who is a published playwright with an extensive background in theater arts. “It turns the King Arthur legend upside down. Spamalot is one of the most interesting, cleverest, and funniest shows I have ever seen.”

The performance features a cast and crew that includes many San Jacinto College students, as well as skilled actors and actresses from local communities.

Ticket prices are $15 per person at the door, or $13 for all who purchase and pick up tickets two days in advance of each show. Tickets may be reserved by calling 281-476-1828.

San Jacinto College offers theatre degrees and classes at the South and Central campuses. For more information, please visit sanjac.edu/career/theatre-film.

 

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.

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