Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Directed by Lezlie Wade
Choreographed by Jesse Robb
Monty Python's Spamalot offers up a hefty share of irreverence in a hilarious spoof of the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they go in search of the Holy Grail. This outrageous musical comedy by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, lets us look at our flaws and foibles and in doing so allows us to laugh at the things that make us human.
Production support is generously provided by The William & Nona Heaslip Foundation.
2023: Patsy in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Stratford: Marcellus in The Music Man, Moby Dick. West End: Miss Saigon, Joseph…,UK: Assassins. Elsewhere: One for the Pot, The 39 Steps, It Runs in the Family, The Pirates of Penzance, Spamalot, Les Misérables, Man of La Mancha (Drayton); Bloodless (Theatre 20); The 39 Steps (MTC); Nicely-Nicely in Guys and Dolls in Concert (NAC); The Rocky Horror Show (Dora nomination), A Few Good Men, Snow White (Dora nomination), The Mackenzie/Papineau Rebellion (VideoCabaret). Film/TV: The Firm, Murdoch Mysteries, Odd Squad, The Sparrow directed by Franco Zeffirelli. Eddie is in his 25th year as the voice of YTV. Et cetera: Eddie has also appeared in 20 shows for Ross Petty Productions at the Elgin Theatre.
2023: Sir Lancelot in Monty Python's Spamalot. Third season. Stratford: The Homecoming, Twelfth Night, and Henry in Henry V. Broadway: The Lehman Trilogy, The Height of the Storm, Summer, Cabaret, Macbeth, The Farnsworth Invention, The Coast of Utopia, Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Invention of Love. Off-Broadway: Coriolanus (Red Bull); Clive (the New Group); The Glass Cage and Echoes of the War (Mint Theater). Regional: La Jolla Playhouse, Folger Shakespeare Theatre, Westport, Hartford Stage, TUTS, ASF, The Old Globe and the Alley Theatre. Sam Mendes's The Bridge Project. Film and Television: Fosse/Verdon; I Love You But I Lied; Boardwalk Empire; Law & Order: SVU; Welcome to New York. Training: MFA, The Old Globe Theatre. Check out his band "Notes From Underground" and their EP: "Rock, Pith & Brevity" wherever you listen to music. Instagram: @aaronckrohn.
2023: Sir Robin in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Stratford: Billy Elliot, Eddie/Dr. Scott in The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Shakespeare in Love, Little Pinks, Martin Guerre, Up From Paradise. Elsewhere: Jersey Boys (TIP); Anne of Green Gables, Munschables (Charlottetown Festival); Jumping Ship (NAC); Buddy Holly (Mayfield); So How's it Been (Here For Now); Wizard of Oz, Shrek: The Musical, The 25th Annual... Spelling Bee (Grand Theatre); Billy Elliot (RMTC); Evangeline (Charlottetown/Citadel); Les Misérables, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins (Rainbow Stage); The Sound of Music, 9 to 5: The Musical (Drayton Entertainment); Robin Hood, High School Musical (Theatre Aquarius); Port Hope Capitol, Theatre Orangeville, Theatre St. John's, Smile Theatre. Et cetera: Love and thanks to all of the amazingly supportive friends and family in my life.
2023: Lady of the Lake in Monty Python's Spamalot. 13th season. Stratford: 12 seasons including Velma Kelly in Chicago, Janet in The Rocky Horror Show, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Maggie in A Chorus Line, Sally Simpson in Tommy, Peggy Sawyer in 42nd Street. Elsewhere: In 2019 Jennifer revived the role of Sally Simpson in The Who's Tommy In Concert, performing alongside Pete Townshend at The La Jolla Playhouse. She has also performed on stages across Canada: The Shaw Festival, Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, Charlottetown Festival, Grand Theatre, Theatre Aquarius, Drayton Entertainment, Ross Petty Productions and YES Theatre. Training: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan), Acting (Red Deer College). Awards: Recipient of the 2022 William Needles award. Et cetera: All my love to Robert, Mom and Dad. Thanks to Bruce and the TH crew.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Eighth season. Stratford: Carousel, The Adventures of Pericles, Crazy for You, A Midsummer Night's Dream, 42nd Street, Much Ado About Nothing, West Side Story, A Funny... Forum, Guys and Dolls, Anything Goes, The King and I. Elsewhere: Holiday Inn (Shaw); Return to Grace, A Funny... Forum (Mirvish); multiple seasons for Drayton Entertainment, Theatre Aquarius and Neptune Theatre. Film/TV (selected): Star Trek: Strange New Worlds, The Next Step, State Like Sleep, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, Slings and Arrows, Honey, Stormy Weather. Theatre Choreography: Elf: the Musical (Neptune); A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Adventures of Pericles (Stratford); Holiday Inn (Shaw, asst. choreographer). TV/Film Choreography: SEE (Season 3 movement choreographer, AppleTV), Man Seeking Woman, four Famous Footwear commercials; Degrassi: Next Class, Dreaming of a Jewish Christmas (asst. choreographer); Pacific Rim (assoc. choreographer).
Devon Michael Brown (he/him)
2023: Brother Maynard in Monty Python's Spamalot and Henry Clerval in Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Stratford: Chicago, Nelson Green in Wedding Band (Meighen Forum); Billy Elliot, Tommy Djilas in The Music Man, Romeo in R & J Remixed (workshop), Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, Frankenstein (workshop). Elsewhere: Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Theatre Aquarius); National Tour of Laurier (Charlottetown Festival/Theatre New Brunswick); Shrek the Musical (Rainbow Stage); Hill Rise in Dancer! (A Musical in Ten Furlongs) (workshop) (Elgin Theatre). Film/TV: Mia Michaels Live; Series lead (Max) in The Next Step; "Dangerous Home" (music video); MuchMusic Video Awards. Training: Bachelor's Degree from Queen's University, Canadian Dance Company, Louisa Burgess Corbett, Jennie Such. Online: @thedevonbrown. Et cetera: Love to my family and Seventh House Talent. To my beautiful wife, Heather, thank you for always loving and supporting me, I couldn't do it without you.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Fourth season. Stratford: Go-To-Hell Kitty in Chicago, Francesca in West Side Story, Water Nymph in The Tempest. Elsewhere: Diana Ross in The Soul of Motown (Stage West Calgary); Dynamite in Hairspray(Theatre Aquarius, Mirvish, Broadway, US national tour); Candy in Obeah Opera (Luminato and National Alliance for Musical Theatre's 32nd Annual Festival of New Musicals); Arista in The Little Mermaid (Capitol Theatre); Silly Girl in Beauty and the Beast, Ali in Mamma Mia! (Port Hope Festival). Film/TV: Mirror, Mirror (starring Julia Roberts),The L.A. Complex. Online: @Miuzia (Instagram). Et cetera: Amanda dedicates this season to her loving and supportive family & friends… you know who you are!
(he/him) Birmingham Conservatory 2006
2023: Sir Bedeverre in Monty Python's Spamalot. Fifth season. Stratford: Caesar and Cleopatra, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, Pentecost, Of Mice and Men, Othello, Coriolanus, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing. Elsewhere: Into the Woods (Winter Garden); The Judas Kiss (Talk Is Free); The Last Five Years (Neptune); The 39 Steps (Chemainus). Other highlights include The Best Brothers (Western Canada Theatre/TNW); Having Hope At Home (Neptune); A Christmas Carol (Grand Theatre); Lucky Stiff, Spamalot (Drayton); Red, Cabaret, Legally Blonde (Theatre Aquarius); The Wedding Singer (Stage West); Sherlock Holmes (MTC); Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre); Visiting Mr. Green (Harold Green). Training: Toronto Metropolitan University (BFA - Theatre); Birmingham Conservatory. Awards: Dora nomination (Outstanding Lead Performance in a Musical); Calgary Critics nomination, Guthrie (Chalmers Apprentice Award). Et Cetera: Love and gratitude to Billy and my family.
2023: Prince Herbert in Monty Python's Spamalot and Swing in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford Debut. Elsewhere: The Prince in Cinder-Ellie, Mamma Mia! (Tweed and Co.); Mamma Mia! (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia! (Mayfield); Fender in Hairspray (Theatre Aquarius); LeFou in Beauty and the Beast (Globe Theatre); Pavlo in Kamp (Eastern Front Theatre/ Neptune Theatre); Rock of Ages (Stage West Calgary); Beauty and the Beast (Capitol Theatre); Alice through the Looking Glass, Ensemble in Canada Rocks!, Mamma Mia!, and Tommy Sloane for three seasons in Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival). Training: Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performance Dance from Toronto Metropolitan University. Online: @doigjosh. Et cetera: Josh is extremely grateful for his incredible support team. Lots of love to his Mom, Dad, Madeline, Kevin, Nicole and the whole da Costa family.
2023: Historian and Not Dead Fred in Monty Python's Spamalot and understudy in A Wrinkle in Time. Fifth season. Stratford: Chicago, Here's What It Takes, Billy Elliot, Little Shop of Horrors, The Music Man, The Rocky Horror Show, The House of Martin Guerre. Elsewhere: Doody in Grease(Winter Garden); Tom of Warwick in Camelot(Drayton Entertainment); Tommy Sloane in Anne of Green Gables (Grand Theatre); Riff in West Side Story (BMT); What a Wonderful World (Victoria Playhouse Petrolia); Playlist Performer with Carnival Cruise Lines; Footloose, My Fair Lady, Legally Blonde and The Addams Family (Grand Theatre HSP). TV: Murdoch Mysteries. Training: Canada's National Ballet School, Dance Steps London, Beal Performing Arts. Online: @thefirmstonator. Et cetera: Love to Ash, his parents, and Lucy. Huge thanks to Lezlie, Jesse, Laura, Bruce and the wonderful TH gang, and all the mentors who have helped along the way.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and understudy in A Wrinkle in Time. Fourth season. Stratford: Little Shop of Horrors, Billy Elliot, You Can't Stop the Beat Cabaret. Elsewhere: Gary Coleman in Avenue Q (Arts Club); The Adventures of a Black Girl in Search of God (Centaur Theatre/BTW/NAC); I Think I'm Fallin' - The Songs of Joni Mitchell (Belfry Theatre); Lady in Orange in for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, The Secret Chord: A Leonard Cohen Experience, The 27 Club (Soulpepper); Fate in Hadestown (Citadel); The Hockey Sweater: A Musical (NAC). TV: Minority Report (Fox); Heroes Reborn (NBC); Incorporated (Syfy/CBS); The Boys (Sony/Amazon), Y: The Last Man (FX). Awards: Jessie Award (Avenue Q); META Award (Adventures of a Black Girl). Et cetera: To my baby Ellis, and my Baby Daddy Scott -- I love you both.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. McKinley is so excited to be making his Stratford debut this year. National Tours: Acrobat/ensemble in Miss Saigon (North American tour). Elsewhere: Swing/Dance Captain in Beauty and the Beast, Magic Carpet in Aladdin (Disney Cruise Lines); Ensemble in King Arthur: The Panto (Port Hope Festival Theater); Dancer in The Nutcracker (Toronto International Ballet Theatre). TV/Film: Recurring dancer on The Next Step (Disney Channel). Training: Lisa Naves Dance Company, Salzburg Ballet. Awards: Teen Male Dancer of the Year (American Dance Awards). Online: Insta @mckinleyknuckle, firstname.lastname@example.org. Et cetera: McKinley would like to thank his parents for paying for all his dance classes growing up. He dedicates his season to Gramma Liz.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Swing in Frankenstein Revived. Seventh season. Stratford: Liz in Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Guys and Dolls, HMS Pinafore, A Chorus Line, A Little Night Music, Crazy for You, The Beaux' Stratagem. Elsewhere (selected): Return to Grace (Fallsview Casino, Thailand); Chicago, The Little Mermaid, Peter Pan (Drayton); Joseph…, Beauty and the Beast (Theatre Aquarius); Dance Legends (Drayton, Grand Theatre). Film/TV (selected):Just Short of Reality (STRATFEST@HOME), The Boys, What We Do In The Shadows, Warehouse 13, Hellcats, L.A. Complex, Sharpay's Fabulous Adventure. Training/Teaching: Music Theatre Performance (Sheridan); certified yoga instructor, mentor and trainer to dancers. Online: @bethanykovarik. Et cetera: Living out your passion is truly special. Forever grateful for the hearts of family and friends who have supported me along the way; especially Mom, Dad, Ryan, and Talent House.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Sixth season. Stratford: A Chorus Line (Sheila), A Little Night Music (Mrs.Segstrom), Man of La Mancha, Crazy for You, Elektra. Elsewhere: Mirvish: The Wizard of Oz (Toronto & National Tour), Lord of the Rings (Eowyn), The Producers. Citadel/Theatre Calgary: Crazy for You (Polly), and West Side Story. Drayton: Lucky Stiff (Rita), How to Succeed... (Hedy LaRue), Cinderella (Baroness). Other: Mina Murray in Dracula: A Chamber Musical (INNERchamber concert); Annie in Lies My Father Told Me (Segal Centre). Et cetera: This season is dedicated to my beautiful Mother, Joyce Mackie. She was the wind beneath my wings and is the joy forever in my heart. My kiddos, Tiaga and Easton, Grandpa Gil Mackie and Thelon, I love you so much.
2023: Swing and dance captain in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Stratford debut. Elsewhere: Gym captain and assistant dance captain for Matilda (first national tour, Mirvish); Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Wizard of Oz (first national tour, Mirvish); Peter Pan in Peter Pan in Wonderland (Ross Petty Productions); five seasons at the Charlottetown Festival including associate choreographer of Kronborg: The Hamlet Rock Musical, Mamma Mia! and swing in Anne of Green Gables; Mamma Mia! (The Grand); Priscilla, Rock of Ages (Drayton); Elf, Mary Poppins, A Christmas Carol (Theatre Aquarius); West Side Story (Vancouver Opera); Death in Venice (Canadian Opera Company). Choreographer: Assassins, Metamorphoses (Theatre Sheridan). TV/Film: Sullivan's Crossing (CTV); Washington Black (Disney/Hulu); FROM (Epix); The Sinner (USA); Sugar Highs (Emotion). Training: Sheridan College. Online: @armacpherson. Et cetera: Big love and thanks to the Talent House, Flea, Monkey and my family out East.
2023: Swing in Monty Python's Spamalot and appears in Frankenstein Revived. Second season. Stratford: You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Wanderlust. Elsewhere: My Fair Lady, The Admirable Crichton, The Women (Shaw); Les Misérables (Mirvish); Mary Poppins (Broadway national tour); Christine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (national tour); Annette in Saturday Night Fever (national tour); Demeter in Mythic, Morality in April Fools (Segal Centre); Cathy in The Last Five Years (Neptune); Mary, Winifred in Mary Poppins (Neptune, Aquarius, Capitol); Fiona in Shrek (Neptune, Rainbow); Gloria in Damn Yankees, Sally in Me & My Girl, Glinda in Wizard of Oz, Pirates of Penzance (Drayton); Beauty and the Beast (Rainbow); Sister Robert Anne in Nunsense (BCP); Twist and Shout (Chemainus); Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival), Heather's Garden Variety Concert Series. Online: @adventurous.heather, heathermcguigan.com. Et cetera: Thank you for supporting live theatre. As always, for James and Galen.
2023: Appears in Monty Python's Spamalot and Frankenstein Revived. Third season. Kyla grew up in Stratford and is thrilled to be back, working in her hometown. Stratford: Swing in Chicago, Shadow in Wendy & Peter Pan. Elsewhere (selected): Monster (The Monster Collective); Newsies (Drayton Entertainment); Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up (Globe Theatre); Mary Poppins, Shrek, The Addams Family (Neptune Theatre); Jersey Boys, Legally Blonde, I Love You...Now Change (Stage West); Saturday Night Fever (North American tour, North Core Productions); Crazy for You (Capitol Theatre); Anne of Green Gables, Evangeline, Ring of Fire (Charlottetown Festival). TV/Film: Murdoch Mysteries (CBC), 1Up (Lionsgate/Buzzfeed). Other: Kyla is co-creator and co-host of the musical theatre podcast, Tits and Teeth, and a founding board member of the CGDC. Et cetera: LOVE to my husband, my family (both chosen and blood) the T-House, and this magical festival! Online: @kymussels @titsandteethpodcast @officialcgdc.
Michael Langham Workshop, 2010/11
2023: Director of Monty Python's Spamalot. Eighth season. Stratford: Director: An Ideal Husband, HMS Pinafore. Assistant director: Jesus Christ Superstar (La Jolla/Broadway); Fuente Ovejuna, As You Like It, A Word or Two. Associate director: Henry V. Elsewhere (selected): The Twelve Pound Look, The Yalta Game (Shaw Festival); Elegies, A Man of No Importance (Musical Stage Co.). Other: Lezlie's musical, The Gifted Prince, is currently optioned by Somerled Arts with an upcoming development workshop in NYC and the Olney Theatre Center in Maryland. Her musicals Sticky Fingers and Nobody's Children were recently produced by Yellow Door Theatre Projects. Awards: NYC International Film Award for her movie musical, Red Letter Day, Dora nomination, (Musical Stage Co.); Tom Hendry Award shortlist, The Gifted Prince. Finalist for the Stiles and Drewe best musical song prize in the UK. Lezliefwade.com. Thanks to Kevin.
2023: Choreographer of Monty Python's Spamalot. Second season. Broadway/Tours:Les Misérables (musical staging); Miss Saigon (associate choreographer, 2017 Broadway revival, North American tour and Vienna); The Cher Show (associate choreographer). Elsewhere: Choreographer of Theatre Calgary's 2019 adaptation of A Christmas Carol; Ogunquit Playhouse's critically acclaimed Ragtime; Cirque du Soleil's Zumanity (Sheets Act). As Director/Choreographer for RWS Entertainment Group (Travel Weekly Gold Magellan Awards for Celebrity, MSC and Azamara Cruises). Select associate credits: 5th Avenue Theatre, The Ordway, Cape Playhouse, Berkshire Theatre Festival. For Mirvish Productions: We Will Rock You, Dirty Dancing and Lord of the Rings. TV: Associate choreographer for Modern Love (Amazon) and The Detour (TBS). Dance Companies: Momix, BJM Danse, Crystal Pite. Contact:jesserobb.com, @jesserobbchoreography. With love and thanks to Lezlie, Bruce Dean/TH, Michael Finkle/WME, Kevin, Paige, Les, Roberta and Emily.
2023: Music director of Monty Python's Spamalot. 44th season. Stratford: Music director (selected): You Can't Stop the Beat, Little Shop of Horrors, The Rocky Horror Show, Guys and Dolls, A Chorus Line, The Sound of Music. Composer of numerous productions including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Memoir and Inherit the Wind. Elsewhere: Music director: Rich and Famous (director John Rando), A Christmas Carol (director Carey Perloff) (ACT San Francisco); Oliver!, The Music Man (Citadel Theatre, director Robin Phillips); Brent Carver in Concert (Soulpepper). Composer: I Am My Own Wife (NAC); Don Carlos (Soulpepper); Cyrano (Citadel Theatre); A Streetcar Named Desire (Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia). Awards: 2014 Tyrone Award and five Guthrie Awards (Stratford Festival), two Sterling Awards (Citadel) and nominated for Music Direction (San Francisco Bay Awards).
2023: Lighting designer of Monty Python's Spamalot. Eighth season. Stratford: The Importance of Being Earnest, Patience, Bereave'd of Light / The Fellini Radio Plays. Elsewhere: Giselle, Swan Lake (Alberta Ballet); Betty's Song, Evangeline, Canada Rocks, Anne of Green Gables (Charlottetown Festival); Music Man (Thousand Islands Playhouse); Black Super Hero Magic Mama, The Fantasticks, Whipping Man, River Bride (Stages Repertory); Roe, Cabaret (University of Oklahoma); Prince of Players (Houston Grand Opera/Florentine Opera); Proving Up, Taking Up Serpents, Barber of Seville (Rice University); Beauty and the Beast, Shrek, Little Mermaid (Globe Theatre); Rigoletto (Canadian Opera Company). Associate: Farinelli and the King (Bespoke Productions, Belasco Theater); Rent (Mirvish Productions, Canadian tour). Training: York University BFA and MFA. Awards: Houston Press Best Lighting Design - Whipping Man. Online: reneebrode.com. Et cetera: Faculty at University of Oklahoma; Member of IATSE ADC659.
2023: Sound designer of Monty Python's Spamalot. Third season. Stratford: Little Women, Monty Python's Spamalot (2020). Elsewhere: Emily has worked on productions across Canada and internationally. Canadian sound designs have been with Globe Theatre, Luminato, Asha Productions, Grand Theatre, Rainbow Stage, Thousand Islands Playhouse, Neptune Theatre, Harold Green Jewish Theatre, Young People's Theatre, Theatre Passe Muraille, Canadian Stage, Theatre20, Shaw Festival, Canadian Opera Company. She teaches university theatrical sound design and technology. Awards: Robert Merritt Award for Outstanding Sound Design - Into the Woods. Online: emilyporter.ca. Et cetera: I would like to thank my family for their continued support.
2023: Associate choreographer of Monty Python's Spamalot. Stratford debut. Paige was born and raised in Kelowna, B.C. Training: Canadian School of Ballet, Banff Centre for the Arts, National Ballet School of Canada, Canadian College of Performing Arts. Elsewhere: Paige has performed for Holland America, Tokyo Disney SEA, Hong Kong Disneyland, on an Eminem music video, and Showtime's Reefer Madness, the Movie Musical. Additionally, Paige has worked for Disney Cruise Line as a performer, dance captain, resident choreographer, and choreographer, launching the Disney Wonder, Dream, Fantasy, and Wish cruise ships. Paige is based in NYC and has recently worked in choreography at the Ogunquit Playhouse, Arena Stage, Busch Gardens, TheaterWorksUSA, RWS, Theatre Aspen, AADA, Theatre Calgary, and the 96th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. She also continues to consult for The Walt Disney Company. Paige is thrilled to be making her Stratford Festival debut!
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