Monty Python’s Spamalot

book & lyrics by Eric Idle
music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

Directed by Jonathan Williams

“A no-holds-barred smash hit!” -The New Yorker

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT adds swipes at Vegas glitz and Broadway conventions to the film’s anarchic spirit. The supremely silly musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful showgirls, cows, killer rabbits, and French people. (Did we mention a bevy of beautiful showgirls?)

Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageously funny parody of the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. Spamalot features a bevy of beautiful show girls and hilarious dance numbers, not to mention flying cows, killer rabbits and French people.  With book and lyrics by Monty Python alum, Eric Idle, and a musical score by John Du Prez and Eric Idle;Spamalot “raises silliness to an art form! (NY Sunday Times).”

ABOUT AMERICAN STAGE IN THE PARK

American Stage in the Park has been a celebrated Tampa Bay tradition for over thirty-years. Established in 1986, American Stage in the Park was first known for producing Shakespeare to audiences in and around Tampa Bay.  American Stage in the Park expanded to included comedies and modern musicals presented under the stars each spring at Demens Landing Park in St. Pete.

PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol or pets are allowed into the park, by City Ordinance.

Food and beverages (both alcoholic and non) are available at concessions.

Park opens at 6 PM | Show begins at 8 PM

SPECIAL DATES:
Pay What You Can Previews
Wednesday, April 13 & Thursday, April 14

Opening Night Gala
6pm Friday, April 15

 

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GENERAL Lawn Admission:
*bring your own chair or blanket
Wed, Thurs, Sun – $16 (advance)/$20 (at the gate)
Fri & Sat – $21 (advance)/$25 (at the gate)

PREMIUM Blanket Seating:
*bring your own blanket
Wed, Thurs, Sun – $29.00
Fri & Sat – $32.00

RESERVED Chair Seating:
Wed, Thurs, Sun – $35.00
Fri & Sat – $38.00

Children 6 and under are free

What happens if it rains? 
A little rain certainly won’t stop the Knights of the Round Table, but should weather conditions look serious enough to cancel or abruptly discontinue a performance, ticket-holders will be able to exchange their tickets for another performance.

If a call to cancel a performance is made prior to the show starting we will make the announcement on our facebook page

If you have any questions you can call the Box Office at 727.823.7529 or email boxoffice@americanstage.org

Will there be food & drink available for purchase? 
Yes. Parkshore Grill has set up shop to offer an exclusive SPAMALOT inspired menu so you can enjoy a picnic in the park without the hassle of carrying back and forth.

We also have a selection of wines, beer, and Green Bench Brewing Co’s SPAMALOT exclusive COCONUTS Pale Ale on draft only at American Stage in the Park.

*No alcohol is allowed to be brought into the park, by City Ordinance.

Where can I park? 
Demens Landing Park is located on the waterfront right in the heart of Downtown St. Pete. Below are the two closest parking options:

Southcore Garage
101 1st Avenue South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
$1.00 per hour (max $7.00)

Al Lang parking Lot # 1
230 1st Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701
$5.00 per day until 3:00am

Randall Delone Adkison (Arthur) is pleased to be making his American Stage debut. New to the area, Randall has performed in regional theatres, cabarets, National tours, and off-Broadway. Memorable performances include: The Marquis De Sade in Quills (Players-by-the-Sea), Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera (Cuillo Center for the Arts), Frank N. Furter in The Rocky Horror Picture Show Live!, John Wilkes Booth in Assassins, Ben Hur: the Musical (World Premiere), Romeo and Juliet (National Tour), and countless revues with The Voltaire Cabaret in Chicago. He has shared the stage with such luminaries as: The Monkees, Crystal Gayle, Chuck Negron, and Johnny Rivers. He serves as the Assistant Sate Director for the Florida State Thespian Society and is the President Elect of The Florida Association for Theatre Education. He and his wife Lindsay Warfield are expecting a child in May. He found his grail.

Brad DePlanche* (Patsy/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to American Stage where previously he played Fix in Around the World in 80 Days. Recent shows; Passepartout in 80 Days and Cerimon in Pericles at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival, Patsy in Spamalot at Orlando Shakespeare Theatre (OST), Porthos in The Three Musketeers at People’s Light and Theatre, and in rep at OST, Trinculo in The Tempest and Boult in The Adventures of Pericles. Regional Theatre includes; 5 seasons with Actors Theatre of Louisville, American Conservatory Theater, South Coast Repertory, Syracuse Stage, Clarence Brown Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Shakespeare Santa Cruz, Florida Repertory Theatre, Florida Studio Theatre, and Actor’s Playhouse in Coral Gables. This summer Brad will play Sam Phillips in Million Dollar Quartet in South Carolina. He holds an MFA from A.C.T. in San Francisco.

Scott Daniel* (Sir Robin/Ensemble) is one half of Tampa Bay’s “Best Cabaret Act” (Creative Loafing’s – Best Of The Bay) The Scott & Patti Show. Scott is an accomplished actor, director, choreographer, and designer with projects around the globe. As a performer, he has traveled the world in Broadway national/international tours, Cirque tours, and was a swing with Barry Manilow’s Music and Passion Show at the Las Vegas Hilton. He was last seen in the critically acclaimed Bright Lights, Big City at freeFall Theatre and on the boards of StageWorks theatre in his Theatre Tampa Bay Award nominated performance of Birds of a Feather. When not performing onstage, Scott is designing for Norwegian Cruise Line as their head of Cosmology/Wig Master or as a director and show creator for MATTOCS Productions which provides entertainment services for special events, cruise lines, regional theaters and theme parks across the United States. A proud member of the professional actor’s union, Actor Equity Association. For more information about Scott visit MattocsProductions.wix.com/ScottandPatti

Chris Crawford* (Prince Herbert/Ensemble) is thrilled to return to American Stage after last appearing as Asher Lev in My Name is Asher Lev and as Charlie in The Foreigner. Recent Florida credits include Murder Ballad (Tom/Actor’s Playhouse, Carbonell Award), Peter and the Starcatcher (Black Stache/freeFall Theatre), Spamalot (Herbert/Others/Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Les Miserables (Grantaire/Ensemble/Maltz Jupiter Theatre), Assassins (Balladeer/Zoetic Stage), and The Lion in Winter (Richard/Palm Beach Dramaworks). Chris has also performed regionally in Edward II (Edward III/Shakespeare Theatre Company), The Producers (Leo Bloom/Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre), and One Man, Two Guvnors (Francis/Theatre Squared). Chris is the 2007 National Winner of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival Irene Ryan Scholarship for Acting, as well as the Mark Twain Award for Outstanding Comedic Performance. He holds an MFA in Acting from the University of Arkansas.

Stephen M. Ray, Jr.* (Lancelot) is proud to be making his return to American Stage in the Park!  He was last seen on the Park stage in Rent(Paul/Ensemble).  A graduate of Florida School of the Arts, his other credits include Jobsite Theater’s Pericles: Prince of Tires the Musical (Pericles), A Simple Theatre’s Miracle on South Division Street (Jimmy), TheatreZone’s Whistle Down the Wind(Minister), Vic in Mattocs Production’s New York Nights, and other roles.  He can also sometimes be seen in various shows at Busch Gardens.  Stephen was also a resident actor/assistant production manager for Stages Productions, a touring family theater, for 6 years.  When not onstage, he can usually (not) be seen stage managing.  Stephen would like to thank the cast, crew, American Stage staff, Jonathan, Stephanie, and especially his kids, family and friends.  Much love and thanks to Bee and God.

Wesley Slade (Sir Bedevere/Others) was most recently seen as Jack in Into the Woods at TheatreZone. Other regional credits include: Sir Frank Finger in It’s Only a Play (GableStage); Peter Pan (Smee), Man of La Mancha (Barber), A Funny Thing…Forum, La Cage aux Folles, starring Lee Roy Reams (The Wick Theatre); The Who’s Tommy (Tommy), Sunday in the Park With George (Mad Cow Theatre); Spring Awakening (Southern REP, New Orleans); The Cat in the Hat, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, JR. Claus (Orlando Repertory Theatre), and more. Wesley is also a puppeteer for MicheLee Puppets, and performs for Sleuths Mystery Dinner Theatre and Universal Studios in Orlando.

J.J. Tiemeyer* (Sir Galahad/Ensemble) is positively bursting with excitement to be making his American Stage premiere. He is on a brief hiatus from Walt Disney World where he can be seen as Jim Handy in the Hoop Dee Doo Revue, Kristoff in First Time…Frozen Sing Along, Mr. Ray in Finding Nemo. Favorite regional credits near to his heart: James in Shenandoah, Jason in Take Me Out, the Doctors in Next to Normal, the Balladeer in Assassins, Bottome in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, among others. Most sincere appreciation to Stephanie for cultivating and maintaining a vibrant, intelligent company, and to Jonathan for having me along for the ride and truly showing me the Python ropes. Love and thanks to my family for always supporting even my crazier choices in life, and Hannah for always listening and nudging me in the right direction, truly my moral compass. “Get here safe, Elijah Oscar.”

Becca McCoy* (The Lady of the Lake) grew up coming to the Park shows, and was last onstage in the Park in 2001’s Love’s Labour’s Lost. She is best known to American Stage audiences for her lobby cabarets, most recently A Not So Silent Night and The Pearl in the Hogwaller. She has been onstage in Tampa Bay with American Stage, freeFall Theatre, and A Simple Theatre. Regional theatre credits include: A Moon for the Misbegotten (Illinois Theatre Center, IL), Seussical (Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, IL), Pirates of Penzance (Drury Lane Oakbrook, IL), Church Basement Ladies (Merry-Go-Round Theatre, NY), and Man of La Mancha (The Wick Theatre, FL). She has performed nationwide in Motherhood the Musical and Menopause the Musical, and at the Straz Center as Sleeping Beauty in Disenchanted!, for which she won the Broadway World Tampa award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical. Becca is a proud 12-year member of Actors’ Equity Association. www.beccamccoy.com

Dennis Clark* (Dancer/Chorus/Ensemble) is a New York native and a graduate of Geneseo State University. As director/choreographer, shows include: Gypsy, Xanadu, Life Could Be a Dream, Oklahoma!, Marvelous Wonderettes, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Whoop Dee Doo, I Love a Piano, White Christmas, Fiddler on the Roof, The Drowsy Chaperone, Footloose, As Thousands Cheer, and the original musical ICONS. As a performer, World Premier: the musical Crazy Love and the comedy Gone With the Window Treatment. Touring: A Chorus Line and My Way. Regional: How the Grinch Stole Christmas (Old Globe), Bobby in Crazy for You (San Diego Starlight), Adult Josh in Big (Theatre Works), Beauty and the Beast (Arkansas Repertory), As Thousands Cheer (New Harmony Theatre), Phil Davis in White Christmas (Sierra Repertory), I Love You, You’re Perfect.. and Romance, Romance (Virginia Music Theatre) and Singin’ in the Rain (Cosmo and Don). Love and thanks to his family and friends for their unending encouragement and American Stage for making this possible.

Salvatore Vieira (Male Chorus) is thrilled to be making his American Stage debut in Spamalot! Professional: Young Fool/Ensemble in Big River (Alhambra Dinner Theatre), Male Ensemble in Spamalot (Orlando Shakespeare Theater), Link Larkin in Hairspray (McLeod Summer Playhouse), Male Swing in How to Succeed… (Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra), and Male Swing in Shrek the Musical (Alhambra Dinner Theatre). Educational: David in a love story (TheatreUCF), and Matt in The Fantasticks (TheatreUCF). BFA in Musical Theatre/ Minor in Dance- University of Central Florida.

Tony Pracek (Male Chorus) is a recent graduate of the University of Central Florida where he received a B.F.A. in Musical Theatre with a minor in dance. Previous professional credits include: Swing in Spamalot (Orlando Shakespeare Theater) and Alan/Peter understudy in Bare (Penguin Productions). Other recent credits include: Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee (Theatre UCF), Octavius Robinson in Man and Superman (Theatre UCF), and George in The Drowsy Chaperone (Theatre UCF). Tony would like to thank his family for all their constant support.

Zachary Sutton (Male Chorus) is ecstatic to be joining the quest in search for the Holy Grail. He was recently seen at Manatee Performing Arts Center in their production of A Chorus Line, where he played the role of Al Deluca. Recent theatre credits include: Gutenberg The Musical (American Stage), RENT (Mark Cohen), Dog Sees God (Van), You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown (Linus Van Pelt), Pippin, Damn Yankees, and Legally Blonde. A big thank you to my family and friends for all their constant support. And a huge thank you to the cast, crew, and production team at American Stage! You all rock!! Now let’s knock ’em dead!

Kate O’Connell* (Ensemble) is excited to be making her American Stage debut in Spamalot! Originally from Texas, she received her BFA in Dance from Marymount Manhattan College in NYC and has since trained and performed all over the world. Kate has been in numerous regional theatre productions including White Christmas (Rita), Crazy For You, La Cage aux Folles (Bitelle), Swing!, and Joseph (Mrs. Potiphar). Other credits include: Celebrity Cruise Lines; Universal Studios; Busch Gardens; The Super Bowl; and multiple TV shows and films. While pursuing her professional dance career, Kate also enjoys teaching, choreographing, and judging national dance competitions.  She has been awarded achievements such as Performer Employee of the Month and also served as dance captain in numerous productions. Kate is currently also performing at Walt Disney World, dancing in Dream Along with Mickey at Disney’s Magic Kingdom and is a proud member of the Actor’s Equity Association!

Sarah Stoulil (Women’s Chorus) was most recently seen inMemphis the Musical (Dancer/Assistant Choreographer) at St. Petersburg City Theatre. Some of her past productions include HONK! (Queenie) and 9to5 the Musical at Theatre in the Park, as well as The Wedding Singer, The Music Man (Ethel Toffelmier),Hansel & Gretel (Dewfairy)and Trial by Jury (Bridesmaid) at Kansas State University. Sarah was also a four-year member, and two-year manager, of the “K-State Singers” (KSU’s elite showchoir). Sarah earned her Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance–Musical Theatre from KSU in 2015. Many thanks to her family and friends for their continued support!

Alexa Bouchard (Female Chorus) is so excited to be coming back to her hometown to make her American Stage Theatre Company debut in Spamalot. Alexa recently received her BFA in Musical Theatre from the Boston Conservatory, and she currently lives in New York City working as an actor and musician. Some of her favorite collegiate credits include A Little Night Music (Anne), Into the Woods (Cinderella), and Little Shop of Horrors (Ronnette). Thanks to the incredible cast and creative team, and to her supportive and loving parents. www.alexabouchard.com

Hannah Morgan (Female Chorus) is very proud and excited to be making her debut at American Stage. She was most recently seen as the Poinsettia Princess at Christmastown. Other credits include: Fiends at Howl O Scream (The Bride), Cats (Cassandra), Spamalot (Ensemble), Dog Sees God (Tricia), Young Frankenstien (Ensemble), Boeing Boeing (Gloria), Hairspray (Velma Von Tussle), Heartbeats (Young Annie/Jennifer), Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Wife), and Oliver (Ensemble). Hannah would like to thank everyone who has supported her in following her dreams and coming along for the journey.

Erin Lowe (Ensemble). Erin is thrilled to be making her American Stage debut in Spamalot. Erin can be seen performing at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay throughout the year, and favorite theatrical credits include Hairspray and Inertia: The Musical. Erin can also be seen singing with Taking Ground, a contemporary Christian music group out of Tampa, featuring original music. Lots of love and thanks to God and my family.

Ashley Whiting  (Female Chorus) was most recently seen portraying Prince Phillip in an original British pantomime of Sleeping Beauty at The Winnipesaukee Playhouse in Meredith, New Hampshire. Other regional credits: Ethel Toffelmier in The Music Man, Mrs. Corry in Mary Poppins, and Prudie in Pump Boys & Dinettes at Sierra Repertory Theatre. Los Angeles area credits include: Mindy in Go-Go Beach, Dominique du Monaco in Lucky Stiff and Janet in The Rocky Horror Show. Ashley worked as an Edutainer in South Korea at Gyeonggi English Village where she taught English through original musicals and learning experiences. She received her BFA in Media Production: Writing for Film & Television from Emerson College and has worked as a voice actress on cartoons, software, video games, and radio. Ashley’s excited for her local family and friends to attend her Florida professional premier and special thanks to her biggest fan, Erscha. ashleywhiting.weebly.com

photos by Joey Clay Photography

“The way I talk about (Spamalot),” [director Jonathan Williams] said, “is that it’s really a perfect collision of Monty Python in that sensibility, and a send-up of what’s expected inside of Broadway. It’s not just irreverence for Broadway. There is a reverence inside of the way that it’s sent up. And that’s what Python did all the time, too — with great reverent irreverence, if you will — to all sorts of things in British society back in the day.”

— Tampa Bay Times

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“Organized silliness prevails throughout “Spamalot,” the Tony-winning musical comedy adapted from the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

The fish-slapping dance, the Trojan rabbit, taunting Frenchmen, knights who say “Ni,” cheery songs like “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and goofy incarnations of King Arthur’s knights of the round table who “eat ham, jam and Spam a lot” are all part of this year’s American Stage In the Park production.

— Tampa Tribune

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