Medieval merry making set for Ogunquit Playhouse in ‘Spamalot’

Spamalot PosterCome laugh a lot at the Ogunquit Playhouse with “Spamalot,” the musical lovingly ripped off from the internationally renowned comedy team’s most popular film, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” Television, stage and screen star Charles Shaughnessy will headline the zany Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” as King Arthur, joined by one of Broadway’s true divas, Rachel York as the Lady of the Lake, on stage Aug. 18 through Sept. 11. This highly irreverent parody of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table is the recipient of three Tony Awards, including Best Musical and 14 Tony Award nominations. The Ogunquit Playhouse production features Tim Hatley’s Tony nominated sets and costumes, a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, a killer rabbit and more madcap mirth than a headless knight.

Shaughnessy hails from England and is best known to American audiences as Mr. Sheffield on the CBS hit show “The Nanny” opposite Fran Drescher, as well as for his work in the role of Shane Donovan on the daytime series “Days of Our Lives.”

York is best known for her critically acclaimed Broadway performances in “City of Angels,” “Les Mis√©rables,” “Victor/Victoria” with Dame Julie Andrews, Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” co-starring Jonathan Pryce.

Scott Taylor helms the Ogunquit production as director/choreographer. He has supervised and performed in 12 original Broadway shows, including “A Little Night Music,” “Broadway Bound,” “Spamalot,” “Contact,” “Thou Shalt Not,” “Steel Pier” and more.

“Chicago” wraps up the Playhouse season, Sept. 15 through Oct. 24 with Sally Struthers in the roll of Matron “Mama” Morton. The Ogunquit Playhouse produces Broadway musicals each season, with performances Tuesday through Sunday, through Oct. 24. Main Stage tickets prices range from $49-$67 per show. For a complete list of show times, pricing and information about the season, visit www.ogunquitplayhouse.org. Tickets on-line or through the box office at (207) 646-5511

Source: Seacoastonline.com

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