Category Archives: Theater

Spamalot will be at The Playhouse Oct. 14-15

Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot. Spamalot is described as a musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The musical opened on Broadway in 2005 and has toured extensively throughout…

Footlight Players show that family drama transcends history

Ah, the holidays. When family drama stemming from jealousy, favoritism, greed, and disputes over inheritance escalate into threats of civil war and patricide. Set in medieval Britain, The Lion in Winter, written by James Goldman and directed by Evan Parry, follows England’s King Henry II as he struggles to select his predecessor from his three…

‘Robin Hood’ gets energetic staging at Children’s Theatre

The pre-show begging for change was a little nervous-making at Friday’s opening of Greg Banks’ audience-interactive “Robin Hood” at the Children’s Theatre. But the preamble served to ground this contemporary retelling of the medieval story in its hardscrabble milieu. The pre-show has some clever bits. In one, actor Reed Sigmund wears a leash on one…

Edge of Knight Brings 15th Century England to Fannin County

Three years ago, Axel von Ulrich had a vision…to establish a unique traveling medieval theatre company and create an amazing show with an original script, a moving soundtrack, authentic clothing, and spectacular stage props including a functional castle; a show where knights of the realm engage in skilled combat with medieval weaponry displaying the most…

Medieval merry making set for Ogunquit Playhouse in ‘Spamalot’

Come 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…