'Spamalot' due at Tower Theatre

The Tony-winning musical “Spamalot” will be staged Sept. 13-21 at the Tower Theatre in Bend as part of The Tower Theatre Foundation’s Marquee Series.

“Spamalot” retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring a bevy of beautiful show girls, cows, killer rabbits and French people. The musical — which The New Yorker called a “no-holds-barred smash hit” — is based on the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.”

Monty Python’s Erik Idle wrote the book and lyrics and cowrote the music with John Du Prez.

Stage Right Productions, a nonprofit company supporting performing arts through 2nd Street Theater in Bend, will produce the show. Stage Right’s previous productions include “Working,” “Evil Dead the Musical” and “Sordid Lives.”

“We are thrilled to be included in the Marquee Series and to bring such a colorful, hilarious and incredibly silly show to the Tower,” says Sandy Klein of Stage Right Productions and 2nd Street Theater. “There are so many talented people in our community; we’re looking forward to finding our Lancelot, Arthur, Lady of the Lake, and Black Knight!”

David DaCosta, whose recent director’s credits include “Working,” “Richard III” and “Sordid Lives,” will serve as director.

Auditions will be held at 7 p.m. June 17 and 18 at 2nd Street Theater. In April, a series of musical theater workshops related to “Spamalot” will begin.

For workshop details, audition information and more, contact: www.2ndstreettheater.com .

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