Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways. The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols with Eric Idle writing the musical’s book and lyrics, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004-05 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
Bob Harbin’s company, BOBDIREX, with direction from Bob will be presenting the first Indianapolis production of this musical at the Historic Athenaeum Theatre. This is the fourth summer musical presented by Harbin through BOBDIREX following the success of “Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,” “Camp Rock” and last summer’s “Cabaret.” Harbin describes “Spamalot” as “nothin’ but funny from beginning to end.”
All performances are at the Athenaeum Theatre, 401 East Michigan Street at Massachusetts. All performances are at 7:30pm with a 3pm matinee on June 23. Seating is reserved at $25 a ticket with discounts for Seniors and Groups of 20 or more. Reservations can be made by calling 317 / 280 – 0825 (no credit charge) or by going to www.bobdirex.com.