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Adaptation of Monty Python’s Spamalot coming soon to Moorpark College

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Adaptation of Monty Python’s Spamalot coming soon to Moorpark College

The stage in the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center lies silent as the crew tests the lighting on Monday, Feb. 25, to prepare for Moorpark's production of Spamalot. The lighting crew uses mannequins to test how the light with fall on the actors. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

The stage in the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center lies silent as the crew tests the lighting on Monday, Feb. 25, to prepare for Moorpark's production of Spamalot. The lighting crew uses mannequins to test how the light with fall on the actors. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

The stage in the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center lies silent as the crew tests the lighting on Monday, Feb. 25, to prepare for Moorpark's production of Spamalot. The lighting crew uses mannequins to test how the light with fall on the actors. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

The stage in the Moorpark College Performing Arts Center lies silent as the crew tests the lighting on Monday, Feb. 25, to prepare for Moorpark's production of Spamalot. The lighting crew uses mannequins to test how the light with fall on the actors. Photo credit: Evan Reinhardt

By Natalie Hyman

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Get ready for an action-packed show bursting with musical numbers and absurdist humor, because the Moorpark College Theater Arts department is showcasing their rendition of the Tony award-winning musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot, for the Spring 2019 semester.

This musical, written by Eric Idle, is inspired by the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the movie, the play parodies the legend of King Arthur. However, this musical spoof adds a twist by using music, dance, and modern-day humor to liven up the movie and bring it to a 21st-century audience.

Despite the satirical and light-hearted nature of the musical, a lot of hard work is being put into this production. Beth Megill, the production’s choreographer, mentions the extensive effort involved in the making of this musical.

“It combines theater, dance, and production, and a lot of hands are on deck for this large-scale collaboration,” says Megill.

This performance has over 20 musical numbers which will include energetic bursts of song and dance, all the while adding in unexpected moments of humor that is sure to keep the audience on their toes.

Megill speaks on what the audience can expect, stating the purpose is to single out each and every type of person in an effort to get people to laugh at themselves.

“This musical is making fun of everyone and everything; no one is safe,” Megill said. “The audience should leave having laughed. It’s absurd and points to our human follies in a very fun way.”

The Moorpark College Performing Arts Center will be running Spamalot every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from March 7 to 23 at 8 p.m. Matinee performances are March 10, 17, and 24 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students, seniors, and children. Purchase tickets through the Performing Arts website to save 20% off your ticket.

For any questions, call the Box Office at 805-378-1485 or email at [email protected]

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Natalie Hyman, Staff writer
Natalie Hyman is an English student at Moorpark College. She has a passion for telling stories through her writing and hopes she can contribute her best to the team this semester. She enjoys writing about the entertainment industry, such as film and the arts.
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