North Point Seeks the Holy Grail

Crystal Simmons, Staff Writer

Fasten your seatbelts, as the North Point Theater department takes you back in time with their production of Monty Python’s “Spamalot” by Eric Idle. This outrageously funny comedy comes from the famous British motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” which takes place in Camelot in 932 A.D. as King Arthur goes on a quest to find the Holy Grail.

This musical was selected very early. Due to its popularity and its success on the Broadway stages, Mr. Minor jumped on this opportunity before anyone else. If you are familiar with the work of this popular British comedy group called Monty Python, you are sure to enjoy the musical and recognize many things. Spamalot has a different spin than what the North Point Theater has put on in recent years due to its extreme comedy.

Even if you have not heard of this British humor, you are sure to get a kick out of it. It is very daring and funny, never entertaining a dull moment. This silly musical features extremely difficult dance numbers along with feature dancing by North Point senior Aaron Johnson. According to Mr. Minor, his favorite musical number is the opening scene with the “Fisch Slapping Song.”

The musical features many talented performers in the North Point community including Keion Farrar (’14), as King Arthur, Liesl Wegand (’14), as The Lady of the Lake, Tony Capuluano (’17) as Lancelot who serves as King. Also starring in this year’s musical is Tristan Walker (’15), as Patsy, and Andrew Williams (’15) as Sir Galahad. “Teenagers will really like it,” says Mr. Minor. Although this is mostly a comedy, there is a serious message that encourages viewers to follow their dreams.

You can catch this Hilarious comedy starting April 3rd, 2014 at 7:00pm in the North Point auditorium. There will be a show at 7:00pm April 4th and April 5th, as well as a special matinee showing at 1:00pm on Saturday. Don’t miss this chance to come laugh the night away as the North Point Theater presents “Spamalot.”