‘SPAMALOT’ returns

Thu, 03/12/2009 - 3:24pm
By: The Citizen

Monty Python musical starts six day run next Tuesday

‘SPAMALOT’ returns Richard Chamberlain will play King Arthur in “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT.” Photo/Special.

Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight.

Richard Chamberlain will wear the crown of King Arthur when he takes the Atlanta stage March 17 – 22 in “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, presented by the new Atlanta Broadway Series.

 Chamberlain became a household name overnight in 1961 when he played the title role of Dr. Kildare, a part he played for five years. Over the last two decades, Chamberlain has starred in six of the most acclaimed mini-series:  “Shogun,” “Wallenberg,” “The Thornbirds,” “The Bourne Identity,” “Dreamwest,” and “Centennial.”  “Shogun” earned Chamberlain a Golden Globe Award as Best Actor, as well as an Emmy nomination.  He received another Golden Globe Award, Emmy nomination, and a People’s Choice Award for his work in “The Thornbirds.”

 Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols).  The show features a book by Eric Idle, based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez. 

Performances are at 8 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, March 17-21 with matinees at 2 p.m. Saturday, march 21 and 1 p.m. Sunday, march 22. There will also be a performance at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 22. Ticket prices start at  $25 and may be purchased through authorized agents, including the Cobb Energy Centre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, www.ticketmaster.com or via phone at 404-817-8700.  Orders for groups of 15 or more may be placed by calling 404-881-2000.         

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