Saturday, June 20, 2015

The Muni adds Wednesday night performance of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

The Muni adds Wednesday night performance of
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Springfield, IL – June 17, 2015 – The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is adding a performance of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, sponsored by Sangamon County Circuit Clerk Paul Palazzolo and directed by Mac Warren, on Wednesday, June 24 at 8:30.

“Mother Nature has not been kind to Spamalot,” said Muni President Diane Hoots. “The weather is looking better for next week and we hope by adding this performance we give people another chance to see the show and our hardworking cast of volunteers another chance to perform it.”

The Wednesday night show will not offer reserved seating. Tickets will be sold for the seats on a first come, first served basis at the box office starting at 7 p.m. Seat tickets will still be $14 and lawn seats will be $10, with discounts for seniors, military and children. Spamalot will now have performances on June 18-20 and 24-27. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m.

Inspired by the classic 1975 film Monty Python and The Holy Grail, SPAMALOT is the award-winning Broadway musical with a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and an entirely new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The musical comedy tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail, but diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend, featuring such oddities as a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest and encounters such characters as the Lady of the Lake.

Starring in The Muni’s debut of this production are Brad Barding, as King Arthur, and Amanda Ratz, as the Lady of the Lake.

About The Muni
The Springfield Municipal Opera (The Muni) is a not-for-profit theatrical organization that has become a Springfield summer tradition, providing the best of Broadway to enthusiastic audiences for more than 50 years. Located lakeside at 815 East Lake Drive in an outdoor amphitheater, The Muni is one of the largest all-volunteer community theatre organizations in the nation. For more information on The Muni, please visit