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Monty Python’s “Spamalot” to Deliver Medieval Musical Mania At MCCC’s Kelsey Theatre Nov. 15 to Dec. 1


West Windsor, N.J. – Maurer Productions OnStage brings the Tony Award-winning musical “Spamalot” to Mercer County Community College’s Kelsey Theatre. This irreverent, spectacular Broadway spoof of the King Arthur legend comes to Kelsey for three weekends in November: Fridays, Nov. 15, 22, and 29 at 8 p.m.; Saturdays Nov. 16, 23, and 30 at 8 p.m.; and Sundays, Nov. 17, and 24, and Dec. 1 at 2 p.m.  Kelsey Theatre is located on the college’s West Windsor campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on Nov. 15.

Lovingly ripped off from the motion picture “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” takes King Arthur and his knights into new realms of parody on their quest for the Holy Grail. Rude Frenchmen, can-can dancers, the Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, and the peculiar Knights who say "ni" are just part of the manic adventures awaiting King Arthur and his knights of the very, very, very round table.
It’s “Spamalot”!  Pictured, from left, are Justin Derry as Sir Robin, Kevin Palardy as Sir Lancelot, Stuart Myles as King Arthur, Sean Downing as Sir Galahad, Peter Bisqaier as Sir Bedevere, Robert Gougher as Patsy and Mimi Francis as the Lady of the Lake. Photo by Rob Gougher and John Maurer.

The Broadway production was nominated for 14 Tony Awards, winning three, including Best New Musical. More information about this production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” can be found online at www.mponstage.com.

The cast includes Stuart Myles of Newtown, Pa., as King Arthur; Robert Gougher of Newtown, Pa., as Patsy; Mimi Francis of Lawrence as Lady of the Lake; Justin Derry of Langhorne, Pa., as Sir Robin; Kevin Palardy of Doylestown, Pa., as Sir Lancelot; Sean Downing of Lumberton as Sir Galahad; Peter Bisgaier of Princeton Junction as Sir Bedevere; Paul Phalen of West Windsor as Prince Herbert; John Glace of Morrisville, Pa., as Sir Borus the Beheaded; Mark Applegate of Philadelphia, Pa., as Concord; Dan Slothower of Plainsboro as Tim the Enchanter; Scott Karlin of Plainsboro as the Black Knight; and Tom Bessellieu of Hamilton as the Historian.  Laker Girls will be played by Jen Defilippi of Pennington, Dominique Shaw, Candace Chimielewski of Lawrenceville, and Sally Page of Princeton.

Says “Spamalot” director John Maurer, “I've been a Monty Python fan from a young age.  Their brand of zany and irreverent comedy is universally appealing, but it is unique and tricky to pull off. Lucky for us and the audience, our cast brings the Python spirit to the show in every scene.  Sometimes it's hard just to get through a rehearsal because everyone is laughing so hard."

In addition to John Maurer, the production team includes Musical Director Laurie Gougher, Choreographer Jane Coult, Costumer Designer Mark Applegate, Prop Mistress Dottie Farina, Master Set Builder Jeff Cantor, Stage Manager/Producer Diana Gilman Maurer, and Sound Designer/Producer Dan Maurer. Sound engineering will be carried out by MCCC’s Music Technology students, under the supervision of faculty member Bob Terrano.

Tickets are $20 for all and may be purchased online here or by calling the Kelsey Box Office at 609-570-3333. Kelsey Theatre is wheelchair accessible. Free parking is available next to the theater.

For a print copy of the new 2013-14 season brochure, call the Box Office. For the complete events schedule and more at Kelsey Theatre, visit:

2013-14 Kelsey Theatre Schedule
Kelsey Website
Audition Informations
Workshops for Children and Teens

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