Find your Grail, along with a bevy of inept knights, a vacuous king, a killer rabbit, and taunting Frenchmen as the musical comedy Spamalot takes the stage at the Ruffin Theatre in Covington, Tennessee beginning March 2nd.

Lovingly “ripped off” from the classic 1975 comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, this winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical will delight not only diehard fans of Monty Python, but also audiences of all ages.

With book and lyrics by Eric Idle of Monty Python fame and music by John Du Prez, and based on the original screenplay of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin, Spamalot is a hilarious retelling of the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they haphazardly search for the Holy Grail amidst a symphony of odd and silly characters that is guaranteed to serve up an evening of laughter and fun.

Serving as a departure from their usual fare presented at the Historic Ruffin Theatre in the square in Covington, Spamalot represents a broadening of the scale and scope of the type of content the presented by The Tipton Arts Council. Director Rick Perry and his production team have taken on the task of presenting a large-scale musical that can be enjoyed on many levels by a multitude of theatre-goers, tackling modern themes while keeping Spamalot solidly family-friendly and surprisingly intimate despite the large cast.

Spamalot features Tim Brown as King Arthur, Becca Lipscomb as The Lady of the Lake, James Cacy as Sir Lancelot, Steve Rhodehamel as Sir Robin, Jay Perry as Sir Galahad, Mike Murphy as Sir Bedevere, Roman Ziegler as Patsy. Also in the cast are Jeremy Armstrong, Rodger Beasley, Rachel Brown, Megan Bryant, Austin Cacy, Ava Christopher, Jacob Christopher, Aric Delaschmit, Frank Deslauriers, Ethan Figgins, Michael Guetschow, Bryan Huffman, Robyn Medeiros, Joe Moore, Rebecca Moore, Keith Moschitta, Emily Porter, Luke Smith, Madelyn Taylor, J.D. White, Rheanne Williams, Justin Word, and Aubrey Zurhellen. It is directed by Rick Perry, with costume design by Tim Brown, scenic design by James Cacy, choreography by Aubrey Zurhellen, and music direction by April Mackey.

Spamalot runs March 2nd & 3rd, 9th & 10th, and 16th & 17th at 7:00 PM at the Ruffin Theatre, 113 W. Pleasant, Covington, TN. Tickets are $10 each and can be obtained at www.ruffin.theater or at the theater box office before the show.


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