July 13 - 30
- CAST & CREATIVE
Gateway has snagged the Long Island professional premier of the uproarious hit, Spamalot. If you’re a Monty Python fan, get ready. If you have no idea who or what the Knights Who Say Ni are, this musical is still for you. Spamalot, which is based on from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, was an instant success on Broadway, winning three Tony awards, including Best Musical. Dueling shenanigans, killer rabbits, tap dancing knights and their ladies fair, spoof and poke fun at everything, from chivalry to the musical theater form itself. As one reviewer put it, “One could say…brilliant.”
|SARAH BEHRENS (Ensemble) is excited to be returning to the Gateway Playhouse where she was last seen in Legally Blonde and as Velma in West Side Story! She holds a Bachelor of Performing Arts in Dance Performance from Oklahoma City University. She has danced with American Spirit Dance Company and choreographs for many different companies and conventions across the country. She has toured internationally with Dublin World Wide Productions along with Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Regional: Gypsy. Film: How Do You Write a Joe Schermann Song. Thank you to my family and friends for all of their unconditional support. Love ya guys!|
|CHRIS COOKE (Sir Bedevere, Galahad’s Mother, Concorde) was last seen in Gateway Playhouse’s production of Avenue Q as Nicky/Trekkie and just reprised the role at Ogunquit Playhouse. Chris recently worked with Steven Colbert in the musical Company at Lincoln Center. Chris recently discovered he had the ability to VERB:____________ while standing on a NOUN:____________. He is such a ADJECTIVE:____________ kind of guy. In his spare time he likes to VERB:____________in the most ADJECTIVE:____________kind of way. He VERB: Loves his wife PROPER NOUN: Kelsey very much. Thanks to Keith!
|MATTHEW CROWLE (Sir Robin)is grateful to be continuing his third season here at Gateway Playhouse, having just completed ‘S Wonderful in the role of Harold. Other Gateway credits include Cornelius Hackl in Hello, Dolly!, and George in The Drowsy Chaperone. He is overjoyed to be revisiting Monty Python’s Spamalot once again after performing in the Broadway company from 2007 - 2009, and just recently playing the role of Patsy at Drury Lane Oakbrook. Matthew had the pleasure of tap dancing across the country with Tommy Tune in the national tour of Doctor Dolittle, and has performed regionally at Marriott Lincolnshire, The Arkansas Rep, and Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. His Ma, Pa, and Sis are always his bright side of life.
|BRETT FIGEL (Sir Bors, Ensemble, u/s Patsy, Herbert) is thrilled to be at The Gateway Playhouse this summer! He was previously seen here as Carlos in Legally Blonde and in the ensemble of A Christmas Carol. He is a proud New Jersey native and graduate of Wagner College in Staten Island. He recently performed in The 39 Steps (Richard Hannay) at The Lake Dillon Theatre in Colorado and spent last summer at The Mac-Haydn Theatre in NY. He is excited to be joining the national tour of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein this fall! Thanks to everyone who worked so tirelessly to put together this gigantic show and love to his family and friends for all their support!|
|BRIAN GOLUB (Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, & Prince Herbert) is happy to return to Gateway after the Wedding Singer! On Film, Brian had a supporting role aside Kristen Bell in When In Rome. Broadway Benefits: Hair, Chess, Charles Busch on B’way. Off-Broadway/NY: Naked Boys Singing, Fleet Week, Caligula, Floyd Collins Regional: 25th Annual…Spelling Bee (Coney Bear Actors’ Playhouse, Phoenix Theatre,) Breaking Up Is Hard To Do (St. Michael’s Playhouse) Hairspray (Walnut Street Theatre), All Shook Up & Les Miserables (Maine State Music Theatre), Altar Boyz (Abe, Phoenix Theatre- Zoni Nomination), Nerds (Philadelphia Theatre Company), Floyd Collins, Grease, Full Monty (Malcolm - Carbonell Nomination), Fiddler (Motel - Carbonell Nomination) all at The Actor’s Playhouse. Thanks Keith! Much Love to Mom, Tre, Makayla, Friends and b2!
|KEVIN GUTCHES (Sir Not Appearing, Ensemble, u/s Sir Bedevere) is thrilled to be returning to Gateway for the summer! He was previously seen at Gateway in Legally Blonde and in last summer’s Happy Days. Other Credits: 30th Anniversary Tour of Annie (Rooster u/s), The Full Monty (Ethan Girard), Mystery of Edwin Drood (Deputy). Kevin holds a B.A. in Theatre from Wagner College. He would like to thank his family and friends for all the love and support; loves those who support live theatre!|
|PETER SIMON HILTON (Arthur, Spamalot) Theatre (US): Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar (twice), My Fair Lady (4 times), Damascus, Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde, White Noise, Frost/Nixon, King Lear, Macbeth, Odyssey, Iliad, Coriolanus, Agamemnon, The Wasps, The Birds and Comedy of Errors. Theatre (UK) includes: Oklahoma!, Les Misérables, On the 20th Century, Medea, Oliver!, Plain and Fancy, Grease, Sleeping Beauty, Guys and Dolls and The Final Revelation of Sherlock Holmes. Film: An Englishman in New York, Tea Before Honour and The Prince. Peter is an award-wining playwright, holds a degree in Classics (University College London), is a proud member of AEA, DGA, and a board member of the Shakespeare Globe Center (USA).|
|ANDREW KOBER (Sir Galahad, Herbert’s Father, Black Night) is delighted to be making his Gateway debut. Previous credits include the original Shakespeare in the Park, Broadway, and West End revival casts of Hair (2009 Tony Award for Best Revival) and the First National Tour of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, as well as numerous readings, workshops, and concerts around New York City. He has performed his solo show, Koberet, to sold-out crowds at Joe’s Pub, (le) Poisson Rouge, and Feinstein’s. He’ll be appearing in the second season of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire” and the upcoming short film, Chin Up. Huge Thanks to everyone at Gateway!!! Follow him on Twitter: @AndrewKober.|
|REBECCA MAGAZINE (Robin’s Female Minstrel, Ensemble) is excited to continue her summer here at Gateway after playing Leilani and Chutney in Legally Blonde. While getting her BFA in Dance at The Ohio State University, Rebecca trained with Hubbard Street Dance Company and performed in Italy with Pro Danza Italia. Previous credits include: West Side Story (Graziella), Breaking Surface: Aerial Dance over water (swing/aerialist), “Palpitations,” Erotic Broadway (off Broadway), Crazy Sexy Disco (off Broadway), The Girly Show, Deluscious, and Eve’s Turn (Broadway workshop). Rebecca wouldn’t be here without her family, DC and NY! For more please visit, www.rebeccamagazine.org|
|KEVIN METZGER (Robin’s Male Minstrels, A Male Dancer & The Dancing Nun, Ensemble, u/s Sir Robin) is honored to be joining the Gateway family for his second summer! He was last seen on the Bellport Stage as Aaron Schultz in Legally Blonde. National Tours: ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical. Regional: Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, Theatre by the Sea, Media Theatre, and Forestburgh Playhouse. Next up, Kevin will be joining the national tour of Mel Brooks’ Young Frankenstein. Proud graduate of New York University’s CAP21. As always, love to family and friends! Visit www.kevinmetzger.net.|
|JEREMY MORSE (Patsy, Mayor, Guard) is thrilled to make his Gateway debut in Spamalot! Off-Bway: Bloodsong of Love (Lo Cocodrilo/Hick) - Drama Desk Nomination. North Carolina Theatre: Hello Dolly! (Barnaby). Ogunquit: My Fair Lady (Cockney Quartet). John W. Engeman: Damn Yankees (Rocky), My Fair Lady (Harry), upcoming Camelot (Mordred). Theatreworks: The Plant That Ate Dirty Socks (Norman). NYC: Various Joe Iconis Concerts. Many thanks to Keith, the whole Gateway crew, mom and dad, NYU Steinhardt and all my friends.|
|MATT NOLAN (French Guard, Ensemble, u/s Sir Lancelot) is a Long Island native from Rockville Centre and is overjoyed to continue his summer at Gateway in the comedic genius that is Spamalot! Matt is best known for being a finalist on the hit NBC reality show “Grease: You’re The One That I Want.” National Tours: Grease (Danny Zuko), Hairspray (Fender). Regional: Legally Blonde (UPS Guy/ Chad), Rent (Roger), Cinderella (Prince). Thanks and love to the Nolan family, our newly crowned Zenith 1956 Ford Mercury, Keith, Vince, Jeff and the Gateway clan for having me back again, and my Erin who is leaving me to frolic with a green Ogre this year!! Now go and enjoy the show, “I don’t want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
|BJ OLSON (French Guard, Ensemble) BJ is an NYU-Tisch graduate who lives in NYC. He portrayed Andy Warhol in the original production of POP!, was recently seen on the Gateway stage in Legally Blonde, and is very happy to be appearing in Spamalot! Lots of thanks for everyone’s support and love.|
|VINCENT ORTEGA (Dance Captain, Ensemble, Assistant Choreographer) is returning to Gateway from past seasons working on shows including Wedding Singer, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, and A Chorus Line. Broadway/Tours: Mamma Mia (Pepper/Eddie US) Regional: Babes in Arms (Peter), Disney’s Aladdin (Aladdin), Sweet Charity, and Big River (Huck). Film/TV: Fame, Regis and Kelly, MTV Music Awards, and Good Morning America. He has worked with many Pop artists for projects in music videos and tours, (Black Eyed Peas, Britney Spears and more) and can be currently found on “Grindr”. Follow him on twitter (he’s desperate for more followers). A Special Thanks to Keith Andrews. I’ve learned so much being his right hand man!! Proud member of Actors Equity.|
|AMANDA PHILLIPS (Ensemble) recently graduated in May from Montclair State University with a BFA in Musical Theatre. Credits include: DA Joyce in Legally Blonde, and Minnie in West Side Story at Gateway Playhouse. Other credits: Nina in The Seagull, Shelby in The Spitfire Grill, Chava in Fiddler on the Roof, Victoria in Cats, Frenchie/Kissing Couple in Cabaret (Mt. Washington Valley Theatre Company), and Crazy for You at the Alexander Kassar Theatre. Thanks to my family, friends and Bub for your love and support!|
|JOHN ROCHETTE (Sir Lancelot, Knight of Ni, French Taunter, Tim the Enchanter) returns to Gateway for a 3rd time in 3 years. You may remember him from such classics as The Wedding Singer & Happy Days. John is so humbled and honored by the humor and talent around him. Making people laugh is his Grail. Thank u Keith, Robin and everyone involved for this opportunity. He is nothing without his family, friends (new and old), & his sneaper. Some credits: Woody in Finian’s Rainbow, John in Ring of Fire: Music of Johnny Cash, Center Blue Man in NYC’s Blue Man Group, and multiple Sleezy Soap Characters on One to Live & Guiding Light. He’s also a born and raised Jersey-boy, a drummer, and will never grow up. Enjoy!
|.KATHLEEN ROONEY (Ensemble) is thrilled to be making her Gateway debut this summer after recently performing in Legally Blonde! Recent Regional: Belle in A Christmas Carol (Playhouse Square), Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Great Lakes Theatre Festival), Linda in Evil Dead - the musical (Beck Center) The Mystery of Edwin Drood (Idaho Shakespeare Festival) and Dororthy in The Wizard of Oz (Dynamics Theatre). Commercials: Red Lobster (national) and Axe Body Spray (NYFA). BM in Music Theatre from Baldwin Wallace College. This fall Kathleen will be playing the role of Mallory in City of Angels at Goodspeed Opera House. Endless thanks to my wonderful agents at Harden Curtis, teachers, friends, and my beautiful family who get me through everything.|
|COLEEN SEXTON (Lady Of The Lake) is so thrilled to be making her debut at Gateway in Spamalot!! A Jersey girl and proud of it! She is best known for her portrayal of Lucy in the Broadway production of Jekyll and Hyde at 20 years old and played opposite 8 different Jekyll’s including Jack Wagner and Sebastian Bach. You can also see her on the DVD version of Jekyll and Hyde starring opposite David Hasselhoff. Most recently, she played the role of Brooke Wyndham for 2 years in the national tour of Legally Blonde. Coleen also toured with Wicked where she stood by for Elphaba, getting to perform it the role over 100 times! At the age of 16 she was cast in a band called 5NYand lived in Frankfurt, Germany on and off for 3 years... making an album and shooting a TV pilot. Other TV credits include Law and Order, Third Watch, As the World Turns and Guiding Light. Favorite roles...Florence in Chess, Narrator in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and last but not least ....huge fan of the NY Yankees!!|
|KAREN WEBB (Ensemble) is thrilled to be a part of the Spamalot cast, making it her fifth show with the Gateway family! Recent credits include: Singin’ in the Rain, Jekyll & Hyde, Nine (Westchester Broadway), Will Rogers Follies, Hairspray, Hello Dollly, A Christmas Carol (Gateway Playhouse), Joseph..., Cats, and The Producers (Beef and Boards). Making her journey from GA to NYC she wants to thank her family and friends, old and new, for their continuous support and inspiration. Enjoy the show y’all!|
|CHELSEY WHITELOCK (Ensemble) Chelsey is royally thrilled to be returning to Gateway for Spamalot! You may have seen her in past Gateway productions Drowsy Chaperone, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Hairspray, Hello Dolly and Legally Blonde. She was also seen in the 30th anniversary national tour of Annie directed by Martin Charnin. Other favorite roles include Roxie in Chicago, Brooke in Noises Off, Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and Lois in Kiss Me Kate. “Much Love and thanks to the Gateway family for bringing me back this year! Big hugs and kisses to my friends and family, my wonderful husband Mikey and our adorable new additions Banzo and Chickpea.”|
|KEITH ANDREWS (Director/Choreographer) is bloody excited to be back at Gateway after previously directing and choreographing the Playhouse’s productions of The Full Monty, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (starring Joe Piscopo), The Wedding Singer, My Way (the Sinatra Tribute), Cold as Ice, Urinetown, 2009’s Holiday Spectacular on Ice, and last year’s Happy Days, the Musical and Avenue Q. He has also directed the National Tours of The Full Monty and Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh. Other recent directing/choreography credits include: The Drowsy Chaperone, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Always... Patsy Cline, Dames at Sea, Breaking Up is Hard to Do, Barnum, Pump Boys and Dinettes, Little Shop of Horrors, The Pirates of Penzance, Big River, Forever Plaid and Suds, to name just a few. As a choreographer, Keith has recently worked on the world premiere of Love, Incorporated and has received an Innovative Theater Award for Best Production of a Musical and nomination for Best Choreography for his work on the new show- Like You Like It. On the ice, Keith has directed and choreographed Home for the Holidays- a Celebration on Ice, starring 2010 Olympic Gold Medalist- Evan Lysacek, and Silver Medalists- Charlie White and Meryl Davis, as well as two productions of Stars, Stripes and Skates, a benefit on ice to help survivors and families of 9/11. As a performer, Keith has toured all over the world with shows such as: West Side Story, Mame, Jesus Christ Superstar and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In educational theater, Keith directs and choreographs student industry showcases at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in NYC as well as having directed many musicals at the USDAN Center for the Performing Arts, here on Long Island. Keith thanks Robin, Paul and Ruth for pretty much everything and Vince and Antoinette for their tireless help. KeithAndrewsonline.com.|
|DOUG HARRY (Lighting Designer) If you have reached the point where you are reading the Lighting Designer’s Bio then may I suggest it is time to buy another drink, or maybe some M&Ms. However if you choose to read on. This is about Doug’s 15th show for Gateway including, Cats, Miss Saigon, Fosse, Titanic & DreamGirls. He has also designed numerous shows and events in the UK & USA, most of which he can’t remember.|
|MATTHEW S. KARR (Stage Manager) is excited to be working at Gateway Playhouse and with this production of Spamalot! Following business school, Matt received a Masters Degree in Theatre specializingin Stage Management from Michigan State University. His past credits include the National Tour of ‘S Wonderful: The New Gershwin Musical, Circumcise Me (Off-B’way), and productions with The Virginia Opera, Michigan Shakespeare Festival, 86thegroove.com, and the American Cancer Society. He would like to thank his enthusiastic friends, his fellow stage managers, his family around the world, and his always supportive parents, to whom he dedicates all of his achievements. Proud AEA Member.|
|JOHN DU PREZ (Music) John Du Prez, a Trevelyan Scholar at Christ Church, Oxford, and Associate of the Royal College of Music, entered the film industry in 1978 composing additional music for Monty Python’s Life Of Brian. This began a long association with Eric Idle, leading eventually to their current writing partnership. He has scored more than 20 feature films including The Meaning Of Life, A Private Function, A Fish Called Wanda, Once Bitten, UHF and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles I, II and III. Other Python projects include the Contractual Obligation Album, Monty Python At The Hollywood Bowl and The Fairly Incomplete & Rather Badly Illustrated Monty Python Song Book. He was musical director for Eric Idle’s two North American stage tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003). This is his Broadway debut.
|ERIC IDLE (Book, Lyrics, and Music) has multi-hyphenated his way through life assiduously avoiding a proper job, from a writer and actor in the legendary “Monty Python” TV series and movies, to the creator and director of “The Rutles,” the pre-fab four, whose legend will last a lunchtime. He has appeared on stage in drag singing rude songs at Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl as well as performing in two highly successful tours, Eric Idle Exploits Monty Python (2000) and The Greedy Bastard Tour (2003), for which he journeyed 15,000 miles across North Americain a bus. His Greedy Bastard Diary of that tour is published by Harper Collins. His play Pass The Butler ran for five months in London’s West End; he has written two novels, Hello Sailor and The Road To Mars, a children’s book, The Quite Remarkable Adventures Of The Owl And The Pussycat, and a bedside companion, The Rutland Dirty Weekend Book.|
|ROBIN JOY ALLAN (Artistic Director) In her life bio, Robin includes 40 years performing, casting, teaching and directing, with much of that overlapping, taking her from one coast to the other and back. The films “When Harry Met Sally,” “Lord Of The Flies,” “Parenthood,” and “Ghost” are on her casting resume as well as one-hundred and thirty-nine Main Stage productions for Gateway. She feels blessed and hopes to continue to give back to the universe as much as she has been given. Robin lives in Brookhaven Hamlet with her amazing daughter Hayley and constant companions Lucy Dog, Mopsy and Momma Kitty.|
|PAUL ALLAN (Producer) has been producing the seasons here at Gateway since the 1980’s. Paul’s grandfather (Harry Pomeran) was the first producer of Gateway in 1950, followed by his uncle (David Sheldon), his parents (Ruth and Stan Allan), and together with his sister Robin. Paul has been able to work in NYC on various shows in different capacities, run a touring company with shows traveling around the country and abroad, operate a sister theatre in Connecticut, act as consultant and facilitator for the restoration and reopening of the Patchogue Theatre, and maintain a set rental business - where Gateway scenery is used in theatres across the country after appearing on the Gateway stage. Paul appreciates, admires and honors his family’s dedication to the arts and is proud to help continue the legacy. Paul lives in Bellport with his wife Annmarie and their 2 children - Luke 6 and Alexa 4.|
July 22, 2011
Puns and Parodies, and a Killer Rabbit
"...a Gateway Playhouse production that improves upon the pleasures of the 2005 Broadway blockbuster..."
read the full review here
July 22, 2011
Theatre Review: “Spamalot”
What better description of this show can you have than the one from the program cover, “A New Musical Lovingly Ripped From The Motion Picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail”? If you are not a Monty Python addict, don’t worry. If you have any semblance of a sense of humor, this is a show that will make you laugh from beginning to end. The original productions on Broadway and in London’s West End were major successes and this Gateway production, directed and choreographed by Keith Andrews, is as good as the version I saw on Broadway. The whole cast takes to the crazy Pythonesque scenes as to the manor born. Matthew Karr’s staging and costumes are first class and the orchestra under Jeff Hofmann does a great job—they manage to resist giving in and laughing with the audience!
How do you describe this kind of humor in print? I really don’t know because it depends so much on a combination of words, timing, facial expressions and that magical unknown that enables prime creator Eric Idle to make King Arthur’s quest for the Holy Grail such an incredible romp that it kept the opening night audience in fits of uncontrollable laughter. For example, King Arthur fights a duel with the Black Knight in which the latter is gradually dismembered, while all the time he is saying that these were only scratch wounds, even while his arms and legs lay around the stage—it just doesn’t work in print but believe me it is hilarious on stage! Similarly, the scene where they attempt to infiltrate a French castle using a giant wooden rabbit modeled on the Trojan Horse. The ploy works, except they have unfortunately forgotten to hide inside it. By the way, the ‘killer’ rabbit that defends the Grail is something to behold.
Python humor is iconoclastic and no one and nothing is spared. Brits, the French, Catholics and Jews, gays and political extremists are all the butt of jokes that really could only offend those who are too easily offended because the humor, while at time puerile, is never vicious. They also delight in poking fun at stereotypical Broadway shows including Phantom, Les Mis and Fiddler.
Once again, Gateway has assembled a great cast, led by Peter Simon Hilton as the befuddled King Arthur and the gorgeous and seductive Colleen Sexton as the Lady of the Lake who, later on, luckily for Arthur, is transformed into his Queen Guinevere. The legendary Knights of the Round Table include John Rochette as Sir Lancelot, Andrew Kober as Sir Galahad, Matthew Crowle as the ‘not so brave’ Sir Robin and Chris Cooke as Sir Bedevere, all of whom are major contributors throughout the show and some of whom multitask playing the minor roles as well. The ladies of the ensemble form one of the most beautiful groups seen at Gateway and they are seen at their best as the “Laker Girls,” supporting their Lady of the Lake and as French can-can dancers taunting Arthur’s army after the fiasco of the wooden rabbit! Almost stealing the show are Jeremy Morse as Arthur’s servant who has perfected the art of using coconut shells to make the sounds of horse’s hooves, and Brian Golub, whose effeminate Prince Herbert nearly brings the house down as he and the outed Sir Lancelot become an item.
You may go into the theater worrying about the debt ceiling, the Greek economy (or rather the lack thereof) or the parlous state of the Yankees’ pitching, but rest assured all will be forgotten at least for that “one brief moment that once was Camelot,” to steal a line from the more conventional show about the Arthurian legend.
July 20, 2011
'Monty Python's Spamalot' at Gateway
Sometimes we just need to laugh ourselves silly.
"Monty Python's Spamalot" gallops giddily across the stage of the Patchogue Theater in blessed relief from a ghastly news cycle.
It's worth recalling that Monty Python brought its sacred-cow-slaying brand of humor to the English-speaking world amid cultural and geopolitical upheaval. By the time "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" -- on which this 2005 best musical Tony winner is based -- came to the big screen in 1975, the film's namesake Oxbridge boys (plus one Yankee) were already comedy establishment. Former hippies have forgiven their success while reveling in subsequent iterations of Python impudence, impiety and imperturbable instinct for a cheap laugh.
"Spamalot," breezily directed and choreographed by Keith Andrews for Gateway Playhouse, is loosely based on the legend of King Arthur and his quest for the grail -- the cup from which Jesus sipped wine at the Last Supper.
Arthur, an endearingly hapless straight man as played by Peter Simon Hilton, can't recruit enough knights to fill a Round Table. And those he finds are absurdly ineffectual. Matthew Crowle as Sir Robin has bowel issues that call his courage into question. Andrew Kober as Sir Galahad can't abide his son's taste in curtains (Brian Golub, in one of several over-the-top roles), while hunk-worthy John Rochette as Sir Lancelot ("He fills his pants a lot," the lyric goes) learns something about his personal life.
Coleen Sexton as the Lady of the Lake -- she inspired Arthur's king-making Excalibur feat -- chews scenery like bubble gum and blows it up in such self-referential numbers as "Diva's Lament."
Inevitably, some scenes can't hold a candle to the Python original. "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," a whistling tune you might find yourself humming on the way out, is hilarious in its "Life of Brian" film context -- sung in Crucifixion trinity. Here, Arthur and his slavish servant (Jeremy Morse) are merely lost in the woods before they confront their next challenge -- producing a musical without Jews (very funny).
Tim Hatley's Broadway set and costumes provide dizzy visual enhancement (lit by Doug Harry), while Jeff Hoffman's orchestra is in on the joke with purposeful sour notes amid on-key expectations.
It's not giving away too much to reveal the gay-wedding improvisation in which Hilton's Arthur remarks, "This will still be controversial in a thousand years," adding with a wink, "but not to you, New York!"
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|Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard,
BRIAN GOLUB *
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|Mayor, Patsy, Guard 2.||JEREMY MORSE *|
|King Arthur.||PETER SIMON HILTON*|
|Sir Robin, Guard 1, Brother Maynard.||MATTHEW CROWLE *|
|Sir Lancelot, Knight of Ni, French Taunter,
Tim the Enchanter.
|Sir Galahad, Herbert’s Father, Black Knight.||ANDREW KOBER*|
|Sir Bedevere, Galahad’s Mother, & Concorde.||CHRIS COOKE*|
|The Lady Of The Lake.||COLEEN SEXTON*|
|Sir Not Appearing.||KEVIN GUTCHES|
|The Voice Of God.||ERIC IDLE|
|The Dancing Monk, Minstrel.||VINCENT ORTEGA*|
|The Dancing Nun, Frog, Minstrel.||KEVIN METZGER|
|French Guards||BJ OLSON & MATT NOLAN|
|Robin’s Male Minstrels||BRIAN GOLUB*, KEVIN METZGER & VINCENT ORTEGA*|
|Robin’s Female Minstrel.||REBECCA MAGAZINE|
|Sir Bors.||BRETT FIGEL|
|Dance Captain.||VINCENT ORTEGA*|
|King Arthur||MICHAEL EDWARD BAKER*|
|Sir Galahad||MICHAEL EDWARD BAKER*|
|Prince Herbert||BRETT FIGEL|
|Sir Robin||KEVIN METZGER|
|Sir Lancelot||MATT NOLAN|
|Sir Bedevere||KEVIN GUTCHES|
|Lady of the Lake||KATHLEEN ROONEY|
|Conductor/Keyboard I||JEFF HOFFMAN|
|Keyboard II||JOHN MURPHY|
Board of Directors
|Executive Producer||Ruth Allan|
|Associate Producer||Jeff Bellante|
|General Manager||Dom Ruggiero|
|Company Manager||Michael Baker|
|Director of Development/ Assistant to the Producer||Scot Patrick Allan|
|Administrative Assistant||Lauren Windsor|
|Artistic/Casting Director||Robin Joy Allan|
|Associate Casting/Artistic Director||Jessica Harrison|
|Assistant Choreographer||Vincent Ortega|
|Musical Director||Jeff Hoffman|
|Assistant Musical Director||John P. Murphy|
|Costume Design||Tim Hatley|
|Lighting Designer||Doug Harry|
|Projections & Scene Design||Chritopher Ash|
|Sound Consultants||Dominic Sac, Cody Spencer|
|Wig Design||David Brian Brown|
|Resident Wig Designer||Trent Pcenicni|
|Production Photographer||Jeff Bellante|
|Musical Contractor||Jeff Hoffman|
|Box Office Manager||Laurie Parr|
|House Manager||Joanne Famiglietti|
|Box Office Staff||Beth Harrison, Nadine Hazard, Diane Koerber, Christina Montaldo, Don Rebar, Kyle Reitan, Francesca Welhous|
|Production Manager||Brian Loesch|
|Production Stage Manager||Matthew S. Karr|
|Technical Director||Mo G. Guiberteau|
|Wardrobe Supervisor||Marianne Dominy|
|Master Electricians||Jose Santiago|
|Sound Engineer||Adam Shubert|
|Scenic Artist||Keeley Dorwart|
|Props Master||Robert Bursztyn|
|Assistant Production Manager||Justin Hoffman|
|Assistant Master Electrician||Matthew Daurio|
|Assistant Stage Manager||Lindsay Sigler|
|Assistant Technical Director||Dennis R. Berfield|
|Shop Foreman||Charlie J. Bell|
|Technicians||Mark Frederick, Maxx Henry, Greg Marullo, Elizabeth Nosewicz|
|Wigs & Makeup Supervisor||Trent Pcenicni|
|Wardrobe Assistant/Sticher||Natalie Ferris|
|Company Management Intern||Cassandra Levey|
|Assistant Stage Management Interns||Emma Slaney & Bethany Sortman|
|Electrics Interns||Keelia Liptak, Justin Michel, Kenneth Nicholas|
|Sound Interns||Zach Ireson, Christina Verde|
|Wardrobe Interns||Samantha Abbott, Amber Mallon, Grace Czerniawski|
|General Technician Interns||Kendell McNichols, Eddie Massari, Erica Oliner, Sean McConaughey|
|Facilities Manager||Mark Frederick|
|Concessions and Hospitality Manager||Blake Armitstead|
|Cleaning Contractor||Elio Sanchez, Maria Sanchez|
|Grounds Maintenance||HTM Landscaping Company|
|House Staff||Ethan Bellante, Julia Bellante, Ryan Hudak, Ajay Persaud, Jonathan Smaldone, Kevin Spellman, Ed Wecera|
|General Counsel||Ann L. Nowak|