'Spamalot' in New Nichols Center

The Loomis Chaffee Performing Arts Department this week will present the Grammy and Tony award-winning musical Spamalot, featuring more than 50 student actors, musicians, and production assistants, in the newly opened John D. and Alexandra C. Nichols Center for Theater and Dance.  

An irreverent, laugh-out-loud parody of the Arthurian legend with singing, dancing, and killer rabbits, Spamalot tells the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Roundtable on a quest to find the Holy Grail. Arthur and his servant, Patsy, recruit Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, Sir Galahad, and several other knights to accompany them on their quest, and along the way they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, and the Knights Who Say “Ni.” 

Inspired by the classic comedy film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical was written by Eric Idle, an original member of the Monty Python comedy troupe, with musician John Du Prez. Spamalot made its Broadway debut in 2005. 

Performances will be presented in the Nichols Center for Theater and Dance on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, April 6–8, at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, April 9, at 2:30 p.m.  

To reserve tickets, visit the Loomis Chaffee Theater website: https://lctheater.ludus.com/index.php

The Loomis Chaffee Parents Association will host a Theater Luncheon in Brush Library on Saturday, April 9, before the 2:30 p.m. show. The event will begin with a reception and “Meet the Cast” at 12 p.m., and lunch will be served at 1 p.m., followed by the matinee performance. The ticket price of $40 includes the reception, lunch, and admission to the show. Connect to the LCPA page of the school website Parent Portal to reserve Theater Luncheon tickets.