Spamalot has been bringing non-stop laughs to Historic Folsom’s Sutter Street Theatre over its several week run. This cult classic comes to an end this week with two final shows that were added this weekend due to high demand.
The cast of this fun play that has you singing along and laughing out loud all at at the same time will be taking the stage Friday at 7:30 and Sunday at 4:30.
According to Sutter Street Theatre, the stage version of Spamalot is, “lovingly ripped off,” from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs.
With such classic songs as “He Is Not Dead Yet”, “The Song That Goes Like This”, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and the ever popular “Fisch Schlapping Song”, the outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight you as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”
The play is rated PG-13. Next week, Sutter Street will open its newest show “On Golden Pond” that will run through the end of September.
On Golden Pond is the love story of Ethel and Norman Thayer, who are returning to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor, nearing eighty, with heart palpitations and a failing memory—but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever.
Ethel, ten years younger, and the perfect foil for Norman, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. They are visited by their divorced, middle-aged daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe, leaving his teenage son behind for the summer. The boy quickly becomes the “grandchild” the elderly couple have longed for, and as Norman revels in taking his ward fishing and thrusting good books at him, he also learns some lessons about modern teenage awareness—and slang—in return.
The play, which is rated G, was written by Ernest Thompson. It’s directed locally by
Janelle Kauffman and Stephen Kauffman
and produced by Kauffman’s Give Us A Hand Productions.
The show opens August 25 and runs through September 24. The curtain rises on Friday’s and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Sunday performances begin at 4:30 p.m.