Weekend Showcase: Armstrong puts “Spamalot” on stage
Despite the Polar Vortex putting a crimp in final rehearsals, Armstrong students are putting “Spamalot” on stage starting Friday, February 1.
“They had to cancel school the whole week, so we didn’t get to come in and we couldn’t run the show at all,” said Senior and Scenic Charge Artist on the Tech Crew, Julia Gusek. “But I think, we’re pretty prepared for this show.”
The show must go on.
“Spamalot,” is based on a 1975 Monty Python movie and the cast puts their own spin on the show.
“Some of the kids were brought up with Monty Python,” said director Jenny Lovitt. “For other kids they don’t know what this is. So we’re introducing a whole other generation to the silliness that many of us have grown up on.”
But acting out a comedy isn’t as easy as it seems.
Valeria Flores plays multiple roles and performs in the ensemble.
“Some people think that in funny shows you get to be like funny onstage. It’s not true,” said Flores. “You have to be serious about yourself or people won’t laugh.”
When you combine the cast, crew, and orchestra, more than 70 students put their all into this production.
“Spamalot” is onstage at Armstrong High School now at 7 p.m. through February 9th, with a special free senior citizen matinee at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday.
Tickets: Reserved seating is $5 for students/seniors and $7 for adults. The box office is open from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Box office phone number is 763-504-8852.