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The Grail Has Been Found! Spamalot Ends National Tour Oct 18

The Grail Has Been Found!
Triumphant 3½ Year Search for the Holy Grail Ends For the National Touring Production

The legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail will be told for the last time Sunday, October 18th, 2009 in Costa Mesa.  Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical will end its reign on the road.

Produced by Boyett Ostar Productions and directed by Mike Nichols,Monty Python's Spamalot features a book by Eric Idle, music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Eric Idle and John Du Prez and choreography by Casey Nicholaw. Spamalot is based on the screenplay of “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

WhenMonty Python’s Spamalot closes, the national touring production will have:

  • Played a total of 1,435 performances, 183 weeks in 101 cities.
  • Been seen by 2.5 million people and grossed $170,586,675
  • Used over 1,840 coconuts, supplied by the Coconut King in Florida.
  • Used a total of 8,610 pounds of confetti.
  • Used 1,098 tanks of liquid carbon dioxide to create the low-ground fog effect and 1,464 fire extinguishers for the Feet of God “blast off” effect.
  • Consumed over 115,000 AAA batteries in the 40 wireless microphones.
  • Ran over 101 miles of cable
  • Hired 5,050 local crew members to load the show in and out, and 2,525 local crew members to run the show.
  • Ironed a total of 4,305 feet of “blood”.
  • Six Kings Played by Michael Siberry, Gary Beach, Jonathan Hadary, John O’Hurley, Christopher Gurr, and Richard Chamberlain
  • Six original touring company members.
  • Catapulted the 45 lb cow 1,435 times over the castle wall.                       

*Please note: that no cows, rabbits, fish or fowl were harmed during this production

The grail has been found and the quest is over.  From Monty Python's Spamalot, King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, chorus line of dancing divas, killer rabbits, and the flatulent Frenchmen, we bid you…..

Farewell and Good Knight!