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Spamalot - Meet cast member Patrick Graham


Spamalot - Meet cast member Peter Halverson

What do you find appealing about your characters and this show?
Are you kidding?  I get to re-enact some of the best scenes from the Holy Grail movie ("Huuuuuge...tracts of land"), a comedy classic that my friends and I could repeat practically word for word.  And I get to do it in public, in character, with costumes and props and sets and even a bit of swordplay.  Add the wonderful spoofing of Broadway tropes and cliches (some clever, some subtle, some silly) and you have a spot on description of my ideal musical.

What have you learned about yourself in playing these roles?
I'm a newbie when it comes to acting skills, so it's been an enlightening experience to take these characters that I know so well and add depth and insight.  It's not enough to just parrot the movie, the humor comes from infusing these familiar lines of dialogue with your own spin: timing, intonation, physicality, back story, etc. I doubt I'm ready for "Death of a Salesman" quite…

Spamalot - Meet cast member Christy Fischer

What do you find appealing about your character and this show?
What I love about being a female ensemble member in Spamalot is that every time I'm onstage, I get to be a different character.  At one moment I'm a Vegas Showgirl and in the next I'm a Knight of Ni.  That kind of rapid change of characters is both a challenge and incredibly fun.  Another element of Spamalot that I love is how it is both hysterically funny and heartwarming throughout.  It's the kind of show that audiences everywhere can sit back and find the joy in for a few hours.

How does this show differ from other shows you have worked on?
The last show I worked on was an incredibly dramatic new musical about the American Revolution.  To go from that show to Spamalot has been a huge adjustment for me.  I am typically cast in darker musicals and it's been a long time since I was in a show as silly and comical as Spamalot.  It's been a really nice change to experience working on a show that is guar…

Spamalot - Meet cast member Stephanie Gaia Chu


Spamalot - Meet Cast Member Drew Holcombe