Monty Python’s Spamalot


Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

at Thalian Hall Mainstage

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle

Music by John Du Perez & Eric Idle

Directed by Justin Smith

Music Directed by Chiaki Ito

Choreography by Judy Greehnut

SHOW DATES:  Dec 29-31, Jan 3-6 & 10-12

All shows at 8pm except Sundays at 3pm

Tickets are $25 ($20 on Thursdays)

Tickets are $100 each.

Ticket price includes show, hors d’oeuvres, open bar, DJ, dancing, and karaoke!

TICKETS: (910) 632-2285 or

ABOUT THE SHOW: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, 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 show girls?

Cast of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

TROY RUDESEAL (KING ARTHUR) Troy is overjoyed to be playing Arthur having recited the entire Holy grail movie by heart throughout most of Junior high. This marks Troy’s First Show as an actor with City Stage but, he is pleased to be wearing dual hats as set designer this season. Favorite local roles include:  Jekyll/ Hyde in Jekyll & Hyde, Tateh in Ragtime, George Bailey in Wonderful Life, Adolpho in the Drowsy Chaperone and George in Of Mice and Men, Troy spent 3 years with the acting company of the NC Shakespeare festival and finds it nice to pretend to be British again. Thank you to my beautiful Katherine for the last 20 years and to my babies Will and Sara. You all are my Grail!

ADAM POOLE (SIR LANCELOT) Adam is quite the merry lad to be a part of Spamalot. A long-time fan on the Monty Python gang and their silliness, he is tickled blue to frolic and fight upon Thailan's stage. Some previous theatre credits include: Santaland Diaries, Avenue Q, Godspell, The Little Dog Laughed, Chicago, Proof, and HAIR. Adam has also appeared in an episode of J.J. Abrams' 'Revolution', filming in Wilmington.

CAITLIN BECKA (LADY OF THE LAKE)  Caitlin Becka is currently prancing around with a bunch of British Knights and simply delighted to be a part of Spamalot. She graduated from Catawba College with a BFA in Musical Theater and studied at the Stella Adler Acting Conservatory in New York. Some of her favorite City Stage roles include Magenta in Rocky Horror, Velma in Chicago and Pam in The Full Monty. Thrilled to be working with some of her favorite people again, she would like to thank Justin, Chiaki, Judy and the tremendously talented cast and crew as well as my Mommacita, Taylor and the rest of my family and friends for their love and support. Enjoy the show!

GEORGE DOMBY (ENSEMBLE) George Domby is grateful to City Stage for making 2012 such an exciting year for him.  He made his Wilmington stage debut as Dr. Fine/Dr. Madden in City Stage's spring production of Next to Normal, then followed it up with The All Night Strut in the summer.  He is thrilled to ring out the old year and ring in the new as part of this amazing production with such a talented cast and crew.  "Love and thanks to Justin and Chiaki for the wonderful opportunities they have given me, Judy for her patience, and Bruce for his constant support and encouragement."

SHANE KINDLEY (ENSEMBLE) Shane is very excited to be making his Wilmington premiere in Spamalot! Shane studied voice at UNC Charlotte and was involved in many operas with Opera Carolina in the few years surrounding college. It has been several years since he has been involved directly with the theatre, and being back in musicals feels like home!

DAVID HECK (ENSEMBLE) David is thrilled to be performing in City Stage’s production of Spamalot, where silly walks, shouting about dead parrots, lumberjacking, and eating  spam, egg, spam, spam, bacon, spam, sausage, spam, spam , tomato and spam are all par for the course. Past performances include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Rent, Tommy, The Producers, and Company. He is especially excited to be working with his fiancé, Robin, whom he loves very much…nudge, nudge, Wink, wink. Say no more, Say No More!

ERIK MAASCH (ENSEMBLE)  Erik Maasch is so excited to be a part of Monty Python's Spamalot! Some of his pat credits include 9 to 5 (Joe), The All Night Strut, Spring Awakening (Otto), The Drowsy Chaperone, and The Full Monty. He would like to thank Justin, Judy, and Chiaki for this great opportunity! He would also like to thank his beautiful girlfriend and wonderful family for all of their continued support!

NEWLIN PARKER (ENSEMBLE)  After almost ten years, Newlin has become a regular part of the theater community in Wilmington, having participated in many shows, most recently including Legally Blonde: The Musical, All Night Strut, A Most Happy Fella, and has just finished portraying Bob Cratchit in A Christmas Carol.  He has a B.M. in Vocal Music, and enjoys playing character roles as well as more "normal" roles.  He is excited to be a part of this creative process, and looks forward to seeing where it will go.  Thanks to the talented cast and crew and creators, and thanks to Alex for supporting him in his pursuit of passion!

ROBIN HUME (ENSEMBLE)  Robin is thrilled to be a part of Monty Python's Spamalot!  Most recently seen at City Stage as Anna in Spring Awakening, other recent shows include Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and Olive in the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.  Thanks to everyone involved for making it such a fun and silly experience, especially my wonderful, dancing fiancé!

ANNA GAMEL (ENSEMBLE) This is Anna's fourth show with CityStage. She was previously seen in Avenue Q (Puppeteer), Godspell (Robin), and Chicago (Pop/Ensemble). She has also performed with several other theatre companies around town. Some of her favorite roles include Puck in Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream", Shelby in "Steel Magnolias" , and Hunch in "Catastropolis". Anna is uber excited to be a part of Monty Python's Spamalot, being a fan of those crazy Brits all her life. She takes their best advice to heart: Always look on the bright side of life!

MAX KORN (SIR GALAHAD) Max Korn (insert accomplishment here) is ecstatic to return to City Stage, and to perform again in lovely Thalian! The rest of this bio goes like this. Recent credits include Joey in Opera House Theater Co.’s The Most Happy Fella, Warner in Legally Blonde, and Gabe in City Stage’s production of Next To Normal, blah blah blah. Other recent credits include Melchior in Spring Awakening (City Stage), and Tim Cratchit in Tim and Scrooge (Open Space Café Theater), and flurdle-dee-durrr. He would like to thank Justin and Chiaki for enabling his sick and twisted fantasies yet again, and to this mentally insane, yet, oddly, very talented cast.

JASON AYCOCK (PATSY) Jason Aycock - (Patsy) is proud to once again be performing at the incredible Thalian Hall.  He spent his summer working with Opera House Theatre Company both on stage and behind the scenes for their summer season and had a wonderful time doing so.  He was recently appointed Artistic Director of the Thalian Association Children's Theatre and is proud to have the opportunity to get kids excited about and involved in theatre.  When he is not on stage, he can be found teaching dance for Cripple Creek Dance Studio in Burgaw, South East Dance Academy in Wilmington, and the Theatre Dance Workshop for Judy Greenhut.  Even though he is busy with all of that, he still tries to make time for his incredibly talented wife, WECT's star executive producer, Heather Setzler who is the reason why he always looks on the bright side of life!

STEVE COLEY (ENSEMBLE) Steve made his stage debut at Thalian Hall in the 1963 in the Thalian Association production of "Teahouse of the August Moon." He was five months old. Returning to Thalian Hall in 1979, Steve has etched out a career in all aspects of playmaking, from actor to technician to director and producer. Favorite roles include Fagin in "Oliver!" (twice), John Merrick in the "Elephant Man", Edward de Vere in "The Beard of Avon", Renfield in "Dracula" and Ben Gunn in "Treasure Island." He's grateful to finally be able to sing "Knights of the Round Table" in four-part harmony. He's waited 34 years for that!

 Steve is the Graphics & Communications Manager for Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc., and spends every spare moment on his beloved ten-speed bicycle "Tempus Fugit."

TAYLOR HAMLET (ENSEMBLE) Taylor is thrilled to be performing in Spamalot! She was last seen in Songs For a New World and Next to Normal with City Stage. Taylor is also a member of Hoggard Voyagers and Student Body President of her high school. Taylor would like to thank Justin, Judy, and Chiaki for giving her another opportunity to perform with City Stage.


OLIVIA JAMES (ENSEMBLE) Olivia James is more than elated to be joining the cast of SPAMALOT! After performing in GREASE (Rizzo), RAGTIME (Sarah) and RENT (Ensemble) she is so excited to be given this opportunity after joining the City Stage family in THE COLOR PURPLE (Nettie). She would like to thank her family and friends for their support and most importantly God for all that he has done!! 

ASHLEY GRANTHAM (SIR ROBIN) Ashley is thrilled to be working on this hysterical musical! After performing in Wilmington theatre for many years, this is his first production with City Stage. A heartfelt thanks to Chiaki, Justin and the cast for all their hard work and to you, our audience for supporting local theatre.

LAUREN MAZZOLA (ENSEMBLE) Lauren is very excited to be in her second City Stage production.  Some of her most recent credits include Masterclass (Sophie de Palma), The Drowsy Chaperone (Miss. Tottendale), The Sound of Music (Sister Margaretta), and The Magic Flute (Queen of the Night). She would like to thank this fantastic cast and crew for making this such a great experience!

BILL PIPER (SIR BEVEDERE)  Bill’s love for drama was discovered in first grade at the age of 6 when he was “T is for Time” in a presentation of That’s the Alphabet. His passion and skill exceeded all expectations and at 12 years of age he was the youngest student accepted into the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London England where he was affectionately known as Bruce. At 14 Bill was expelled from RADA for attempting to introduce fart jokes into his portrayal of Hamlet. Returning to the US of A in disgrace Bill began homeschooling so as to avoid ridicule. He avoided theater entirely until he discovered musical theater and appeared as the “Cop who arrests the audience” in a production of Hair. Since then he has rediscovered the joy of theater where there are no big actors, only small herrings. As always: “nudge nudge, wink wink” to Calie.

BRYAN COURNOYER (ENSEMBLE) Bryan couldn't be more jazzed about joining another great cast in this awesome production with Chiaki and Justin in charge. A BFA grad from University of Memphis, Bryan had some adventures over the pond and spent 10 years doing stand up and video production in Los Angeles. Most recent credits include the Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors, as well as, appearing in Spring Awakening and The Full Monty with City Stage. We will rock your socks off!

RACHAEL MOSER (ENSEMBLE) Past City Stage performances include Avenue Q (Kate Monster/Lucy), Chicago (Mary Sunshine), Putnam County Spelling Bee (Logainne), Tommy (Sally Simpson), RENT (Mrs. Cohen), and Urinetown (Little Sally).  Thank you to all involved with this production.  Happy New Year!

BETH SWINDELL (ENSEMBLE) Beth Swindell is excited to be in another City Stage production, especially one as silly as this! You may have seen her recently as "Judy" in Nine to Five the Musical. Her other credits this year include roles in The Color Purple, The Full Monty, Debbie Does Dallas, Hello Dolly!, A Chorus Line, Legally Blonde the Musical, and The Producers. She would like to thank Justin, Chiaki, and Judy for this great opportunity. And she sends a special thanks to this crazy cast and crew for making her smile every day! 

JUSTIN SMITH (DIRECTOR, PRODUCER) Justin Smith is the artistic director of  Cape Fear Theatre Arts. Justin graduated with a BFA in Theatre from St. Michael’s College in Vermont. He has produced over 50 shows.  Favorite directing credits include RENT, Full Monty, Debbie Does Dallas The Musical, Wait Until Dark, Greater Tuna, Marvin’s Room and The Rocky Horror Show.

CHIAKI ITO (MUSIC DIRECTOR, PRODUCER) Chiaki is the managing director of Cape Fear Theatre Arts. Favorite MD credits include The Who’s Tommy, The Rocky Horror Show, Spring Awakening and most recently, The Color Purple. Chiaki practices law in southeastern NC and loves spending time with her dog, Elvis.

JUDY GREENHUT (CHOREOGRAPHER)  Judy moved here from New York in 1995. After a Broadway and television dancing career, she began teaching, directing and choreographing. In Wilmington, she has directed and/or choreographed many shows for Thalian Association, Opera House and Cape Fear Academy. Presently, she teaches Theatre Dance & Musical Theatre for Theatre Dance Workshop. Judy began working in the Thalian Hall Box Office in 1996 and has moved up the “pecking order” to Box Office Manager. Not bad for a dancer that can only count to “8”!

ROBB MANN (HISTORIAN) Robb typically works backstage on productions, but occasionally ventures forth into the public view. Roles include Passepartout in “Around the World in 80 Days” and his last appearance for City Stage as Friar Laurence in “Romeo and Juliet.” Directing credits include “The Lion in Winter,” “Shadowlands,” “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” and the upcoming “Harvey” for Big Dawg (shameless plug). During the day, he works at UNCW as the manager of Classroom Operations and special Events for the IT division.