BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4) – First there was “Monty Python And The Holy Grail.” Then there was “Spamalot” on Broadway. Now a new production of the Monty Python hit is in rehearsal at Boulder’s Dinner Theater.
CBS4 Critic at Large Greg Moody got a behind-the-scenes look at the collaborative effort that’s underway to get this new production of “Spamalot” going.
“We often think of an artist as a lonely painter in a cheap, small area suffering for their art, but often it’s in a group, bringing many talents together,” said Moody.
Piper Arpan is the director/choreographer for the new production and believes that bringing the show together is an art form in itself.
“The important thing about this is to make sure it’s unique to this particular cast and to feature the talent of each individual actor and see what they bring to the production,” said Arpan.
Moody says that this show is built in such a way that allows the actors to improvise on stage.
“As a performer, it’s exciting because you don’t know what you will get or see. You never know what your dance partner will do. You don’t know what somebody will do or say or sing,” said Arpan whose goal is to create a good mix of what audiences expect to see from the movie and what each actor brings to the role.
“Rehearsals bring out the comedy and live shows bring out the audience, all working together to put on a show,” said Moody.
The show opens at Boulder’s Dinner Theater on Nov. 16.
– Greg Moody is CBS4’s Critic At Large. His reports on CBS4 News are featured on the CBSDenver.com Entertainment section.