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Regals bring Monty Python to a new generation with their juniors' edition of Spamalot

About the show This hilarious musical, based on the beloved film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," introduces a new generation (10-18 year-olds) to the antics of Monty Python in a family-friendly production. See beloved characters like King Arthur, Patsy, Tim the Enchanter, and the Knights Who Say Ni come to life along with iconic songs like "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and "I Am Not Dead Yet." Name: Max Fernandez and I am playing the role of King Arthur. Tell us about yourself!

I did my first musical when I was 8 years old. Since then, I have performed in 23 musicals and absolutely love it! Spamalot is definitely my favorite show I have done so far, and King Arthur is definitely my favorite role that I have played!

What can audiences look forward to when they see Spamalot? Audiences can look forward to about 1 and a half hours of the pure comedy genius that is Monty Python! As we are performing a PG version of the show, there is definitely something for people of all ages. It is such a hysterical show and definitely not one anyone should miss. Bring your family, friends, anyone you want! I can guarantee you everyone will love this show.

How has the rehearsal process been? The rehearsal process has been amazing! We have such a fantastic and hilarious cast, so every rehearsal everyone has something new and funny to bring to each scene (which usually ends in most people on stage breaking character!). We also have a fantastic production team who have all given us an incredible amount of freedom to really make these characters our own, which I think is really awesome.

What do you like about the show? Why did you choose to be involved?

I love Spamalot and chose to be involved because it is literally the musical version of one of, if not the funniest film of all time, Monty Python & The Holy Grail! Even though it is, and I quote, “lovingly ripped off”, it is still such a new show with added jokes about Musical Theatre, Taylor Swift & Star Wars (what’s not to love?!). I’m so lucky to be playing the leading role of Arthur and really hope I do this iconic character justice!

Other than yourself, which cast member do you think audiences should keep an eye out for? Who is really bringing it?

The entire cast are all hilarious and never fail to amaze me with their talents each rehearsal! However, one person whose role I definitely think audiences should prepare themselves for is Joel Ruz, who plays King Arthur’s servant, Patsy. Not only is Joel a slapstick genius, but he has also brought so much wit and intelligence to this silly character that truly just makes him that much funnier! He makes me audibly break character and laugh at least twice each rehearsal, merely because of his genius comic ability. It also is not hard to share the stage with him as we are best friends that have known each other since preschool.

Another character that the audiences should be very excited to meet is our show’s leading lady, The Lady of The Lake, played by Jasmine Salinas (8th, 10th, 16th March) and Stephanie Swords (9th, 15th, 17th March), who both make absolute meals of this role, bringing so much comedy and mind-blowing vocals to the show as this wonderfully crazy and very grumpy diva!

What do you want the audience to think about? What is the message of the show?

I really just want the audience to leave all their troubles or stresses at the door and spend about an hour and a half with us just laughing and enjoying themselves. Spamalot is such a side-splittingly funny show and the world needs that right now. I cannot recommend this show enough. I really hope you come and find your grail with us!

Make sure to catch The Regals Musical Society production of Spamalot Young@Part from the 8-17th of March. Ticking and further information can be found at this link

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