|Cast of BTCT's 'Spamalot' Photo: Dave Stuck/Baltimore Jewish Times|
For a musical to be successful, all the components must jell. Of course, there must be a good a score and lyrics as the starting point. But then you need a solid ensemble, good technical elements and staging and proficient direction to put it all together. The Beth Tflioh Community Theatre’s (BTCT) professional-caliber production of Spamalot (“A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail”) under the direction of Diane M. Smith succeeded on all fronts.The book and lyrics were by Eric Idle who also composed the music with John Du Prez. Mike Nichols directed the original Broadway production of Spamalot in 2005 garnering three Tony Awards including Best Musical among 14 nominations. It ran for over 1,500 performances, and the show has been seen in over a dozen countries.
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