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Musical sensation 'Spamalot' plays out at Civic Center



The Broadway musical, 'Spamalot,' will come to the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall.

Christopher Gurr "? who appears as Sir Bedevere, Mrs. Galahad and Concorde "? traces his love of Monty Python's version of the King Arthur and Camelot to his performance.

While adults may have thought the young Gurr's fascination with the British sketch comedy "Monty Python's Flying Circus" was a waste of time, his past television viewing habits are paying off now in the musical theater production "Monty Python's Spamalot." The show won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical; was penned by Python member Eric Idle; and is described as being "lovingly ripped off" from the "Holy Grail" film.

As a part of the cast, Gurr can fully appreciate the genius behind the production. Like the film upon which it's based, "Spamalot" follows King Arthur, with the help of a few knights, as he searches to find the Holy Grail.

Gurr's own love for the Python brand of humor and his knowledge of its skits and films certainly helped him land a spot as part of the national tour's cast. More than two years ago, he saw the casting call on the Actors' Equity union page. During this time, he had taken a short sabbatical from theater work to toil on his home in Kentucky.

"?Deborah Benjamin


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