A touching, funny and warmly perceptive show with a spirited and lovable elderly couple – Ethel and Norman Thayer. The Thayers spend each summer at their lake home, but on this particular occasion, they are joined by their daughter Chelsea, her fiancé Billy Ray and his son, Billy Ray Jr. The play explores the often turbulent relationship the young woman shared with her father growing up, and the difficulties faced by a couple in the twilight years of a long marriage. After 48 years of visiting the cabin, the love story of Ethel and Norman is also complicated by failing health and has been described as a work of rare simplicity and beauty.
Directed by Michael Walsh
Directed by Dave Metcalf
Music Direction by Mark Nelson
Winner of 3 Tony Awards and 14 nominations, including best musical in 2005, this musical comedy is adapted from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail and is a parody of the Arthurian legend. There are lots of differences from the movie, but some familiar aspects too, including some memorable musical numbers.
Featuring a cast where some actors play several characters, there is a lot of room for flexibility, which adds to the humor and is testimony to both the movie and the original Broadway show.
Whether audiences are familiar with Monty Python’s shows. or the Holy Grail movie, there are laughs galore in what has been described as a show with phenomenal speed, wit and cheek which will leave audiences weak with laughter.