The “Spamalot” cast has been tasked with no small amount of multi-tasking. Bergstresser, for example, portrays the Black Knight and the father of Prince Herbert in addition to Sir Galahad. He explained that his character starts out as Dennis, a mud-gatherer, and is transformed into the “dashingly handsome” Galahad.
“It’s a whole lot of fun,” he said.
Meyers said the show was auditioned in August, a couple of weeks earlier than normal to allow more time for costume work. She indicated that everyone in the cast besides Nymeyer as King Arthur has at least three costume changes, and some have as many as five.
That’s in keeping with the Python tradition. Meyers noted that in the Monty Python films, the actors also had multiple roles.
“It’s a fast-paced show, not much downtime for anybody,” she said of ECT’s “Spamalot.” “Even the chorus plays multiple characters in the show.”
In Meyers’ view, the “Spamalot” cast is ready for an audience.
“It’s a great show,” she said. “I hope a lot of people come to see it, because it’s fun, it’s vibrant, it’s a great escape.”
In addition to Meyers, the “Spamalot” production team consists of assistant director Annette Kaczanowski, with choreography by Jackie Jo Brewers, music direction by Mark Swendsen, vocal direction by Kim Dooley, costumes by Linda Wiesinger and accompanied by Miriam Houck. The orchestra includes Lonnie Waggoner and Justin Skinner on trumpet, Bob Stemm on trombone, Kathie Plank on flute, Ann Noble on guitar and banjo and Brenda Summers on keyboards.