Countdown to Spamalot

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 - By: Jack NG, Ellis ‘21

As second term at Brentwood comes slowly to a close, knights, minstrels, and Laker Girls alike will put the finishing touches on this year’s Brentwood College School musical: Monty Python’s Spamalot. With opening night soon approaching on February 26th, the cast and crew are busy at work, backed by Mr. Newns and his twenty-piece orchestra.

Orchestra rehearsals have only recently started, over this weekend, and continue on a nightly basis until the students depart for midterm break. Upon return from break, the cast has only a week until curtain, resulting in eight days of chaotic preparation, which the returning crew refer to as “Musical Freak Week”.

Directors shrieking from every angle, endless re-runs of dance numbers, and full-tilt line memorization will take up the most of the next three weeks for anyone involved in the show. But fear not Brentwood, this will be a good one.

When The Historian/Brother Maynard - Tommy M, Privett ‘23 - was asked how he felt about this year’s show, he replied with “It’s awesome. It’s so funny and always pulls you in. We couldn’t have picked a better show.” Cast members throughout the ranks seem to feel the same way. “I’m super excited for this one” Kenya B, Alexandra ‘20 (The Lady of the Lake) declares. “It’s so different from any show I’ve ever done!”

After six months of rehearsals, lines, costumes, makeup, swords, cows, fish (yes, you read correctly) and coconuts, the cast and crew of Spamalot are almost ready to put on quite the show.

The show runs Feb. 26-29 at 7:30 with a 2:00 matinee Feb. 29. Tickets can be booked at

Jack NG, Ellis ‘21

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