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West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive to present Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’

Summer Arts Intensive students will perform Monty Python’s “Spamalot” in August. The musical is a colorful, lively production, performed here by Gate City Bank Theatre earlier this year. File photo

The West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive will present Monty Python’s “Spamalot” Aug. 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and at 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 3 at West Fargo High School.

“Spamalot” is an outrageous musical comedy “lovingly ripped off” from the cult classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” It features a chorus line of dancing divas, flying cows, killer rabbits, flatulent Frenchmen and a legless, armless knight to tell the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail.

“Spamalot” is the winner of the 2005 Tony Award for best musical. It features a book and lyrics by Monty Python alum Eric Idle and music by Idle and John Du Prez. This production is adapted from the original “Holy Grail” screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

The West Fargo Summer Arts Intensive production serves as the show’s regional amateur premiere theater program.

The Summer Arts Intensive is led by local arts educators and professionals and is made possible through collaboration with the West Fargo Public Schools. The mission of the Summer Arts Intensive is to further develop the personal and artistic talents of emerging young artists as they gain a comprehensive understanding of theater production and performance.

More than 50 artists from around the Fargo-Moorhead area will help create “Spamalot” as cast and crew.

This is the fourth year of the Summer Arts Intensive. The program has previously produced “Pippin,” “A Chorus Line” and “Chicago.”

The Summer Arts Intensive is sponsored by Essentia Health.

Tickets for the August performances are $15 for adults, $13 for seniors and $10 for students. Tickets are available for reservation starting July 21 online at or by calling (701) 499-1971 from 1 to 4 p.m.