Foster plays the role of King Arthur, and Cody plays Arthur’s sidekick Patsy in the Eric Idle and John Du Prez musical. Although the married couple has shared the stage on several occasions — Grease, Les Misérables and Cats (where they first met) — this is the first time they have appeared onstage together in Cody’s hometown of Rochester, NY.
They will be joined onstage by Brandon Andrus as Sir Galahad; Mike DiSalvo as Lancelot, the Knight of Ni and Tim the Enchanter; Jacob Hoffman as the Historian, Not Dead Fred and Prince Herbert; Ashley Dawn Mortensen as Lady of the Lake; Jim Poulos as Sir Robin; and Michael James Warrell as Sir Bedevere.
The ensemble features Jessica Azenberg, John Cummings, Nicole Evas, Andy Frank, Leah Hassett, Shannon Mullen, Adam Pellegrine, Frankie Paparone and Jacob Stewart.
Melissa Rain Anderson directs.
The limited engagement also features musical direction by Nolan Bonvouloir and choreography by Lenny Daniel. The design team includes James Morgan (scenic design), Susan Branch Towne (costume design), Brian J. Lilienthal (lighting design) and Ian Hildreth (sound design). "Lovingly ripped off from the classic comedy film 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' this outrageous musical parody," according to press notes, "tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. Embarking on their quest to find the Holy Grail, the Knights’ shenanigans include flying cows, beautiful show girls, killer rabbits, and flatulent Frenchmen – all while performing heart-stopping and hilarious musical numbers."
Tickets are available through the Geva Box Office (585) 232-4382 or online at GevaTheatre.org.