Dandridge, Beaman, Davis, Dumas and More Will Join O'Hurley in L.A. Spamalot

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Casting has been announced for the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre engagement of Monty Python's Spamalot, which will kick off the Center Theatre Group's 2009-2010 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Los Angeles Music Center in July.

Performance dates of the Tony-winning musical are July 7-Sept 6.

Joining the previously announced John O'Hurley (King Arthur) will be Merle Dandridge (The Lady of the Lake), James Beaman (Sir Robin), Ben Davis (Sir Dennis Galahad), Jeff Dumas (Patsy), Rick Holmes (Sir Lancelot until Aug. 2), Matthew Greer (Sir Lancelot after Aug. 2), Christopher Gurr (Sir Bedevere), Christopher Sutton (Not Dead Fred, Prince Herbert), Matt Allen, Graham Bowen, Nigel Columbus, Timothy Connell, Cara Cooper, Lenny Daniel, Alexa Glover, David Havasi, Erik Hayden, Sarah Lin Johnson, Carissa Lopez, Jennifer Mathie, Lyn Philistine, Tera-Lee Pollin, Darryl Semira, Vanessa Sonon and Paula Wise.

Spamalot features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle, music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, direction by Mike Nichols, choreography by Casey Nicholaw and is based on the screenplay of "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin.

The musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest from God for the Holy Grail — with a short stop in the dazzling Spam-filled land of Camelot.

Spamalot earned the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical and took home honors for direction (Mike Nichols) and one of its stars (Sara Ramirez). Monty Python's Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, ended its reign at Broadway's Shubert Theatre Jan. 11.

Tickets, which start at $30, are available by calling (213) 972-4400 or by visiting www.CenterTheatreGroup.org.

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