Brewster Theater Company presents irreverent 'Spamalot'

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The Brewster Theater Company's production of "Spamalot" will take place at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel, N.Y., Aug. 12 and 13. Rehearsing are Bob Dumont, left, as Patsy, and Rob Ansbro, as King Arthur.
The Brewster Theater Company’s production of “Spamalot” will take place at Drew Methodist Church in Carmel, N.Y., Aug. 12 and 13. Rehearsing are Bob Dumont, left, as Patsy, and Rob Ansbro, as King Arthur.Judy Brewster / Contributed photo

The award-winning musical “Spamalot” — lovingly ripped from the motion picture, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” — is on stage in Carmel, N.Y., through Saturday, Aug. 13. Produced by the Brewster Theater Co., it features everything from cancan dancers and catapulting cows to a killer rabbit.

“It’s very funny, has a lot of dancing and big production numbers, plus lots of slapstick humor,” said Judy Brewster, co-producer of the show with Stacy Dumont. “It’s an irreverent tale about King Arthur’s search for the holy grail.

“Along the way he meets all these different men and knights them. They become the Knights of the Round Table.”

Brewster said the theater company chose “Spamalot” as its summer musical because it’s a popular show that members felt would attract a wide audience. “We wanted something fun and upbeat.” she said. “We felt people needed a good laugh and that still holds true, even more so now than when we first picked it.”

Drew Methodist Church, 28 Gleneida Ave., Carmel, N.Y. Friday, Aug. 12, 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, 2 and 8 p.m. $23 adults, $20 seniors/students. 845-232-0739, brewstertheatercompany.org