Monty Python’s Medieval Madness
“Spamalot” actor Marc Ginsburg on his role as Lancelot… and four other parts. The show plays two weekends in Redondo Beach
by Bondo Wyszpolski
“Monty Python and the Holy Grail” was a hilarious send-up of the Arthurian legend that provoked mayhem at movie theaters in 1975. Three decades later, and altered somewhat, it appeared onstage as “Spamalot,” where it garnered 14 Tony Award nominations, winning three, including Best New Musical. 3-D Theatrical brings it to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center for shows this weekend and next. One of the plum roles belongs to actor Marc Ginsburg. Actually five roles, a couple of which could also be nectarines or cherries. Although based in Encino, Ginsburg has performed regionwide, including as Leo Bloom in “The Producers” at the Norris Theatre, which was reviewed (favorably!) in these pages by Kathryn Cross in 2013. His website is marcandliza.com. But here’s what he’s has to say about his role in “Spamalot.”
“Spamalot” has been around since 2005, and since you’ve been around even before that, were you familiar with the show before auditioning for 3-D Theatrical’s production of it? Had you seen it and said “Oooh! I’d love to be in that one?”
Marc Ginsburg: Being a big Monty Python fan, I’ve been a fan…
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