‘Spamalot’ at the Minnesota State Fair

Published 11:04 am Friday, August 23, 2013

The Minnesota State Fair just got a whole lot more Spammy.

Starting Thursday, the cast of the recent Summerset production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” will search for the grail at the Minnesota State Fair through Sunday. Summerset was the only out-state group selected to be part of the Minnesota State Fair’s inaugural “Arts A’Fair” performances.

“Monty Python’s Spamalot” will be in the Education Building and roaming the fairgrounds, performing and providing information about Summerset and Riverland’s theatre and music programs.

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In celebration of arts in Minnesota, fair guests will be entertained by drumming, dance, theater and music in surprise pop-up showcases throughout the fairgrounds. Arts A’Fair will feature performances by Collide Theatrical Dance Company, Duniya Drum and Dance Company, Green T Productions, History Theatre, In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre, Live Action Set, Mu Performing Arts, Stages Theatre Company, Summerset Theatre, TigerLion Arts, University of Minnesota Centennial Showboat, and Zorongo Flamenco Dance Theatre & School. Arts A’Fair has booth space in the Education Building to provide more about these groups.

Several members from the cast will perform selections like “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” and “Find Your Grail” today through Sunday.

Company members performing include Travis Kasper, Jennifer Bute, David Rask Behling, Brian Gorman, Lucas Johnson, James Zschunke, Jennifer Wiebrand, Eve Cowan, Robert Johnson, Jake Gustine, Emma Waters, and Kaye Perry.

Dori Schou will be the  accompanist.  Lindsey Duoos Williams, Riverland Theatre director and Summerset executive director, and Melissa Johnson will volunteer at the Arts A’Fair booth in the Education Building.

Arts A’Fair is supported by contributions made to the Minnesota State Fair Foundation from individuals and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.