Saint Ignatius High School

Spamalot Finds Holy Grail

The cast and crew of this year's spring musical Spamalot performed in front of sold out audiences in what proved to be a hilarious show to remember!
The Harlequins found their holy grail as they performed in front of sold out shows during this year's spring musical. Audiences were entertained through the comedic performances of the Saint Ignatius Harlequins and through cameo performances by Saint Ignaitus employees like English faculty Rich Fujimoto '66 and Campus Minister Tony Krzmarzick.

"One of my favorite aspects of Spamalot was the opportunity for our students to take creative risks," Director David Hoover said. "It's such a ridiculous show that there wasn't really anything off the table for our actors and technicians during the rehearsal process. Artists need to be able to explore various choices to get their best work out."

Allowing the students to exercise creative freedom brought out strong performances by the entire cast. With more than 50 students involved in the production, the energy in The Breen Center for the Performing Arts was palpable.
 
"One of my favorite moments in the whole run was after Saturday night's show, when an old student of mine came up to tell me that he had had such a good time on Friday night that he came back Saturday to see it again," Hoover explained.

As all student productions, the set was built and executed by students. All roles were of equal importance in making sure each details was well thought out and added to the depth of the performances. Whether they were on stage singing, beneath the stage playing, or backstage running the show, the cast, orchestra, and crew really worked together as a team to make Spamalot a success.

"Producing a musical is a lot like baseball: you have to have strong pitching, batting, fielding, and coaching to win games. If one of those things is missing, the whole effort falls apart. In the same way, the various parts of the theatrical team supported the others in their own work," Hoover said. "The results speak for themselves."

Full Cast

King Arthur............................................................... ANDY RYAN '18
Patsy..................................................................... KAYLEIGH HAHN
Robin................................................................ SEAN McSWEEN '20
Lancelot................................................................... LAUREN HAHN
Not Dead Fred/The Black Knight....................... COLIN MYERS '21
Galahad.................................................... CHARLIE PROCTOR '21
Mrs. Galahad.................................................. ISABELLA NOVOSEL
Lady of the Lake.................................................... KAILEE SHAVER
Laker Girl/Head Minstrel.............................. HANNAH RUTKOWSKI
Laker Girl/Minstrel................................................. GILLIAN GINLEY      
Laker Girl/Minstrel................................................... ABBY GOLDEN
Laker Girl/Minstrel ................................................. HANNAH HAHN 
Bedevere............................................................ JOHN CUGEL '20
French Taunter/Tim...................................... DANIEL DEVENNEY '20
Head Knight of Ni..................................................... DARBY SMITH
Ozzy Osbourne...................................................... BEN VACCA '20
Concorde..................................................... KEEGAN KOVACH '21
Herbert................................................................ WILL O’BRIEN '19
Father.................................................................. COLIN FRANK '21
Kevin the Guard/Frenchie.................................... JOSH DAVIS '19
Enrique the Guard..................................... CHARLIE KONCELIK '21
KMac............................................................ KYLE McNAMARA '20
Brother Maynard....................................................... HANNAH LISI