The Highwood Theatre wishes to extend a very special thanks to the following people who have contributed extra time and energy to this production.

Karla Letsche, James Kearney, L’Tanya Mari’ Lumpkin-Rivas, Sarah Scott, David Waldman, Toly Yarup, Erika Sparks, Edward Meiman, Colleen Meiman, Marcy Ference, St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School, Montgomery College

A special shout out to our neighbor, Roadhouse Oldies, for their support!


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All songs published by Rutsongs Music & Ocean Music Ltd., © 2004. All rights Reserved, except songs from Monty Python & the Holy Grail, published by EMI/Python (Monty) Pictures as follows: “Finland,” music and lyrics by Michael Palin; “Knights of the Round Table,” music by Neil Innes, lyrics by Graham Chapman and John Cleese, “Brave Sir Robin,” music by Neil Innes, lyrics by Eric Idle; and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” music and lyrics by Eric Idle from Life of Brian, published by Python (Monty) Pictures.

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Patron (cont.)
Susan Mann
The Moorehead Family
Rick and Joanne Rome
Pete’s New Haven Style Apizza
Kay and Gary Stevens
Pat and Bob Wittie​

Harold Bucholtz
Jayne Letsche
Jim and Sharon Lowe
The Middleton Family
Kenneth and Linda Nicola
Matthew Nicola
The Starr Family
Richard Stroup
Missi Tessier

Robert N. Alfandre Foundation
Val Cummings
The Halbreiner Family in memory of Robert N. Alfandre
Doris Kearney in memory of Col. W. M. Kearney
Wittie, Letsche, & Waldo LLP

United Way of the National Capital Region
Kevin Kearney
Production Sponsor
Karla Letsche
James Kearney
Dave Weadon
The William and Karen Tell Foundation

Season Sponsor
S. Kann Sons Company Foundation
The Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County

Anonymous (6)
The Adelfio Family
The Barker Family
The Callahan Family
Linda and John Corkery
Linda Cartwright and John Dineen
Arlene Donovan
Wendy Dorman
Joyce Dorris
The Emerson Family
David Glietz

​​Pauline Sobel and Larry Gondelman
The Greene Family
Barbara and Scott Harris
Robert and Phyllis Hoffman
​Bryan and Jenny Kearney

​Mike and Pam Kearney
Joseph and Bonny Krenz
Susanne and Richard Leach
Bill and Beth Loizeaux
Amy Duroska and Richard Leidl in honor of the younger generation
Colleen Meiman
Mosquito Squad
Alfred Pate
Liz Russomanno
John and Rosemary Ryan
The Shusterman Family
Sligo Cafe
Barbara, Larry, and Ben Stone
Ginger South
Thomas and Lauren Van Wazer

Anonymous (1)
Pascale, Liz, and Cornelius Bronder
Community Crisis Services, Inc.
Intuit Quickbooks
Bill and Doris Loehning
Rochelle and Eric Mayer


The Highwood Theatre depends on you to help us expand our participant base and our programs, especially as we establish a presence in our new Silver Spring neighborhood.  We really appreciate everything that you do!

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SPAMALOT  |  Due to popular demand, a fifth and final performance has been added- Sunday, August 2nd at 7:00 PM! Only a few tickets are left, so buy tickets now to guarantee your seat. 


Want to get involved at Highwood this fall? Be on the lookout in the coming weeks for an official announcement of our upcoming 2015-2016 student programs! From classes to ensembles and productions, there’s something for everyone - offstage and onstage! For the latest information about programs and registration, please visit www.thehighwoodtheatre.org.

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Be sure to check our website in August for information about our 2015-2016 programs and productions!

The Students' Theatre at The Highwood Theatre presents:​

Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”

From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin

Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions,The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz,Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment

Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide, 570 Seventh Avenue, Suite 2100, New York, NY 10018. (866) 378-9758



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King Arthur: Samuel Intrater
Sir Robin/Guard #1/Brother Maynard: Esther Kimelman-Block
Sir Lancelot/The French Taunter/Knight of Ni/Tim The Enchanter: Edwin A. Johnson IV
Patsy/Mayor/Guard #2: Yael Kissel
Sir Galahad/Dennis/Prince Herbert’s Father/The Black Knight: Gabriel Kammann
Sir Bedevere/Dennis Galahad’s Mother/Concorde: Ilana Kissel
The Lady of the Lake: Leora Cherry
Historian/Not Dead Fred/French Guard/Minstrel/Prince Herbert: Rachel Sparks

Ensemble: Ian Johnson & Dylan Kaufman​

Directed and Choreographed by: Kevin Kearney
Additional Choreography: Leora Cherry
Stage Manager: Orion Stekoll
Costume Design: Tip Letsche and Erika Sparks
Sound Design: Toly Yarup
Prop Design: Ieuan Richards
Set Design: Lylah Kusnet, Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat, Ieuan Richards, Sachi Sakaniwa

Projection Design: Elena Meiman
Sound Board Operator: Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat
Light Board Operator: Simon Ellerbe

Student Tech Crew: Lylah Kusnet, Phoenix Ganz-Ratzat, Ieuan Richards, Sachi Sakaniwa, Sirelani Thomas-Kaonohi


Keyboard: Kevin Kearney​


Check out rehearsal photos of the Spamalot cast below!

Esther Kimelman-Block (Sir Robin/Guard #1/Brother Maynard) is an eleventh grader at Sandy Spring Friends School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. In the past, she has participated in many school plays as part of the cast as well as the stage crew. She has also appeared in numerous talent shows performing the song “I Love to Laugh” from the musical Mary Poppins. In her spare time, she likes to weave and bake. While this is Esther’s first Highwood production, one of her sisters was in our recent production of Company. “Help send Highwood into new worlds.”

Leora Cherry (The Lady of The Lake) 
is an eleventh grader at School For Tomorrow. This is her ninth production at The Highwood Theatre, having recently appeared as Edwin Drood in Highwood’s fall production of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. Her hobbies include singing and acting, and in her spare time she has written a twenty-eight page screenplay. “The holy grail is cool.”

Yael Kissel (Patsy/Mayor/Guard #2) 
is an eighth grader at Brooke Lee Middle School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. She was in the ensemble of her school’s production of The Little Mermaid. She also played Eliza Doolittle in her summer camp’s production of My Fair Lady. She enjoys playing video games and creating art. “Have an amazing time!”

Ilana Kissel (Sir Bevedere/Dennis Galahad’s Mother/Concorde) 
is a fourth grader at the Jewish Primary Day School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. In the past, she has appeared in a production of My Fair Lady. Her hobbies include creating art and playing video games. She is Jewish. "Enjoy the show!"

Samuel Intrater (King Arthur)
 is a tenth grader at Albert Einstein High School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. He played Eddie Grantwood in “The Future Is In Your Tiny Hands” and participated in the ensemble of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, both produced by his high school. He has also taken a first-level theatre class at school. In his spare time, he likes to surf the internet and act. He was born on New Years’ Day 2000. “Hi.”

Edwin Johnson (Sir Lancelot/The French Taunter/Knight of Ni/Tim The Enchanter) 
is a tenth grader at Albert Einstein High School. This is her first production at The Highwood Theatre. He has performed in Oliver Twist as Bill Sikes as well participating in his school’s production of How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying. He was part of Martin Luther King High School’s afterschool Rock Band program. In his spare time, he likes to play his guitar and act. He aspires to one day become a triple threat as an actor, artist, and musician. “Get ready to laugh!”

Rachel Sparks (Historian/Not Dead Fred/French Guard/Minstrel/Prince Herbert)
 is a home-schooled seventh grader. This is her eighth production at The Highwood Theatre, with four productions taking place in the past year alone! She recently appeared as Amy in Company, Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing, and Lucy in You’re a Good Man, Charlie Brown. She likes to act and sing and has been acting for half of her life. “Ni!”

Gabriel Kammann (Sir Galahad/Dennis/Prince Herbert’s Father/The Black Knight) 
is a ninth grader at Northwood High School. This is his tenth production at The Highwood Theatre, having worked with Highwood extensively for four years. He most recently played Steve in August: Osage County, John Jasper in The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Emmett in last year’s summer musical Legally Blonde. In his spare time he enjoys acting and dancing. “Don’t be a salad…be the best damn broccoli you can be.”​