Monty Python Spamalot

Adam Grabau (left) as the Knight Who Says Ni and Arthur Rowan (right) as King Arthur. (Scott Suchman, courtesy / January 22, 2013)

“Spamalot” uses 40 wireless microphones, consumes over 2500 AAA batteries per month, runs over 1 mile of cable and uses custom built lasers to aim the speakers in each house.

Among the props is a cow that weighs 45 pounds and it takes two stagehands to catapult it over the castle.

Spamalot uses approximately 40 coconuts per month, supplied by the Coconut King in Hobe Sound, Florida.

The Show Portal weighs 2800 pounds.

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The heaviest piece of scenery, The Camelot Hanger, weighs in at 6000 pounds.

The “Feet of God” is the heaviest piece manually flown in, weighing 1700 pounds.

The Grail Lift that elevates the Lady of the Lake weighs over 4000 pounds and uses 2600 pounds of hydraulic pressure.

It takes over 80 people on stage and off to run each performance.

The Electrics Department uses 6 tanks of liquid carbon dioxide per week to create the low-ground fog effect and uses 8 fire extinguishers per week for the Feet of God “blast off” effect.

6 pounds of confetti are used at each performance.

The orchestra uses a Spama-horn, an instrument specially developed for and used only in Spamalot.

There are over 100 wigs (including facial hair) in the show, all hand-tied and made of human hair, yak hair, and synthetics supplied from New York, California, and London.

The mud make-up is a formula specially designed for Spamalot.

The poorest peasants’ costumes in the show are actually made of raw silk.

3 feet of “blood” has to be ironed prior to each performance.

There are over 100 undergarments in the show, including 30 pairs of men’s fishnets and 56 cod pieces.

The Lady of the Lake’s costumes are all comprised of hand-strung glass beads.

The costumes are not only made of a wide variety of fabrics, but many are made of molded ABS plastics, and even nuts and bolts. You are as likely to see a costumer with power tools as you are a sewing machine.