Belfast Area High School will open its production of “Spamalot” Friday, Nov. 8, for a two-weekend run in the “gym-a-caf-a-torium” of the school, 98 Waldo Ave. Performances will be Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m.; and Sundays at 2 p.m. through Nov. 17.

The musical, “lovingly ripped off from” the popular film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” differs from the movie in some respects but features such favorite characters as the Knights Who Say Ni, a knight who truly fights to the finish and a killer rabbit. The show is directed by Sonja Richardson, who also did the choreography and set design; with musical direction by Patrick Munson and Cliff Young.

The large cast features Cameron Pillitteri as King Arthur, Maggie Goscinski as Patsy, Jeffrey Miller as Sir Robin, Maximillian Howard as Sir Lancelot, Leander Andrews as Sir Galahad, Alyson Peabody as Sir Bedevere, Emma Moesswilde as The Lady Of The Lake, Autumn Stupca and Kyah Watson-Fountaine as the Historians (and in a number of other roles), Ian Sweetland as Not Dead Fred, Catey McGinn as the French Taunter and Hannah Lynam as a French Guard, Malcolm Dunson-Todd as Prince Herbert's Father, Kayla Davis and Taylor Stevens as the Guards, Michelle McIntire as Sister Mary Frances, Miranda Stevens as Tim The Enchanter, Grace Bagley as Concorde, Amber Roberts as Sir Not Appearing, Skyler Bean as Sir Bors and Tai Melendy as The Black Knight.

Small choruses — Finnish and French citizens, monks, plague victims, Ni knights, minstrels and Laker Girls — that weave in and out of the story and join the big production numbers feature some of the aforementioned actors plus Owen Falvey, Abagail Kirk, Audrey Lightner, Genevieve Schortz, Victoria Stover and Hannah White.

The pit band features Maylinda Boynton, Kaitlin Goslant, Ben Robson, Evan Schweikert and Zeke Ventura. Joshua Peabody is Stage Manager, and Ethan Campbell and Phil Taylor comprise the backstage crew. Brandon Richards mans the lights and sound.

Production Manager is Val Henderson, who also handles props. Set Construction Foreman was Joshua Peabody and his building/painting team featured Brandon Richards, Autumn Stupca, Sarah Berry, Kyah Watson-Fountaine, Ian Sweetland and Caty Richardson. Costumes are by Sarah Joy, and Sarah Berry and Tina Hill handle hair and makeup.

Tickets will be sold at the door for $8, $5 for students and senior citizens. Concessions will be available from Ice On The Move.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.