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Marksmen and Daisies perform Spamalot

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Before stepping onto the stage for this year’s winter musical, Spamalot, junior Lukas Palys took a moment to gather himself. The culmination of over three months of work with late nights and weekend work has come down to just three performances. 

Initially created in 2005, Spamalot is based on “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, a comedic British film showcasing King Arthur and his quest for men to join the Knights of the Round Table. Due to the comedic aspect of the film, it has become one of the most top-rated comedies of all time. 

In Spamalot, Palys was cast as the role of Sir Robin, a man who decides to join King Arthur’s Round Table and eventually pursues a career in musical theater. He thoroughly enjoyed his time in the play and continued to develop his singing skills through this experience. 

“(My favorite part) was definitely interacting with everyone,” Palys said. “It’s a really close community because we practice with each other after school for two hours every day. It’s just really good to meet people from different grades and from Hockaday and hang out with them.” 

Although the play turned out to be a huge success, with sold-out audiences for each show, the actors and set managers faced many challenges. 

“I think the biggest challenge is always putting it together at the end because it always turns into crunch time,” Palys said. “We have this thing called Tech Week, which is where we stay really late until 9:30, the week before the show, and we just run the show every night.”

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