Behind the scenes at Orlando Shakespeare Theater

Sing-A-Long(side) SPAMALOT Stars!

Screen Shot 2015-08-11 at 12.43.56 PMLast year, Orlando Shakes surprised the community with a Les Miserables flash mob that’s been viewed by over 1 million fans on YouTube. This year, we want everyone to participate! Join us as we sing-a-long to “The Bright Side of Life” and record a promotional video for our upcoming production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT.

WHEN: Saturday, August 29 at 12:00 p.m. noon
WHERE: On the lawn in Loch Haven Park between Mills Ave. and Princeton St.

You’ll get the chance to perform alongside professional actors, as we lead you through a brief vocal warm up, learn a beginner’s dance routine, and sing the final chorus of the song.

So now you’re wondering what Orlando Shakes actors will be performing right by your side. Keep an eye out for the familiar faces below!


Davis Gaines, Musical Theatre West

Davis Gaines, Musical Theatre West

Orlando native and Edgewater High School graduate, Davis Gaines (Javert in last season’s Les Misérables), returns as King Arthur. Best known for playing the title role in The Phantom of the Opera more than 2,000 times in New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Gaines remains Los Angeles’ longest-running Phantom.

Raised in South Florida and a graduate of Florida State University, Michael Hunsaker (Jean Valjean in Les Miz) plays opposite Gaines once more in the role of Sir Dennis Galahad. Broadway and National Tour credits include Children of Eden, Chess, Chance and Chemistry, and Ragtime. Hunsaker is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Film Production from Full Sail University.

Dee Roscioli (The Lady of the Lake) is best known for ‘defying gravity’ in the Wicked First National Tour, as well as the Chicago, San Francisco, and Broadway productions. She holds the record for most appearances as Elphaba. Additional credits include Grizabella in the 2002-2003 Cats National Tour and as Mrs. Lovett in Sweeney Todd for Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival.

Local favorite T. Robert Pigott (The Big Bang and Into the Woods) will appear as Sir Robin. Other appearances include Caboose in the original cast of Starlight Express for Starlight Vegas Co. and Baby John in West Side Story for Austria’s Scala Musical Company.

Brad DePlanche (Henry V and It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play) joins the cast as Patsy. He has acted in productions across the country including Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival’s Around the World in Eighty Days and The Three Musketeers for People’s Light.

Philip Nolen plays Sir Bedevere, following countless Orlando Shakes appearances including Nicholas Nickleby and The Big Bang. The local actor/singer has also been featured at Mad Cow Theatre, Actors Theatre of Louisville, and the New York and Orlando International Fringe Theatre Festivals.

Chris Crawford takes on the roles of Prince Herbert/Historian, following his debut appearance as Fred in 2014’s A Christmas Carol. Other credits include Shakespeare Theatre Co.’s Edward II, Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre’s The Producers, and Boeing Boeing with TheatreSquared.


And now the only star missing is YOU!

Planning to join in on the fun? RSVP to let us know!

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  1. Pingback: Sing-A-Long(side) SPAMALOT Stars! | The Shakespeare Standard

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