PA school drops “Spamalot” musical because of questionable content

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Administrators at a high school in Lycoming County cancel a musical students were set to perform next spring.  South Williamsport’s Junior Senior High School students were planning to do a performance of Broadway’s Monty Python’s Spamalot, but the subject matter was determined to be inappropriate for students.

Dawn Burch, the director of drama department said that she received an email saying the musical would be dropped because of its homosexual themes.  The controversial content in question being a homosexual wedding.

“If it’s a controversial issue and there are other choices that would be less controversial, I would support the school,” said Manny Tskitas from South Williamsport.

“It’s doesn’t bother me,” said Jodi Cogley, whose child attends South Williamsport High School.

In the email, Burch says the principal wrote that homosexuality does not exist in a conservative community such as South Williamsport.

Read more: WNEP


  • TX1966

    Manny doesn't even know what the show is about…and the principal should be forced to resign immediately. Too busy trolling for homosexuality than to do the job you are paid to do. Pathetic.

    The drama dept. should stage the show anyway! If not in the auditorium, across the street or in a public area that is not school grounds.

    • Zach

      Actually if you read the actually article, WNEP noted that such email doesn’t actually exist and apologizes for what they reported. Maybe you shouldn’t jump to conclusions especially when a bitch who doesn’t get her way just ruins a good mans reputation without any proof. You very disrespectful for trying to ruin the mans reputation as well for what you said.

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