The guys in Monty Python were pretty comfortable playing multiple roles, so it just makes sense that there's a lot of double-duty going on with the upcoming Marquee Productions run of "Spamalot," the musical based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

The eight-show run at San Jose's Montgomery Theater opens Friday night and will benefit Children's Musical Theater of San Jose (Go to www.cmtsj.org for tickets).

Tim Reynolds, who plays King Arthur, is one of the few involved who's not juggling other duties right now. Catherine Brady, who will be vocal director for CMT's Rising Stars show, "Oklahoma," is the Lady of the Lake; Doug Santana will be playing Galahad when he's not teaching performing arts at Archbishop Mitty High. Ian Leonard and Claire Alexander are the artistic staff for "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" while also being part of the "Spamalot" ensemble.

And, of course, CMTSJ's artistic director, Kevin Hauge, is both directing and choreographing the show, which runs through April 19. Maybe everyone should take two bows at the curtain.

TAKE A SHOT OF HISTORY: The Preservation Action Council and the San Jose Historic Landmarks Commission are celebrating Preservation Month in May by hosting the third citywide Historic Photo Competition.

The contest is open to students and adults, whose work will be judged separately on creativity, technique and the significance of the historical structure, place or artifact. Entries are due April 27, and about two dozen finalists will be selected for an exhibit that'll culminate with an awards ceremony June 5 at Southern Lumber Co. on Monterey Highway.

Entries can be sent to Contest2014@SJHistoricalPhoto.com. More details are available at www.sjhistoricalphoto.com.

WEDDING WEAR: There's a really special event going on at the San Jose Woman's Club this week. The group is partnering with another local nonprofit, Wish Upon a Wedding, to raise money for weddings and vow renewals for couples who face terminal illness and other life-altering circumstances.

They'll have more than 800 wedding dresses on sale at the Landmark Ballroom at 75 S. 11th St. during a trunk show that begins Thursday night with a VIP Girls Night Out and continues Friday and Saturday. A $15 donation is requested to attend the VIP event, but admission is free the other two days.

Donations of wedding dresses -- from 2008 and newer -- will be accepted throughout the event.

For more information, email info@bridesforacause.com or go to www.bridesforacause.com.

Contact Sal Pizarro at spizarro@mercurynews.com. Follow him at Twitter.com/spizarro.