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Monty Python’s SPAMalot

Posted on by Patrick

Last Wednesday Maggie and I finally got to use our tickets for SPAMalot, which is the musical version of the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail“.

If there is any reason to catch a musical on Broadway, this is it. I laughed from the minute to curtain went up to the end of the show. The plot of the show closely follows that of the movie. The memorable scenes from the movie are all here, plus they have added a new section revolving around the Lady of the Lake.

The songs are pure Python, with great wittiness and silliness. (I highly recommend picking up the soundtrack) Particular favorites were “You won’t succeed on Broadway (without a Jew)” and “I’m not quite dead yet”.

One moment in the course of the show, while fighting the vicious killer rabbit, the actor who’s head is supposed to come off, well, had an issue getting it to come off. And after it’s finally off, Tim Curry (playing the role of King Aurthur) says, “Well, that usually goes a little smoother”. That made the audience crack up even more.

I don’t want to give too much away about the show, but I will say this, if you can get seat C101, do yourself a favor and sit there. It would be well worth it.

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