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2 stars
I wore a silk suit and my husband wore a dress jacket and pants. People are dressing rather sloppy for the theater lately. It is a special place and I enjoy seeing the folks dressed up. It makes it seem more special..
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Mitsua Market on Paularino, 1.5 blocks east of Bristol on the South side of the 405 has a great food court with all kinds of Japanese Food available. The market has a great "to-go" sushi fare and in the early evening most of the sushi, made that afternoon, is marked down for a quick sale. I especially like the noodle shop closest to the check out stands of the Market, and their spicy Pork Noodles are terrific. More expensive and the best in the food court is the noodle shop in the middle of the court, about 3 stalls to the right of the first noodle shop, to the right of it, is a stall that has a great tempura, teriyaki combo, that I've enjoyed for years. Mitsua Market has wonderful desserts with shops specializing in frozen mochi and pastries, as well as fare only found in Japan. In fact, going to Mitsua is to be transported to an authentic Japanese SuperMarket and Food Court.
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"Monty Python's Spamalot"
107 ratings
4.7 average rating
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9 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Oct 08 2009

The show was HILARIOUS and definitely worth seeing again! We sat in Tier 3, which wasn't terrible, but I would have liked to be a little lower, because we could see the actors prepare over the set pieces.

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1 review
0 stars
attended Oct 08 2009

This was the first time I used Gold Star and I felt the experience from beginning to end was easy and fun. We got great seats for a great price. I took my daughters to their first theatrical performance for their birthday and they loved it. I...continued

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1 review
1 stars
attended Oct 06 2009

Loved Spamalot but hated the seats. We were right up against the outside wall and could not see stage right. I would not use Goldstar for this theater again since I could not see where the seats would be.

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See a video from _Spamalot _at the OCPAC website.


The Tony and Grammy® Award-winning Monty Python’s Spamalot will open the Orange County Performing Arts Center’s blockbuster 2009-2010 Broadway Series. The Center run is the last chance for audiences to see Monty Python’s Spamalot before the national tour closes. Monty Python’s Spamalot continues to taunt cities across the nation. “A high energy blast, you’ll leave the theater whistling!” said Terry Byrne from The Boston Herald. CTV’s Chris Perez said “Hilarious show…it pushes comedy to its limits. This show is a crowd pleaser!” “You could put a happy-meter in the theater and watch it go off the charts!” exclaims Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star.

Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. In addition, the original cast recording of Monty Python’s Spamalot won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Bank of America is the Title Sponsor of the Center’s 2009-2010 Broadway Series. Cox Communications is the Media Partner of the Broadway Series.

Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight.

Directed by Mike Nichols, Monty Python’s Spamalot features a book by Eric Idle, based on the screenplay of Monty Python and the Holy Grail by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez. Casey Nicholaw is the choreographer.

Monty Python’s Spamalot is produced by Boyett Ostar Productions.

Set and costume design for Monty Python’s Spamalot is by Tony Award-winner Tim Hatley, lighting design is by Hugh Vanstone and sound design is by ACME Sound Partners. Others on the creative and production teams include David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig Design), Gregory Meeh (Special Effects Design), Elaine McCarthy (Projection Design), Joseph A. Campayno (Make-Up Design), Larry Hochman (Orchestrations), Glen Kelly (Music Arrangements), Todd Ellison (Musical Supervision and Vocal Arrangements), Michael Keller (Musical Coordinator), Peter Lawrence (Associate Director), Tara Rubin (Casting) and Gene O’Donovan (Production Manager).

Monty Python isn’t a person, but a group of British actors and writers (and one American) that performed their famous comedy show Monty Python’s Flying Circus on the BBC from 1969 to 1974, with subsequent international fame and success.