Monty Python's Spamalot: Broadway's Hit Musical at the Ahmanson
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The last date listed for Monty Python's Spamalot was Friday September 4, 2009 / 8:00pm.
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Kristene Wallis
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Saw it last night and loved it. NOT being a jaded, under-the-hill theater-goer (unlike some who write reviews here!), I wasn't expecting enlightenment, 21st Century jokes (even though there were some), or anything other than Pythonesque silliness, of which there was plenty.
Sitting near the top row of the mezzanine at the enormous Ahmanson did not pose a problem at all. These middle-aged eyes and ears were perfectly comfortable and able to take in the plethora of talent embodied in the cast, even though not one of them (except Mr. Hurley) was a recognizable name. Talent will out and so it did.
Go. Don't let any self-proclaimed "sophisticates" talk you out of it. Go. You'll enjoy every minute of it and if you don't, well...hie thee to a shrink, because you might be in need of some happy pills.
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Like the Producers and other movie based musicals, Spamalot is an exploitation of a very dated movie success by the original creator in order to get some rebirth. And like many of those others it suffers from too strong allegiance to the original...continued
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We loved it! Typical Monty Python humor had the whole audience laughing, and the production numbers were great. Sometimes it was difficult to understand what they were saying/singing, word for word - probably because of the British accents. But...continued
Quotes & Highlights
“Plenty of laughs…rousing score. A great date-night musical. Within the heart of each of the remarkable group of knights and louts who make up the cast beats the soul of a rollicking, witty clown.” —The Hollywood Reporter
“Outlandish production numbers…Sumptuous sets and costumes.” —Variety
“Snazzy choreography…Monty Python has a way of coaxing you into its giddy time machine for a journey that, no matter how far-flung, usually ends up in the troupe’s delightfully familiar backyard of anachronistic zaniness.” —Los Angeles Times
Christopher Gurr, who has been with the Monty Python’s Spamalot National Tour from the very beginning, returns to the role of King Arthur (usually performed by John O’Hurley) at the following matinee performances on Saturday, July 26, Saturday and Sunday August 22 and 23 and Thursday, September 3rd.
Monty Python’s Spamalot_
Music and Lyrics by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
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, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin
Choreography by Casey Nicholaw
Directed by Mike Nichols
Monty Python’s Spamalot_ recounts the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table and their quest for the Holy Grail, featuring a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and an armless and legless knight.
Monty Python’s Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director, as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical.