Monty Python's Spamalot is not for the faint of heart who adhere to "pc" rules. There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that is politically correct about this hold-your-sides-laughing spoof on everything sacred and non-sacred.
The Knights of the Round Table led by Richard Chamberlain as King Arthur ride off into complete craziness in their search for the possibly holy grail. Chamberlain gives a standing-ovation performance as he first searches for his knights then goes of on the quest after a brief sojourn in Camelot.
The Lady of the Lake, Merle Dandridge, is outstanding! Her powerful voice was the highlight of the entire play. Her strong list of credits are a testament to her versatility and phenomenal talent.
We noted that a number of people around us knew the various character's words by heart showing that this absolutely zany play has a strong following. While it did distract from the play, and I didn't feel the need to be enlightened as to what was going to happen next by some, it is a testament to just how addictive Spamalot can be!
I can't remember ever laughing as much at a play. A few of us were discussing it afterwards and trying to come up with a good way to explain what we'd just seen. How do you explain anything Monty Python? Many have tried.
The play is based on Python's very popular movie by the same name. If you liked the movie, you'll love the play. If you didn't like the movie, you'll still like the play.
You'll want to Monty Python's Spamalot again, mainly because the zingers come so quickly you'll have to go a second time to catch the ones you missed.
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March 17 - 22
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