On Wednesday, Dena, Annie and I went downtown to see Monty Python’s Spamalot, the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

Starring Hank Azaria, David Hyde Pierce, and Tim Curry, this piece of “musical theatre” is absolutely brilliant. The theatre was packed. The play was funnier than I expected. I don’t think I’ve ever laughed so much or so hard. I even bit the inside of my cheek somehow in the process. The show bills itself as playing “Broadway in Chicago” and indeed their quest is to reach, wait for it, Broadway! But they can’t get to Broadway if they don’t have any Jews. What a dilema!

If you get the chance, go see this show. I suspect it’s going to be one of the hot shows to see when it hits Broadway.

2 thoughts on “Spamalot

  1. Wow, did we see the same show. I admit it had its moments, like “We’ll Never Make It On Broadway”, but you knew everything they were going to say bdfor they said it and the musical numbers wern’t good enough to carry the show. All they did was take the script to the film and insert some “not so good” musical numbers.

    Don’t get me wrong, it was funny, but it was not a good musical comedy. My prediction is that the critics in NY will pan the hell out of it, audiences will love it for the first 6 months, they will rotate different A list casts n and out of the show for the second six months and it will close after a year. A good run and it should make money for the producers, but it still isn’t a very good show.


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