Monday, March 27, 2006

The Blog That Goes Like This

Katie and I saw Spamalot at the Colonial Theatre on Friday night.

Much like the movie Monty Python & The Holy Grail, Spamalot's plot follows King Arthur as he journeys to find the Holy Grail. Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Along the way, they meet the Lady of the Lake and a host of other characters, including Prince Herbert, The French Taunter, Tim the Enchanter, the Black Knight and the Knights of Ni.
FYI - If just the mention of the Knights of Ni or Tim the Enchanter don't cause you to snicker to yourself while reading this blog then I advise you not to waste your time actually going to see Spamalot. Instead, I suggest that you find something much more boring and pedestrian to do, like, say, watch a rerun of Murder, She Wrote.
Besides taking the best bits from the movie the show also adds some truly hilarious gags and songs that spoof the aura of the Broadway musical. Among these gems are "The Song That Goes Like This" and "Laker Girls Cheer", which bolsters the appearance of the Lady in the Lake to ludicrous levels.
I have never laughed so hard at a theatre production in my life. Every aspect of the show is brilliantly funny. Even the homepage for the production is a hoot.
If you are a Python fan then you owe it to yourself to see this production. It has a limited run in Boston at the Colonial Theatre from March 7th to April 15th. The extended scene with the French Taunter alone is worth the price of admission.
Run, or Silly Walk, to the Colonial Theatre to see this show.


Blogger Cynthia said...

I am SO jealous!!! Unfortunately it costs an arm and a leg (the Black Knight's, no doubt) to go see this in NYC.

9:40 AM, March 27, 2006  
Blogger Andy said...

You SHOULD be jealous!! It ruled over all in attendance. Check the price of tix at the Colonial - better than NY, but probably not family friendly, either.

12:02 PM, March 27, 2006  

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