Monday, March 07, 2011
Review: Fun (A Lot!) at Spamalot
Now, I knew I was going to enjoy the show because I love all things Monty Python, but even my sister (who couldn't last through the original movie) was joining in the laughter - and maybe laughing more than me! Maybe...
The beautiful theater at the Cerritos Center is small, but tall (4 floors high!) with box seats on the sides like the theaters of old Europe in a completely modern look. We were on the 3rd floor (The Gold Circle), but still had a great view of the stage!
Oh Yes! The musical does go through the story of King Arthur finding his knights of the Round Table and searching for the Holy Grail with the added character of the Lady of Lake, played by Caroline Bowman, whose beautiful voice really carried the "musical" part of the show. Along the way, we are treated with songs of all genres extrapolated from famous quotes in the movie such as "I Am Not Dead Yet" and "Run Away", and new songs, such as "You Won't Succeed on Broadway" and "His Name is Lancelot", that are, if it is possible, even better! The two songs that really tied the show together (and even gave me a warm 'n fuzzy feeling inside) were "The Song That Goes Like This", a tongue-in-cheek homage to all musicals, and "Find Your Grail", which was actually, kind of, sort of, in a way inspiring!
Holy Grail of Musicals!
-Tiina Vuorenmaa, ExperienceLA Staff
Posted by experiencela at 12:07 PM