Monty Python’s Spamalot
Eric Idle (Book & Lyrics); John Du Prez & Eric Idle (Music)
|The Cast of “Monty Python’s Spamalot”|
Bringing to a local theatre a big, Broadway stage show that many people have already seen either in New York or one of its tours can be tricky. But when that smaller production fills its stage with props delicious in their ingenuity and hilarity (Scott Ludwig), costumes reaping laughs as soon as they are seen (Melissa Sanchez), and choreography both hilariously tapped on tables (Stephanie Bayer) and rollickingly high-kicked/low-stepped on stage (Andrew Ceglio), then we have a potential winner of a show. And when a full cast of characters parade forth in high/low-comedic, caricature fashion bringing their foibles, follies, and (yes, sorry) farts with them (as well as their outstanding singing voices since this IS a musical), then the production of Monty Python’s Spamalot now running at Palo Alto Players is nothing short of a ridiculously good time.
For my full review of this hilariously good time, please click to my full Talkin’ Broadway review: http://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj83.html.
Rating: 4.5 E
Monty Python’s Spamalot continues through May 14, 2017 at Palo Alto Players, Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Tickets are available at www.paplayer.org or by calling 650-329-0891.
Photo Credit: Joyce Goldschmid
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