Monty Python’s Spamalot
Eric Idle (Book & Lyrics); John Du Prez & Eric Idle (Music)
|Michael Sacco and Joe Murphy|
One of the joys of any Monty Python’s Spamalot production for all of us musical lovers are the obvious (sometimes painfully so) parodies that Eric Idle and John Du Prez continually insert on other musicals such as Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof, A Chorus Line, West Side Story, and anything by Andrew Lloyd Webber. In addition, the show’s over-the-top stunts, eye-popping slapstick, and downright silliness is a perfect escape from the current, daily news headlines of other clownish acts in our own national scene that are not at all funny. 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 delightful singing voices), then a production like that now running at Woodside Community Theatre is nothing short of a ridiculously good time.
Please proceed to Talkin' Broadway for my full review: https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/sanjose/sj181.html.
Rating: 4.5 E
Monty Python’s Spamalot continues Saturday, November 2 (2 and 7:30 p.m.) and Sunday, November 3 (2 p.m.) at Woodside High School Performing Arts Center, 199 Church, Woodside, CA. Tickets are available online at www.woodsidetheatre.com.
Photo Credits: Steve Stubbs