We don’t plan on leaving the area, but if we do, we always had one caveat: we had to live within 60-90 minutes of an international airport.
Today convinced me we need to add one more qualifier: we must live within 60-90 minutes where we can see Broadway touring company shows.
We saw Spamalot today. I started laughing when I was reading the program.
Patrons are asked not to smoke or speak in Swedish in the theatre. Please use cell phones whenever possible.
In a plug to visit Finland, the program said alongside the trees you will find other trees running for thousands of miles. If you have never seen a forest running, then Finland is the place for you.
From then on, it was sheer silliness. Good old goofball silliness. My kind of humor. I’m probably one of a very few who hasn’t seen any Monty Python. So shoot me. Or make fun of me. It’s a fact that I cannot hide from.
For those who have seen The Search for the Holy Grail this isn’t just the film on stage. Act One follows the movie and Act Two wraps it up nicely, which I understand the movie didn’t accomplish (supposedly because of budget restraints.)
I never have laughed until tears rolled down my cheeks, until today. Did I mention it was silly? What fun it must be to sit down and write a parody like this. Nothing is sacred and if it needed parody a way to do it was created.
Example (no big spoiler): Second act, the stage goes dark. Spot comes on a main character alone who sings: The Diva’s Lament “What Happened to My Part?”
The actor that played King Arthur said that Python Heads and musical comedy fans should sit on opposite sides of the theater because they would be enjoying alternating rhythms of laughing at different lines.
Silly. Loved it.