January 16, 2007

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To celebrate Stephen’s birthday we had an evening out at the theatre. Only high brow drama for us – Spamalot! If you love Monty Python the Holy Grail and you are not a fan of musical theatre you will love this production. It has all your favorite scenes, lots of new tunes, a few classics and great sets. Plus, they’ve added a real female character (not one of those men in drag) The Lady of the Lake. She makes the show.

Although Monty Python has English origins there are a few scenes that depend on the Broadway production’s audience since it launched and still plays in NYC. The second act includes an entire production around needing a Jew to be successful on in London's West End theatre. No one laughed in London. New Yorkers would have been in hysterics.

The sets are highlighted with many of the classic animations from the film version. Plus, there are dancing girls, confetti falling from the ceiling, sales of Spam sandwiches in the aisles and ice cream at intermission.

This is a great way to celebrate any birthday, especially if you are looking for something different. Now to start planning for next year.