July 16, 2008

Spamalot revisited

Marin Mazzie as the Lady of the Lake. Not quite Sara Ramirez but she did good.
Drew Lachey as Patsy. He did pretty well.
Stephen "Reverend Camden" Collins as King Arthur. Great singing voice!

I love a good old-fashioned musical...toe-tapping, laugh-out loud funny, no obvious attempts to be dark, edgy or ground-breaking. It's nice to be self-aware, but not too much that you get the feeling while watching that everyone involved is patting each other on the back on how clever they're being. Having thoroughly enjoyed Spamalot during previews three years ago, re-watching it remains ridiculously fun. It's still absurd, politically incorrect, energetic. The house wasn't full, but the cast still brought the house down.


The Hudocks said...

Great writing, Lani! Glad to see you're back. Spamalot was one of the very few musicals I've seen lately (meaning past 3 years!) and Marc and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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