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SHUBERT THEATRE

225 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

MONTY PYTHONS SPAMALOT

Ended 11 Jan 2009 after 3 years

Spamalot is an hilarious adaptation of Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the 1975 film that is the best loved and most successful of the Monty Python screen ventures. A smash hit on Broadway and across the world.

Closed 11 Jan 2009
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14 of 15 people found the following review helpful:
FUNALOT,
Apr 22, 2006
reviewer: from Anytown, AT 55555
I loved this musical. Yes, I had seen all the films, but the live version is also superior. I felt there was a pact between the audience and the players that we were in on the jokes and ironic sentiments of the songs.Although the song, "I'm All Alone," is played for laughs because King Arthur is definitely not alone while he sings, the song is an excellent example of the beautiful music in the show. This song highlights the string section of the pit and offers, well, existential lyrics in the middle of all the silliness.

 

The Shubert is definitely cramped seating; however, my view of the stage was excellent. I went to a matinee and the afternoon included an excellent lunch at Trattoria Trecolori on 45th Street.

 

The show is all in fun; the program recommends children over eight to see it; however, I did have a conversation with a five year old during intermission who loved the French scene!

 

Spamalot takes its own advice: it leaves us laughing as we go.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful:
Laughalot,
Apr 24, 2006
reviewer: from Miami
I nearly died laughing - we had such a great night on our recent trip to NY. I would highly recommend it. We had seats in the Orchestra row L in the center section and we had a great view.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful:
Great (yet expensive) Fun on a Saturday Afternoon,
Jul 09, 2006
reviewer: from Granby, CT USA (almost Massachusetts)
My 24 year old son and I went to the Saturday July 8th matinee (we're both big fans). Great references to other Python movies and sketches (Always Look on the Bright Side of Life).

 

You can tell the performers are having a blast. For example; Lauren Kennedy (the Lady of the Lake) overly scatting and cracking up the audience. Also the Knights that formerly said "ni" when they improvise the word they say now, got one of the knights of the round table to start laughing.

 

It's good to know that they are having fun.

 

The pit orchestra was fantastic!

 

Peace,

 

MikeJP360@AOL.com
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
Best Knight of my life!,
Jul 24, 2006
reviewer: from L.I., NY USA
Best Show ever. Better than Lion King, Rent, Little Shop of Horrors, and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Loved it! and... ugh, stomach full of Spam...Alot! NI! Peng! Neewom!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
I understand the hype! Great Show!,
Oct 30, 2006
reviewer: from Anytown, AT 55555
One review I read before seeing the show stated something "That I laughed so hard I almost died.". I can't quite agree that it was that funny, in fact, one experience that I could relate to such a statement would be the first time I viewed the film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail". "Spamalot" certainly is funny though, so it goes along. After the show I read another review that discussed certain personalities that would not find it funny. I agree. Only a certain minority would not enjoy this show. It was one of the best experiences I have had in a long time. Talent on stage of the highest character and professionalism. Great set and special effects. Just all around Fantastic. You Will Love It. The only thing I could be critical about are seats in the mezzanine are a bit cramped but you will forget you are uncomforatble once the show starts. Just a note that is also an indication to how good the show is, there was not an empty seat in the house and this was a thursday night
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