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Monty Pythons Spamalot is a celebrated musical comedy. The musical is inspired by 1975 film ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’. The musical has a book, lyrics and music by ERIC IDLE. John Du Prez is a major composer of the musical. It is directed by Mike Nichols while Casey Nicholaw is the choreographer for this two hours twenty minutes duration musical. This Tony Award Winner Best Musical is a truly exhilarating experience and the credit goes to all Monty Python team who make it one of the most successful musicals in theatrical history.

About Monty Pythons Spamalot

The name Spamalot comes from the line in the movie ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail’ that says ‘we eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot'. Now just looking at the twisted title, no one can imagine that this musical is about King Arthur and his knights. But it is and that too in a way that no musical can afford to be. The musical covers the journey of King who is looking for knights to join him at Camelot. Accompanying him is his servant Patsy. They meet the Lady of the Lake and a host of other odd characters in their way. These characters include The French Taunter, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter and The Lakers Girls. Once The King managed to gather his band, he is approached by God who tells him to go on a quest and find the Holy Grail. The voice of God is in the person of John Cleese. The events and happenings King Arthur encounters in his quest for Holy Grail forms the base of the musical.
There are more than twenty-five songs in the musical and each song is unique and enjoyable.  ‘Come With Me’, ‘All For One’, ‘I'm All Alone’ and ‘Twice In Every Show’ all are inspiring. However,’ Laker Girls Cheer’ and the reprise of ‘Knights of the Round Table The Song That Goes Like This’ truly deserve standing ovation.
The musical has its premier in Broadway in 2005. The production was a runaway hit from day one and continued to run to packed houses for a long period of time. A London production opened at the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in the West End in 2006. Later in 2006, the musical commenced its North American tour followed by Las Vegas run in 2007. The musical is also staged in Australia, Spain and Germany. It got accolades form the theatre audience from the world over and got nominated for 14 Tony Awards of which it won three for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical and Best Direction of a Musical.
Spamalot is a theatrical masterpiece in every sense. It has all the elements of a good entertainer and its ever-growing popularity is a clear proof of this. The musical casts spell on the audience right from the beginning when the turn off mobile phones announcement is made (yes it’s hilariously funny) till the final curtain call. The plot is amazingly funny with all the humor and jokes masterly incorporated in the storyline. The characters are equally amusing. The climax is the most enjoyable of all as the makers kept all the funniest moments from Holy Grail.
The acting is excellent. All the actors have performed their parts with ease and brilliance. Choreography is awesome with every musical number fits like a gem. The scenery is awe-inspiring. There are castles, a forest and a Vegas-style Camelot that seem very glitzy. There is a trapdoor in the stage that from where people and scenery come out and it looks very innovative yet funny. The lighting and costumes also raise the standard of this worth-remembering musical.
All in all, Monty Python's Spamalot is must-watch experience for those who are Monty Python fans and also those who are not, because they will become one after taking this adventurous journey with King Arthur and company. Grab your Monty Python's Spamalot tickets and catch this interesting production as entertainment can’t get better than this.