Tag Archives | Monty Python


Review: ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre

A first-rate production of Monty Python’s Spamalot opened last night in the intimate Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children’s Theatre, in Frederick, Maryland. Spamalot is the creation of Monty Python’s Eric Idle who wrote the book and lyrics and with John du Prez the music. It is a very funny, farcical, British satire about the fabled […]

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‘The Basilisk of Barnagasso’ at The George Washington University Department of Theatre and Dance

An exuberant troupe of seven players (and some ad-libbing stage hands) fabricated a screwball, madcap adventure of star-crossed lovers and lost fortunes, vagabonds, soldiers, bandits, hired thugs and a baker. In the tradition of Commedia dell’Arte, at each performance the cast must fabricate the night’s entertainment from the bare bones of a plot outline, a gaggle […]

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Meet the Cast of ‘Spamalot’ at The Port Tobacco Players‏: Part 1: Jimmy Payne

In Part 1 of a series of interviews with the cast of The Port Tobacco Players’ Spamalot – meet Jimmy Payne. Tell our readers where they may have seen you on local stages. Little Theater of Alexandria: 1776 (John Adams), Shenandoah (Charlie Anderson). The Arlington Players: Ragtime (Tateh), Fiddler on the Roof (Tevye), Follies, (Ben), Guys & Dolls (Nicely Nicely), […]

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2015 Capital Fringe Review: ‘The Life of King John’

The Life of King John is a one-of-a-kind interpretation of Shakespeare’s historical play, directed by Alan Duda. The production weaves elements and references from Monty Python’s Spamalot into this Shakespeare work. Though many of the jokes were either predictable or ‘unique,’ the humor set a goofy, entertaining tone. Peter Eichman and Mikki Barry, who played […]

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‘On the Razzle’ at Silver Spring Stage

In Tom Stoppard‘s wonderful farce, On the Razzle, the humor relies on mistaken identities, lots of puns and malapropos, pratfalls, sex, and pomposity. Silver Spring Stage’s hilarious production, which opened last night. is produced by Jim Robertson and directed by Erin Bone Steele. If the plot seems familiar, you might want to know it was first […]

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Spine: ‘Famous Puppet Death Scenes’

Gordon Craig, one of the early giants of modern theatre, provocatively wrote: “There is only one actor – nay one man – who has the soul of the dramatic poet, and who has ever served as the true and loyal interpreter of the poet. This is the Marionette.” Watching the Old Trout Puppet Workshop’s Famous Puppet […]

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‘Spamalot’ at Riverside Center Dinner Theater

Riverside Center Dinner Theater presents Monty Python’s Spamalot, based on the beloved motion picture Monty Python and the Holy Grail. With Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle and Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle, this goofy spoof is a huge delight! Dann Dunn directs a superb ensemble of talented and humorous singers and […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at Zemfira Stage

The inner friskiness of the 20-member cast, many making their Zemfira Stage debuts, took over after intermission, to make the opening night of Monty Python’s Spamalot ultimately a lively evening of daft musical comedy. Once jitters were disposed, the large ensemble and lead cast members lived in their moment to give the audience a cheery, cheeky, […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre

A Silly and Satisfying “Spamalot” in Annapolis It was perfect weather on opening night for the outdoor Annapolis Summer Garden Theatre‘s Monty Python’s Spamalot. Now in its 49th year, ASGT finishes their 2014 season with a silly and spirited production that features strong performances, a tight musical ensemble, grand and plentiful costumes, and a joyous showmanship […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School-Saturday, May 3, 2014 Matinee Cast

This is a review of the Saturday matinée cast of West Potomac High School’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, with the following changes in casting  from ‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School’s review on DCMetroTheaterArts by Jessica Poole. At my Saturday, May 2, 2014 matinee performance these roles were portrayed by the following students: Lady of the […]

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‘Monty Python’s Spamalot’ at West Potomac High School

West Potomac High School’s production of the “lovingly ripped off from” the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot brings lotd of humor to the stage in a rousing theater adventure. Taken from the original screenplay (written by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael […]

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