Spamalot made its 2013 tour debut in Richmond last night, and the crowd gave a standing ovation as the curtains fell. Barely a dull moment existed in the just over 2-hour musical experience. Spamalot highlighted classic moments from the Monty Python’s Holy Grail movie, but also created a voice of its own – expanding on jokes, and even entering territory that might have been a bit risky for some members of the audience.
Spamalot tells the story of King Author in medieval Britain He wonders the country side, meeting strange women, knights, and peasant folk. Before long, God himself – voiced by Eric Idol – instructs Arthur to fetch the Holy Grail.
Hilarity ensues. Arthur gets the grail and the girl, and self-aware theater reminds us important to “find your own grail.”
Arthur Rowan, in the role of King Arthur, delivered classic lines with perfect timing – flashbacks to the 70′s Holy Grail movie were common, but the comparison was positive.
I left satisfied, as did my lady friend. A show that pops with color, costumes, sketches, and songs – Spamalot is big Broadway show that’s blowing through Richmond and should not be missed.