Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” written by Eric Idle of Monty Python’s Flying Circus, brings Monty Python’s antic humor to the Middle Ages and King Arthur’s Court. Based on the movie “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” “Spamalot” won three Tony Awards in 2005, including Best Musical.
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Spamalot Preview (Curtain Calls 9.3 November 2013)
The History of Community Players: Part 9 (Curtain Calls 9.3 November 2013, p. 3)
During the opening weekend, a conversation was held by a baby boomer cast member and a much younger cast member. Upon noticing an audience of various ages of baby boomers, the youth commented that they bet this audience would not like this type of musical. The baby boomer replied that many of the patrons were in high school, college and their earliest career years, when the Monty Python shows were on television and film, so they will like the show. At the finale, with cast members out in the audience encouraging everyone to sing along to “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” the young cast member was astonished upon being so close to the audience and watching so many in the audience happily singing along.