June 16– Dreamweavers of West Tennessee’s production of the Monty Python musical “Spamalot” opens Friday night.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” Spamalot retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and persnickety French people.
The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
True to classic Python form, the script as written is a hilarious mix of bawdy, inane, irreverent hijinks, but make no mistake – this is a show you don’t want to miss.
To better mesh with the area’s theater-going demographic, show producer and director Martha Marshall has selectively edited some of the more “adult” scenes, but not so much that it’s not still uproariously funny, and it remains classic Python.
Parents with small children should expect a couple of sparing uses of strong language, left in only where necessary for show continuity, but most will likely be more focused on the singing, dancing, costumes and set scenery.