I’m not a theater person, but I want to at least try to develop some knowledge about it. Why? Many of my favorite classical music / songs came from theater, opera and Broadway. I don’t want to be a hypocrite and claim to like those songs without really appreciating where they come from, right? So I am making an effort to appreciate theater.
I still don’t go out of my way to watch theater, but when an opportunity to watch a nice one comes along, I really consider it. I was invited to watch this year’s run of Spamalot in April.
At first, I’m like, what’s Spamalot? Some Googling later, I am convinced that it’s going to be fun and hilarious.
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
I am not sure if I have seen the Monty Python movies before. I might have when I was younger, I’m not really sure. So I’m going to have to find a copy and watch it.
Anyway, Spamalot is based on one of Monty Python’s movies called Monty Python and the Holy Grail. it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, and has won various Tony Awards, and been nominated to the Tonys many times.
They had their first run in Manila last year, and it was a hit with critics. Even my sister has heard of Spamalot, so I’m probably such an ignorant person who hasn’t heard of it at all 😀 Here’s some more information about Spamalot (see below) and I’ll blog about it after I see it in April 🙂
There are only 10 shows of Spamalot, so if you’re interested, make sure to get your tickets now!
Monty Python’s Spamalot
Back by Popular Re-QUEST!
King Arthur is back, by popular demand with his “resplendently silly” (New York Times) quest for Holy Grail! MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT, which treated local audiences to “a rollicking good time” (ABS-CBN News) last year, returns in April 2018—this time in a new venue. Starring multi-awarded actor/singers Rachel Alejandro, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, and Lorenz Martinez (among many others), the “hilarious” (Theater Fans Manila) Broadway musical import will play a ten-show run on Fridays (9:00 pm) Saturdays (3:00 and 8:00 pm), and Sundays (3:00 and 8:00 pm) from April 13 to 22 at the state-of-the-art Globe Auditorium, Maybank Performing Arts Theater at the BGC Arts Center.
Upstart presents MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. Starring (in alphabetical order): Roxy Aldiosa, Rachel Alejandro, Reb Atadero, Rachel Coates, Domi Espejo, Rhenwyn Gabalonzo, Carla Guevara-Laforteza, Lorenz Martinez, Noel Rayos, Bibo Reyes, Dean Rosen, George Schulze, and Chi-no Veguillas. Directed by Joel Trinidad and Nicky Triviño. Musical Direction by Onyl Torres. Choreography by the Martinez Sisters.
Tickets available from TicktetWorld at 891 9999 or Upstart at 0917 8116156.
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