Monty Python’s Spamalot is coming to San Francisco’s Golden Gate Theatre in April 2009 as part of the Best of Broadway season. Photos by Carol Rosegg
Prepare to eat ham and jam and Spam a lot.
Monty Python’s Spamalot, the 2005 Tony Award-winning best musical, is coming to San Francisco at long last. The tour has been going for a while, but because there was a sit-down production at the Wynn Resort in Las Vegas, California wasn’t allowed to get the tour.
Well, now that the Vegas production has been vanquished by a most mean, foul and cruel-tempered rodent a.k.a. white fluffy bunny, the tour is free to hit the Bay Area. And so it will, as the last-announced show in the SHN/Best of Broadway season, and it will play the Golden Gate Theatre in April of 2009.
Based on the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical is directed by Mike Nichols and features a score by original Python member Eric Idle and John Du Prez.
As in the movie, the musical tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. But unlike the movie, the musical takes a detour to Las Vegas, features a warbling Lady of the Lake and more singing and dancing than you can throw a coconut at.
Tickets for Spamalot are currently available to Best of Broadway subscribers. Call 415-551-2050 or visit www.shnsf.com for information.
Here’s a homemade sample of Spamalot’s kooky high energy (shame on you whoever smuggled a camera into a musical…but thanks!):