Home / Events / Theater / Spamalot

Spamalot

PENELOPE BASS
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and some Sundays; 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 13., Sunday September 29 | $36.
Lakewood Center for the Arts
368 S State St., Lake Oswego
 
Not everyone enjoys going to the theater. Some find it slow, overly cerebral, pretentious. That's why Spamalot is a great starter show. It's the Kraft macaroni of musical theater—a guilty pleasure but impossible to hate. Since premiering on Broadway in 2005, the show has been produced in 20 countries and continues to tour the globe, which speaks strongly to the universal appeal of fart jokes and men in drag. If you’ve seen Monty Python and the Holy Grail, you already know the story. (And if you haven’t seen it, what’s wrong with you?) The first act more or less mirrors the film, with some added songs and dance routines. The second act is a jumbled mess of plot twists intended to wrap things up within the running time. Some additions fit well within the Monty Python brand of humor, such as Sir Robin (Norman Wilson) performing the catchy number “You Won’t Succeed on Broadway (Without Any Jews).” While most of the gags are meant to slap you in the face, what really sells the humor are the facial expressions of this Lakewood Theatre Company cast, able to elicit laughs with a well-timed lip curl or raised eyebrow. Humor, after all, is all about subtlety—even when you’re farting into a trumpet.

Where: Lakewood Center for the Arts
Phone: 635-3901
Address: 368 S State St., Lake Oswego
Website: https://www.lakewood-center.org

 
 
Other events in Theater

Signal Fire: Outpost Residency

Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Sun-bleached cow bones, a piñata and a video of a naked woman crawling around on rocks and doing push-ups—these are just a few of the objects brought back from the Sonoran Desert by artists who pa ...
PDX Window Project 925 NW Flanders St. Portland Web | Map

Craig Allen Lawver: Transformation and Mutation

Monday, Jul 28, 2014
Using a pointillist technique heavy on small dots and dashes of paint, Craig Allen Lawver creates close-up studies of beetles, butterflies and other insects, as well as enlarged views of deadly viruse ...
Powell's City of Books 1005 W Burnside St. Portland Web | Map

Happy Anniversary

Monday, Jul 28, 2014

The North End Players present a staged reading of a play by Gary Corbin—a writer based in Vancouver, Wash.—about a couple that keeps meeting for dinner on the anniversary of their divorce ...

7:30 pm Monday, June 28 | "Pay what you will," $10 suggested
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church 7600 N Hereford St. Web | Map
Also At Lakewood Center for the Arts

The 39 Steps

Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

Lakewood stages an adaptation of the classic Hitchcock spy movie, in which four actors play more than 100 characters.

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 and 7 pm some Sundays through Aug. 17 | $32
Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S State St., Lake Oswego Web | Map

The 39 Steps

Friday, Aug 01, 2014

Lakewood stages an adaptation of the classic Hitchcock spy movie, in which four actors play more than 100 characters.

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 and 7 pm some Sundays through Aug. 17 | $32
Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S State St., Lake Oswego Web | Map

The 39 Steps

Sunday, Aug 03, 2014

Lakewood stages an adaptation of the classic Hitchcock spy movie, in which four actors play more than 100 characters.

7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and 2 and 7 pm some Sundays through Aug. 17 | $32
Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S State St., Lake Oswego Web | Map
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
comments powered by Disqus
 

Web Design for magazines

Close
Close
Close