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Spamalot

PENELOPE BASS
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and some Sundays; 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 13., Thursday October 10 | $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

 
 
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