Home / Events / Theater / Spamalot

Spamalot

PENELOPE BASS
7:30 pm Thursdays-Saturdays and some Sundays; 2 pm Sundays through Oct. 13., Saturday September 28 | $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

Stacy Wakefield and Ash Thayer

Tuesday, May 26, 2015
In 1994, Stacy Wakefield published her first book about the squatting movement, based on her own experiences and interactions, and gained notoriety for the underground hit Not for Rent. Her new ...
7 pm | Free
Reading Frenzy 3628 N Mississippi Ave. Portland Web | Map

The Liar

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Artists Repertory Theater is bringing yet another David Ives rewrite of yet another 17th-century social satire to Portland's theater scene. Pierre Cornielle's original 1644 farce follows the bumbli ...

7:30 pm Wednesday-Saturday, 2 pm and 7:30 pm Sunday, through June 21. | $25.
Artists Repertory Theatre 1515 SW Morrison St. Web | Map

Three Days of Rain

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

This meditative drama spans 35 years and two generations of a Manhattan family. The children of two famed architects stumble across their parents' journal from before the couple got their big break ...

7:30 Tuesday-Friday, 2 pm and 7:30 pm Saturday-Sunday, through June 21. | $25-$64; ages 14 and older
Gerding Theater 128 NW 11th Ave. Web | Map
Also At Lakewood Center for the Arts

Mame

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Depression-era eccentric Mame Dennis introduces her nephew to a free-wheeling lifestyle of parties with washed-up actresses and unfortunate Southern gents like Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burns ...

7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm and 7 pm Sunday, through June 14. | $37.
Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S State St., Lake Oswego Web | Map

Mame

Friday, May 29, 2015

Depression-era eccentric Mame Dennis introduces her nephew to a free-wheeling lifestyle of parties with washed-up actresses and unfortunate Southern gents like Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burns ...

7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm and 7 pm Sunday, through June 14. | $37.
Lakewood Center for the Arts 368 S State St., Lake Oswego Web | Map

Mame

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Depression-era eccentric Mame Dennis introduces her nephew to a free-wheeling lifestyle of parties with washed-up actresses and unfortunate Southern gents like Beauregard Jackson Pickett Burns ...

7:30 pm Thursday-Saturday, 2 pm and 7 pm Sunday, through June 14. | $37.
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