The Above Headline Should Be Sung Out Loud to the Tune of “Lovely Spam, Wonderful Spam.”
The mega musical madness that is MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is on tour in not one, but…TWO world class nations! America and Britain. Whoo-hoo!! First up is the U.K., where Eric Idle is currently attending final rehearsals for a 5/29/10 opening… AND after five amazing years on Broadway, a hugely successful national tour and scores of professional productions worldwide, SPAMALOT is hitting the road stateside again! Phoenix Entertainment, known worldwide for their superb, ultra-high quality touring shows, is taking the 2005 Tony Award™ winner on an extensive, multi-year tour across North America.
Telling the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk® and Outer Critics Circle® Awards for Best Musical.
But wait…There’s more: SPAMALOT in the U.K.!! Saturday, May 29 SPAMALOT returns to England at the New Wimbledon Theatre, the launch point for a U.K. Tour that is generating huge excitement! For more info and no hogwash, visit BroadwayWorld.com:
Mrs Bun: Have you got anything without SPAM?
Waitress: Well, there’s SPAM, egg, sausage, and SPAM; that’s not got much SPAM in it.
Mrs Bun: I don’t want any SPAM!
Mr Bun: Why can’t she have egg, bacon, SPAM, and sausage?
Mrs Bun: That’s got SPAM in it!
Mr Bun: Hasn’t got as much SPAM in it as SPAM, egg, sausage, and SPAM, has it?
Vikings: [singing] SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM… Lovely SPAM! Wonderful SPAM!
In other news, Spam was not involved in a recent incident in which Donald Wolfe, 55, was charged with public drunkenness in March in Brookville, Pa., after neighbors spotted him giving, as he described it, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a roadkill possum along Route 36. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3-26-10]
Spam may or may not have been involved when a 62-year-old man suffered second-degree burns after launching himself on a makeshift, rocket-powered sled in Independence Township, Mich., in January. Witnesses said he put on a helmet, then strapped a contraption consisting of a motorcycle muffler, a pipe, gunpowder, match heads and gasoline on his back, and had someone light the wick to send him blasting through the snow. [WDIV-TV (Detroit), 2-1-10]