Peter and I had a little date last night. We often spend evenings at home together, but it’s rare that we actually decide to go out somewhere. Last night we took in a local amateur production of Monty Python’s Spamalot. It was so much fun. I love that it made fun of practically everything. I had seen Spamalot before with my mom when the broadway show was doing a tour across the country. Plus, I have the musical soundtrack in my iTunes. However, this was Peter’s first time to see the show.
Now, Peter really likes Monty Python. He owns all the movies and is amused by that kind of British humour. He was quite impressed with the show. Unlike me, he got a lot of the references that were direct from the movies. As I had only ever seen parts of the Holy Grail movie, I didn’t tie things together.
It was pretty neat in one scene. When they started singing the song, “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life,” it was so cool to hear the audience. Without expecting it, more than half of the audience was singing along with the actors. It was so cool that so many people knew the words. At the end of the show, there was a reprise of the song and the cast had lyric signs so everyone could sing along. But our audience didn’t neat those cards, they knew the words!
The show received a very well deserved standing ovation! I also think that most of the performances have been completely sold out. I love to see amateur theatre go off with such a hit. Pick the right shows and the audience will come 🙂
This will sound totally weird, but as I usually only ever go to live theatre with my Mom, it was so weird to go straight home after the show. Usually either I have to drop my Mom off at her house or she has to drop me at mine. It was a weird sensation knowing that we both got to go home to the same place. I know, little things amuse me.
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