I loved that routine in the ‘70s, and it still gets me laughing now. But be advised: the original Monty Python film was less than 90 minutes, while “Spamalot” runs nearly an hour longer. The bulk of the new material relies heavily on musical satire.
(trumpet, bang bang)
Being a musical, the obligatory romantic interest has been added to the festivities. But really, “Spamalot” is more of an “anti-musical.” The songs are tongue-in-cheek takedowns of various Broadway traditions, and no sacred cow is spared.
All in all, it’s very silly, and for the most part good fun, especially for aging Monty Python devotees. And the tap-dancing knights in shining armor will likely tickle anyone’s funnybone.
The Music Circus production of "Spamalot" plays at the Wells Fargo Pavilion through July 18th.