Sarah LaPlante Miller, a friend from our days in the National Catholic Student Coalition, is in NYC this weekend from Oregon along with her brother and a friend Utah. Tonight, thanks to tickets they garnered at the tkts booth, we checked out "Monty Python's Spamalot" at the Shubert Theater on West 44th Street.
The show, "lovingly ripped off" from the 1975 movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," was joyful and fun throughout. I can see why it won the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical.
For your viewing pleasure, here are some YouTube clips of scenes from "Spamalot":
An aside: This was the second week in which Clay Aiken (of "American Idol" fame) starred as Sir Robin in "Spamalot" on Broadway. To be honest, it was kind of a turn-off at the outset due to the cheese factor. But, I have to give Aiken his due -- he was fine in the role.