CMU School of Drama

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Spamalot

Pittsburgh in the Round: I love musicals for the interlude of melodrama and escape they provide from my tragically mundane life. The singing and dancing, costumes, and live orchestra swelling between me and the stage make my heart happy. Opening night of Stage 62’s production of Monty Python’s Spamalot has me beyond excited. This is my first time seeing Spamalot but I am familiar with the zany British sketch comedy of Monty Python and the absurdist humor that forces you to laugh, even if you aren’t sure what you are seeing and hearing is stupid beyond measure or ridiculously hilarious. As I wait for the curtain to rise, I can’t imagine disappointment.

1 comment:

Nicholas Cialone said...

Spamalot was the first show at my school that I helped with tech on, and it has been one of my favorite shows of all time. As with the production of Stage 62, we had many costume changes, sometimes having to be done in a span of 10 seconds. We also built a castle that had ramparts able to support people, and had large doors in order to fit the large wooden rabbit that we built. We also had many different lights. Having been my first real production, I really enjoyed working on it, and it inspired me to continue working in technical theater for so far all of my life. I can't believe not having worked on it, and I am so happy that I did.