Yesterday the DigiSpouse and I joined friends at the Ahmanson Theater in Los Angeles to see the stage musical Spamalot, which is basically Monty Python and the Holy Grail as a musical with one song from Life of Brian thrown in.
The good: the songs were very clever and I especially enjoyed the subtle dig at Andrew Lloyd Webber with "The Song That Goes Like This." I was impressed by the dancing, given the relatively small size of the stage.
The bad: too predictable. If you have seen the movie, then as soon as a scene is set up, you know exactly where it is going. Exactly. Mind you, the movie was extraordinarily funny but somehow the impact is lessened by seeing it "live." Very little dialogue, just enough to segue from one musical number to another.