Sunday, February 18, 2007
It's easy to forget that thin, ridiculously silly Spamalot is an awful lot of fun; I enjoyed it even more this second time than when I saw it in previews two years ago. The current ensemble is tight and, surprise, I missed the original stars not at all. As King Arthur, Jonathan Hadary is oddly endearing besides being funny, the stillness at the eye of the hurricane just as Tim Curry was. Marin Mazzie has a blast and sings with panache as The Lady of The Lake, Lewis Cleale is a perfect sparkling-toothed Galahad, and on and on. Even before Rick Holmes' second act ad lib about Anna Nicole Smith, this current troupe looked like they were having a blast on stage. That kind of thing is contagious.