Dork-o-Rama: The Random Thoughts of a Total Goofball

Embracing the Dork Side....Because Life is Too Short to Take Yourself Too Seriously

Tuesday, July 26, 2005

We eat ham and jam and....


News item:
An abridged version of the Broadway hit Spamalot will open in Las Vegas in 2007 at a custom-built theatre.

This is just plain WRONG. They're planning to cut a half-hour out of the show in Vegas. That's a great idea -- take a brilliant show and mess with it, just to get people back out onto the casino floor to lose their money sooner. WTF??? They should call it "Spamalittle."
AND... the decision to take the show to Vegas means it won't be coming to the west coast anytime soon. BOOO.
My advice? Go to New York and see it there. I was fortunate enough to see the original cast, about a month after the show opened on Broadway, and I laughed so hard I cried. Repeatedly. I had such high expectations that I was afraid I'd be disappointed. I was blown away. Even the Playbill is funny.