Monday, April 30

Spamilton : An American Parody announced as Menier Summer Musical

The Menier Chocolate Factory has just announced Spamilton:An American Parody as its summer musical running from 12th July-8th September. 

Spamilton  is a musical parody of the Broadway show Hamilton written by Gerard Alessandrini, (creator of the parody revue Forbidden Broadway).  It  also parodies several other musicals, including Gypsy, Chicago, The King and I, Assassins, Camelot, The Book of Mormon and Sweeney Todd, and personalities including Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, Carol Channing and Liza Minnelli. It features numbers including "Look Around (The Schuyler Puppets)", "The Film When It Happens" and "Aaron Burr, Sir, Nervous-er"

The piece originally premiered in New York in 2016 and  went on to be nominated for two Drama Desk Awards and a Drama League Award. Hamilton's creator Lin-Manuel Miranda said that he "laughed his brains out" when he first saw the parody show.

Described by the New York Times as “smart, silly and convulsively funny”, Spamilton makes its UK debut at the Menier Chocolate Factory, where unlike the Victoria Palace, there are tickets available - at a fraction of the price.

Casting news to follow.

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