“We eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot.”

Monty Python Poster

I had the opportunity to attend the opening night of “SPAMalot” at Woodlawn Theater recently. I am a pretty big Monty Python fan, so I jumped at the opportunity to see this production.


The evening started off with some delicious, British-themed hor d’oeuvres and drinks.  I had also attended “The Producers” at Woodlawn earlier this year, so I knew that I was in for an experience. As expected, the troupe at Woodlawn put on a fabulous performance that was “lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Under the direction of Greg Hinojosa, the cast kept the audience laughing from start to finish. There were a bevy of beautiful showgirls, a few cows, killer rabbits and French people, and lots of inappropriate humor. It was everything you would expect from a musical based on the comedic genius of Monty Python! Even if you can’t quote the movie word for word, you should still get down to the Woodlawn Theater to see this adaptation. You won’t be disappointed.

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The production runs through September 1st, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are available to purchase online at www.woodlawntheatre.com, or by calling the box office at 210- 267- 8388. Prices are a completely reasonable $15 for students and children, $20 for seniors and military, and $23 for adults.

If you aren’t able to make it to “SPAMalot”, they have many more fantastic performances on the horizon. They will be presenting Mel Brooks’ musical “Young Frankenstein” under the direction of Chris Rodriguez beginning October 4th through November 3rd.

The Woodlawn Theatre is San Antonio’s historic community theatre, located in the heart of
the Deco District at 1920 Fredericksburg Road, just south of Hildebrand. Free parking with
security patrol is available.