To share behind the scenes with you: Yesterday was a wild deadline day dominated by my 7 cover story on Good Company’s new production of “Monty Python’s Spamalot” at Roger Rocka’s Dinner Theater, which opens tonight. Wednesday is our production day for Friday’s 7, and I found myself madly triple-checking a plethora of Monty Python references. (Is it”It’s just a flesh wound!”? Or “It’s only a flesh wound!”?)
What I discovered, with a chuckle and a shrug of deadline irritation, is that Monty Python fans often remember favorite moments slightly wrong. So in the interests of accuracy, I was forced — yes, forced — to watch the “French taunter” clip on YouTube a couple of times so I could determine whether “elderberries” was singular or plural. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you obviously haven’t experienced the giddy thrill of hearing someone’s mother described as a hamster.)
Speaking of “Spamalot”: We have a winner in our ticket giveaway. Stacy Hannel — she’s the commenter whose husband bought a Knights of Ni mask at the Tower Game Shop and wears it to all the Tower’s Mardi Gras parades — receives two tickets for dinner and the show anytime during the “Spamalot” run.
I’ll be at “Spamalot” for opening night. The show continues through March 17. Look for my 7 cover story and Bee photographer Gary Kazanjian’s photo gallery coming soon.