Musical Theater West’s latest production, Spamilton: An American Parody, is set to bow out this Sunday, April 10. Experience the hysterical night of music, comedy and satire that audiences describe as “brilliant”, “super fun from start to finish”. finish”, with a “phenomenal” cast and a one-man-band!
Tickets for Spamilton’s final five performances are still available on musical.org, from April 7 through April 10, 2022 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
“I was entertained from start to finish,” said a concertgoer after an opening weekend performance. “After the last 3 years, it was exactly what the doctor ordered. Modern, creative and optimistic!”
The final shows will feature an appearance by TV and film star Matt Merchant in the cameo role of King George. Merchant is known for his work in Vice (2018), Valentine’s Day (2010) and more. It rounds out the hugely talented cast of seven, who “won’t let Broadway rot” as they take on some of the most iconic showtunes in history while parodying Hamilton’s historic success for five more high-energy, hilarious performances that take him on. audience calls it “Amazing and extremely funny!”
A love letter to Broadway, created by award-winning writer and director Gerard Alessandrini, (best known as the mastermind behind the up-and-coming musical series Forbidden Broadway) who conceived Spamilton as an ode to spectacle that broke the boundaries of theater musical in 2015. Spamilton playfully parodies Lin-Manuel Miranda’s breakthrough hit Hamilton, telling the story of Miranda’s rapid rise to the top of Broadway and the entertainment industry at large. Those who haven’t seen Hamilton will still appreciate the fast-paced series of references to favorite Broadway blockbusters, which includes celebrity satires, pop culture zings and new and original material written specifically for Musical Theater audiences. West!
Musical Theater West’s production of Spamilton: An American Parody Last Five Shows will run Thursday, April 7 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 8 at 8:00 p.m., Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and conclude Sunday, April 10 with a performance at 1:00 p.m. Tickets cost between $20 and $96 and are available by phone at 562-856-1999 or online at musical.org. Charges may apply. $15 student rush tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before the show starts, with ID. Not recommended for children under 12 years old. More information, a full performance lineup and additional details can be found at https://musical.org.
About the West Musical Theater
The story of Musical Theater West is the 70-year journey from a group of volunteers performing in a high school auditorium to one of Southern California’s largest and most respected theater production companies. Utilizing professional talent and producing regional and even global musicals while continuing to honor the tradition of classic musical theater, MTW is the largest artistic producer in the Long Beach area. The company continues to receive critical acclaim and national recognition – and many performers who cut their teeth on the MTW stage have gone on to successful careers on Broadway, television and film. Equally important, stage and screen veterans now come to Musical Theater West to perform, finding it one of the friendliest and most fun places to work. A key aspect of the company is its dedication to education, and education and awareness Musical Theater West’s programs bring the joy and magic of musical theater to more than 17,000 children each year through special morning performances , road shows and school assemblies, as well as the Summer Youth Conservatory. Musical Theater West’s mission is to enrich the community with quality Broadway productions, to preserve musical theater as a uniquely American art form, and to expose people of all backgrounds to the excitement of musical theatre. We hope you will join us.
About the creator
Gerard Alessandrini – Spamilton: (creator/screenwriter): New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, national tour. Forbidden Broadway (creator/screenwriter/director): 25 editions worldwide. Also Forbidden Hollywood (writer/director), Madame X: The Musical (NYMF) (co-writer/director), The Nutcracker and I (lyrics), Maury Yeston’s review Anything Can Happen in New York. Television: special material for Carol Burnett, Angela Lansbury and Bob Hope. Movie: Aladdin, Pocahontas (voice). Recordings: 12 Forbidden Broadway cast albums, Forbidden Hollywood and Spamilton cast albums. Special Lyrics: Barbra Streisand Duets 2. Awards: Drama League Lifetime Achievement Award, Obie Award, 2 Lucille Lortel Awards, 7 Drama Desk (2 Best Lyrics, 2 Special Achievement, 3 Best Musical Revue) and a Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement at the Theater. Special thanks to her husband Glenn Bassett for bringing his many talents to Spamilton.