'Spamalot' and 'Hooray for Hollywood' musical revue come to Green Country
BY JAMES D. WATTS JR. World Scene Writer
Thursday, February 28, 2013
2/28/13 at 4:25 AM
The Academy Awards show this past Sunday was billed as a salute to movie musicals - a history that did not seem to extend any further into the past than the 2002 adaptation of "Chicago."
If you're looking for a more comprehensive celebration of some of the best music written for the movies, then perhaps a trip to Claremore is in order.
"Hooray for Hollywood," a musical revue that presents some of the most famous song-and-dance numbers in the history of film, will be presented 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Robson PAC, 101 E. Stuart Roosa Blvd. in Claremore.
The show combines clips from films including "Singin' in the Rain," "West Side Story," "Mary Poppins" and "Footloose," with live performances by a cast of singers and dancers, accompanied by an eight-piece band.
The show includes more than 30 songs, from mid-century classics such as "In the Mood" to contemporary hits such as "My Heart Will Go On," along with a special tribute to the music of Walt Disney films.
Tickets for "Hooray for Hollywood" are $30-$56, and available by calling 918-923-4290, or online at tulsaworld.com/mytix
One knight only
Fearless knights and noble quests were never quite the same after "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" gleefully laid waste to all things Arthurian.
Python member Eric Idle oversaw the transformation of the ensemble's hit film into the musical "Spamalot," managing to fit everything from the Knights Who Say Ni! to the Ritual of the Holy Hand Grenade onto a Broadway stage.
"Spamalot" would end up being nominated for 14 Tony Awards when it debuted on Broadway in 2004, winning three, including best musical.
The current touring production of the show comes to the Broken Arrow PAC, 701 S. Main St., for one performance only, 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Tickets are $20-$60, and available by calling 918-259-5778 or online at tulsaworld.com/mytix
Original Print Headline: Song, dance, Spam
James D. Watts Jr. 918-581-8478
The cast of "Hooray for Hollywood" dances the "America" number from "West Side Story." Courtesy photo
Kasidy Devlin (left), Adam Grabau, Joshua Taylor-Hamilton, Thomas DeMarcus and Arthur Rowan perform in "Spamalot," which is coming to the Broken Arrow PAC. Courtesy photo