spamalot

“Hopefully you build an audience that appreciates your range, rather than being a traditional leading man or someone who looks good in a cop’s uniform,” he adds in a smooth, sophisticated accent with an ever-so-slight nicotine rasp to it.

“Why isn’t Tim Curry a big star?” - San Jose Mercury News - 15/10/87

STEP IN TIME : musicals with tap numbers are infinitely better so here are a few for your ears

// 1. Forget About the Boy - Thoroughly Modern Millie // 2. I Can Do That - A Chorus Line // 3. Cold Feets - The Drowsy Chaperone // 4. Cinderella, Darling - How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying // 5. Bottom’s Gonna Be On Top - Something Rotten! // 6. Good Morning - Singin’ In The Rain // 7. Morning Person (Live) - Shrek The Musical // 8. King Of New York - Newsies // 9. Turn It Off - The Book Of Mormon // 10. We’re In The Money - 42nd Street // 11. You Won’t Succeed On Broadway - Spamalot // 12. Something Rotten!/Make An Omelette - Something Rotten! // 13. Anything Goes - Anything Goes // 14. I Got Rhythm - Crazy For You // 15. Puttin’ On The Ritz - Young Frankenstein // 16. Step In Time (Live) - Mary Poppins // 17. 42nd Street - 42nd Street // 18. Always Look On The Bright Side Of Life - Spamalot // 19. A Musical - Something Rotten! // 20. Expressing Yourself - Billy Elliot // 21. The Speed Test - Thoroughly Modern Millie //

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Costume Inspiration: Tim Curry

Many of my posts cater to women, but this one is for the fellas, including those who are bold enough to possibly dress in drag. Tim Curry has starred in many movies with iconic costumes. Check out ten of his best looks for some Halloween inspiration. He’s also credited with having a Cheshire Cat smile, a fantastic bonus idea. Which of his characters is your favorite?

1. Pennywise from “It”

Originally posted by horrord0ll

2. Frank n Furter from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”

3. Wadsworth from “CLUE”

4. King Arthur from “Spamalot”

5. The Lord of Darkness from “Legend”

Originally posted by timcurryfanatic

6. Long John Silver from “Muppets: Treasure Island”

7.Cardinal Richelieu from “The Three Musketeers”

8.Gomez Addams from “Addams Family Reunion”

9. Rooster from “Annie”

10. Concierge at The Plaza Hotel from “Home Alone 2: Lost in New York”

Originally posted by dontdreamitbehim

broadway songs that could bring me back from the dead/my favorite broadway songs

defying gravity

for good

what is this feeling

as long as you’re mine

no good deed

one day more

do you hear the people sing?

the abc café/red and black

the schuyler sisters

helpless

guns and ships

non-stop

you’ll be back

she’s in love

the great comet prologue

you won’t succeed on broadway

always look on the bright side of life

agony

agony (reprise)

into the woods prologue

i believe

any dream will do

close every door

joseph’s coat (the coat of many colors)

poor, poor pharaoh/song of the king

benjamin calypso

memory

the phantom of the opera

all i ask of you

waving through a window

carrying the banner

king of new york

watch what happens

seize the day

forget about the boy

gimme gimme

i’m alive

superboy and the invisible girl

cell block tango

all that jazz

candy store

seventeen (reprise)

rhythm of the tambourine

esmeralda

top of the world

summer nights

you’re the one that i want

hard-knock life

tomorrow

I’ve Been Thinking...

My favorite (non-living) things are food and theater.

I know there are a lot of restaurants on Broadway the street, but there aren’t a ton of Broadway-themed restaurants.

There should be. I would call mine “Annie Get Your Lunch” or “Everything Is Beautiful At The Buffet.”

Sample Dishes:

  • You Won’t Succeed On Broadway If You Don’t Have Any Juice
  • Avenue Q-cumber Salad
  • Oh The Things You Can Think When You Think About Soup!
  • Cheese and Rice Superstar
  • It’s Pasta-ble
  • Lettuce From The Refuge
  • The Poor GUY’S Bread Is Spinning!
  • Everything’s Coming Up Roast Beef
  • Thoroughly Modern Meatloaf
  • Miss Baltimore Crab Cakes
  • A Light In The Pizza (cheese pizza, for the vegetarians among us)
  • The Dessert of Desserts: The Dessert!- a medley of sorts, featuring Pippin apples, Kiss Me Cake and My Fair Ladyfingers, as well as one’s choice of sorbet (Cell Block Mango or Lime Warp) or Ice Cream (Ice Cream A Cream In Time Gone By….when hope was high and life worth living)
Why We Should Appreciate Spamalot More
  • there’s an entire musical number based on mishearing a word (”I said ENGLAND!”)
  • Tim Curry
  • Christian Borle plays basically every ensemble character
  • “My name is Lancelot. I’m big and strong and hot” *taps butt with shovel*
  • “Become a knight and you’ll go bald!” “Become a knight and you’ll go bald!” “In suspenders and a bra!” “In suspenders and…. a bra..???…”
  • “I saw a lady in a lake-” “dead?”
  • EXCAILBUR!! ahhhhh AHHHHHH!!!! *music stops*
  • “Please reveal to this Doubting Thomas-” “Dennis.”
  • Sarah fucking Ramirez
  • “The Song That Goes Like This” being a perfect parody of just about every musical ever made
  • The absolutely fucking ridiculous expressions on Christopher Sieber’s and Sarah Ramirez’s faces
  • “Now we’re into E! … that’s awfully high for me.” “Everyone can see, we should have stayed in D.”
  • “For this is the song that is too loooooooong!” *yells at orchestra director* JESUS CHRIST, GOD DAMNIT
  • Sir Not Appearing In This Show (Don Quixote: “Oh sorry”)
  • “Why do they call it the middle ages when nothing yet comes after it?”
  • “What happens in Camelot, stays in Camelot.”
  • “Knights of the Round Table” keeping the silliness from the film intact
  • Patsy clapping the coconuts together because Arthur can’t tap dance
  • Lady of the Lake being a Vegas lounge singer and she pulls out a ridiculous microphone
  • “We’re knights of the round table, round table, round table!” (point to roulette table to make sure the audience gets its) “round table, round table, round table!”
  • The knights trying to spell out “Camelot” and spelling “Cameltoe” instead
  • John Cleese cameo
  • The lack of a fourth wall (”These people don’t have all night!”)
  • “The quail!” “No, grail. The vessel used at the Last Supper.” “They had a bot at the Last Supper?”
  • “God the Almighty and All Knowing has misplaced a cup?”
  • “We must look within ourselves.” “SOMEBODY’S SWALLOWED IT!”
  • “No body’s swallowed it. It’s a symbol.” *symbol crash* *glares at orchestra*
  • “Find Your Grail” actually being a banger and a damn inspirational song all at once
  • The Lady of the Lake going all Mariah Carey on “Find Your Grail”
  • The Lady of the Lake holding a grail and standing inside a larger hand holding a grail
  • the two knights wrapped up in the background scenery and spinning around to make the the canvas move and change scenes
  • Galahad doing a clog dance when it’s the Alps
  • The “Scooby stack” when the French knights stick their heads out the door to investigate the giant rabbit
  • *French taunter speaks French* Other French taunter: … what?
  • The French people including a mime and Eponine
  • The French taunting being much more taunting when in song form
  • "Feche la can can dancers!” *screaming*
  • The musical keeping up with the double casting from the movie and certain knights are just inexplicably gone for some scenes
  • “Have a drink and a pee, we’ll be back for act threeeee!” “Two sir.” “Twooooo!”
  • “Dark and very expensive forest” *cha-ching sound effect”
  • Because of course “Always Look On The Brightside” is a tap number
  • Patsy being King Arthur’s sidekick and wanting to cheer him up
  • The Knights Who Say Ni joining in for a little kick line
  • Robin’s Minstrel (also played by Christian Borle)
  • “Arms for the poor! Arms for the poor!”
  • The mechanics of the Black Knight suit so he can have all his limbs cut off onstage
  • “You must put on a musical!” Sir Robin: YES! *minstrel band jump into place*
  • But not an Andrew Lloyed Webber!
  • David. Hyde. Pierce.
  • A 10 minute long musical number making as many Jewish jokes and references as possible
  • THE FUCKING BOTTLE DANCE USING HOLY GRAILS
  • “Hey!” *points to a bale of hay*
  • (honestly the use of visual puns in this deserved a Tony of its own)
  • The pure saltiness of “What Ever Happened to My Part”
  • The plot point of Lancelot being gay comes from the movie where Lancelot “rescues” Galahad from the girls in Castle Anthrax and Galahad just goes “bet you’re gay” and that’s what led to this whole plot point and a massive dance number that ends with Christian Borle in a fruit hat
  • (seriously tho we have all these fandoms who insist that their characters are gay (cough dear evan hansen cough) but it isn’t cannon when Lancelot is right here, there’s a whole dance number about it)
  • “How are we going to get to Broadway? It’s 1000 years in the future in a country that hasn’t been discovered.”
  • “I”m all alone. There’s no one here beside me,” Patsy walks up like wtf
  • “Sure, I’ve been offstage for far too long
  • “Actually I’m Jewish on my mother’s side.” “Why didn’t you say?” “It’s not the sort of thing you say to a heavily armed Christian”
  • THE KNIGHTS USING THE COCONUTS AS FREAKING CASTANETAS AND DANCING TO “AMERICA” FROM WEST WIDE STORY
  • Sir Robin shitting his pants and excusing himself aka the complete lack of trying to hide the fact that Sir Robin also plays Brother Maynard
  • the overall hilarious “low-budget” special effects, like when the ensemble knight’s head gets cut off by the rabbit
  • “No, skip a bit” *Brother Maynard skips* (again the visual puns)
  • The rabbit puppeteer being revealed and running offstage
  • “Oh Lord, we’re a bit stuck with the clue things. Would you give us a hand?” (literal hand of God comes down)
  • Lancelot in a flower crown
  • “Just think Herbert, in a 1000 years time, this will still be controversial”
  • “And I too have found my grail!” WHAT’S THAT?” “Musical theatre!”
  • Herbert’s father bursting in one more time