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  Spamilton at Royal George Theatre

Spamilton

Royal George Theatre
1641 N. Halsted Chicago

Created by the Forbidden Broadway mastermind Gerard Alessandrini, the hilarious musical mash-up, Spamilton celebrates, roasts, and eviscerates the Broadway blockbuster with a cast of five. It is interspersed with outrageous references to Gypsy, Chicago, The King and I, Assassins, Camelot and Sweeney Todd. Not only are Lin-Manuel Miranda and the stars of the original cast of Hamilton comically eviscerated, but they are joined by caricatures of living Broadway legends: Patti Lupone, Audra McDonald, Stephen Sondheim, Stephen Schwartz, Barbra Streisand, Bernadette Peters, and many more beloved icons.

Thru - May 29, 2017

Half Price Tickets

Tuesdays: 7:30pm
Wednesdays: 7:30pm
Thursdays: 7:30pm
Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturdays: 2:00pm & 8:00pm
Sundays: 2:00pm & 5:00pm



Price: $59-$99

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 312-988-9000

Running Time: 1hr, 40mins

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  Spamilton Reviews
  • Highly Recommended
  • Recommended
  • Somewhat Recommended
  • Not Recommended

Chicago Tribune - Highly Recommended

"...If you've been shut out of the main dance like Barbra and you can snag a ducat to this one (buy the cheaper seats, there are no bad ones), I guarantee plenty of fun among like-minded "Hamilton" obsessives. If that's you, or you would like it to be you, "Spamilton" really is a blast."
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Chris Jones


Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...In addition, given the gargantuan talent of the Chicago performers in the show, you can only wonder what might have been going on in the minds of the actual Chicago “Hamilton” cast members who were part of Sunday’s opening night audience. If any further proof need be offered that the talent pool in this city is more than ready to perform the “primary source material” this inspired spoof should be it."
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Hedy Weiss


Daily Herald - Highly Recommended

"...To serve up this satire, Alessandrini and his co-producers have assembled a first-rate ensemble of actors (almost all of them from the Chicago area), whose prowess equals their counterparts performing a few miles south in Chicago's legit "Hamilton.""
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Barbara Vitello


Chicago Reader - Highly Recommended

"...Part celebration and part roast, the production features a stellar Chicago-sourced cast who belt out show-tune parodies that, alongside expected jokes about the difficulty of getting Hamilton tickets and the cascading density of its plot, throw fiercely witty shade and air the sort of grievances about industry antics that normally crop up at cast parties a few drinks in."
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Dan Jakes


Stage and Cinema - Somewhat Recommended

"...No question, Spamilton was catnip to a hellishly hooting opening-night claque for whom every wig change was a license to guffaw, chortle, titter and bleat. It’s too bad that their forced frenzy won’t be around to console disappointed audience members paying whopping prices ($59-$99) for a snapshot of scattershot silliness. When the New York Post called this “the next best thing to seeing Hamilton,” it is clear that Spamilton has become its own dramatic irony. Suddenly we sense what the real mockery should have been: Apples are oranges after all."
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Lawrence Bommer


Splash Magazine - Highly Recommended

"..."Spamilton" is a very high-level parody of the most successful Broadway show in history. Mostly light-hearted, it nonetheless delivers plenty of witty thrusts at "Hamilton", Lin-Manuel-Miranda, and all the hype around that show while also treating the audience to great music, dancing and a lot of laughs."
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Debra Davy


NewCity Chicago - Highly Recommended

"...It makes sense that the biggest musical of all time (and by “all time” I mean until something else comes around) is being parodied by none other than “Forbidden Broadway” creator Gerard Alessandrini. Sure, it might be easy to update Hamilton’s opening number to the present time but not many can keep the jokes going for a solid eighty minutes. Enter Alessandrini who has been doing parody since Lin-Manuel was in diapers."
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Noel Schecter


Chicago Theatre Review - Highly Recommended

"...This is an absolute must-see Chicago production, whether or not audiences have actually seen a production of “Hamilton” or simply worn out their two-disc CD original cast album listening to it. Anyone familiar with Broadway, or who just plain loves musical theatre, will roar with laughter at Alessandrini’s luminous writing, his entire flashy production and his incredibly incandescent local cast. Much like the musical phenomenon it parodies, it’s a show that begs to be seen more than once, if only to appreciate the craftsmanship and talent to be found on the Royal George Cabaret Stage. Enthusiastic audiences, who continually burst into standing ovations throughout the 90-minute performance, will keep this hit running for a long time. Theatergoers who head to N. Halsted will thrill, once again, to be in the room where it happened."
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Colin Douglas


Chicagoland Theater Reviews - Highly Recommended

"...what I did absorb was brilliant satire performed with incredible verbal facility and stamina by a stunning group of five local thespians, supplemented occasionally by a guest star."
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Dan Zeff


Chicagoland Musical Theatre - Highly Recommended

"...It's fair to consider Spamilton akin to a "special features" disc in a boxed DVD set. So the greater one's Broadway IQ, the greater that patron's enjoyment. But there's no caveat to the talent and wit put forth in this celebrity roast."
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Barry Reszel


Third Coast Review - Highly Recommended

"...Advertising itself as the "second hottest ticket in town," Spamilton, the musical parody of the broadway smash hit, Hamilton, has arrived, much like its bigger brother, in Chicago. The spoof, which predominantly parodies songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony-award-winning musical, is penned by Gerard Alessandrini, known for his incisive and insightful satirical musical parody series, Forbidden Broadway. Opening to a packed and boisterous crowd, Alessandrini's witty creation packed an impressive arsenal of humor into its 85-minute running time."
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Brent Eickhoff


Picture This Post - Recommended

"...While SPAMILTON is not a parody of the actual Hamilton show, it does have it’s funny moments in parodying songs and adds in some satirical comments about Broadway as a whole. So when walking into this show, think supplement, not substitute. SPAMILTON is a fresh take on Forbidden Broadway and a solid 85 minutes of your life well-spent in the theater."
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Alexis Bugajski


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   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.


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