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Playhouse on Park and The Bushnell will present the Connecticut premiere of the North American tour of the hit musical comedy Spamilton: An American Parody at Playhouse on Park, from August 14 to September 8, 2019.

Created by Gerard Alessandrini, the comic mastermind behind the long-running hit Forbidden Broadway and performed by a versatile cast of seven, Spamilton: An American Parody is a side-splitting new musical parody. After tearing it up in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and London, Spamilton: An American Parody will stage a singing, dancing, comedy revolution in West Hartford.

Marilyn Stasio of Variety mused, “Hip-hop, Broadway showtunes, Viennese waltzes — is there anything this guy can’t write? No, not Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, but Gerard Alessandrini, whose ingenious parody Spamilton simultaneously salutes and sends up Miranda and his signature musical.” Ben Brantley of The New York Times said, “This smart, silly, and often convulsively funny thesis, performed by a motor-mouthed cast that is fluent in many tongues, is the work of that eminent specialist in Broadway anatomy, pathology, and gossip, Gerard Alessandrini.”

Approximate run time: Spamilton: An American Parody plays in approximately 80 minutes, with no intermission.


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Performance Schedule

Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 1.

Wednesday, August 14th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 14th at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 15th at 7:30pm
Friday, August 16th at 8pm
Saturday, August 17th at 2pm
Saturday, August 17th at 8pm
Sunday, August 18th at 2pm
Sunday, August 18th at 7:30pm

Tuesday, August 20th -7:30pm
Wednesday, August 21st at 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 21st at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 22nd at 7:30pm
Friday, August 23rd at 8pm
Saturday, August 24th at 2pm
Saturday, August 24thd at 8pm
Sunday, August 25th at 2pm

Tuesday, August 27th -7:30pm
Wednesday, August 28th at 2:00pm
Wednesday, August 28th at 7:30pm
Thursday, August 29th at 7:30pm
Friday, August 30th at 8pm
Saturday, August 31st at 2pm
Saturday, August 31st at 8pm
Sunday, August 1st 2pm

Tuesday, September 3td -7:30pm
Wednesday,September 4th at 2:00pm
Wednesday,September 4th at 7:30pm
Thursday, September 5th at 7:30pm
Friday, September 6th at 8pm
Saturday, September 7th at 2pm
Saturday, September 7th at 8pm
Sunday, September 8th at 2pm

Full Calendar



Cast to be announced

GERARD ALESSANDRINI (Creator, Writer, Director) Spamilton: (Creator/ Writer/Director): New York, London, Chicago, Los Angeles, National Tour. Forbidden Broadway (creator/ writer/director): 25 editions all over the world. Also Forbidden Hollywood (writer/director), Madame X: The Musical (NYMF) (co-writer/director), The Nutcracker & I (lyrics), Maury Yeston’s review Anything Can Happen in New York. Television: special material for Carol Burnett, Angela Lansbury and Bob Hope. Film: Aladdin, Pocahontas (vocals). Recordings: 12 Forbidden Broadway cast albums, Forbidden Hollywood & 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 in Theatre. Special thanks to husband Glenn Bassett for contributing his many talents to Spamilton.