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Dan Rosales in a scene from "Spamilton" at the Triad. (Carol Rosegg)MoreCloseclosemore
Dan Rosales in a scene from "Spamilton" at the Triad. (Carol Rosegg)

Theatre lovers who can’t get a ticket to the Broadway hit "Hamilton" have another option. An off-Broadway parody called "Spamilton" is running at the Triad Theatre through March.

The show is the brainchild of playwright and satirist Gerard Alessandrini (@ForbiddenGerard), who created the award-winning "Forbidden Broadway" parody show, which ran uninterrupted in New York for 25 years.

"Spamilton" takes shots both at Hamilton and its writer, creator and lyricist, Lin Manuel Miranda.

Here & Now's Robin Young sat down with Alessandrini at the Triad Theatre before a recent performance.

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Chris Anthony Giles, Nicholas Edwards, Dan Rosales, Juwan Crawley and Nora Schell in a scene from "Spamilton" at the Triad. (Carol Rosegg)
Chris Anthony Giles, Nicholas Edwards, Dan Rosales, Juwan Crawley and Nora Schell in a scene from "Spamilton" at the Triad. (Carol Rosegg)
Nicholas Edwards playing "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs' character in a scene from "Spamilton" at the Triad. (Photo by Carol Rosegg)
Nicholas Edwards playing "Hamilton" actor Daveed Diggs' character in a scene from "Spamilton" at the Triad. (Photo by Carol Rosegg)

This segment aired on December 7, 2016.

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