If you were a nerdy adolescent like I was, you are already quite familiar with Monty Python and the Holy Grail. You may even have painfully dorky memories of reenacting the “Knights Who Say Ni” scene with your even nerdier guy friends during breaks in drama class.
Well, if you are a little cooler than I, here is the press release for Spamalot, which runs Tuesday-Sunday at the Mahalia Jackson Theatre.
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, Monty Python’s Spamalot is the outrageous new musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and The Holy Grail.” Based on the Tony Award-winning direction of Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Mr. Idle and John Du Prez, Spamalot tells the tale of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up Spamalot.
Tickets $25 and up. Tuesday-Saturday at 8pm. Saturday and Sunday at 2pm and Sunday at 7:30pm.