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Spamalot Delivers Laughs All Night

Drawing on the insane humor of the much loved "cult" movie "Monty Python and the Holy Grail", Monty Python's Spamalot has been wowing the audience on Broadway since it opened in March 2005. With a story line roughly looking at the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, the spoof musical parodies everything in sight in its quest to bring the audience to their knees in laughter. It pokes fun laughs at the Arthurian legend and quaint old English mannerisms, and satirizes that great institution that we love dearly: the Broadway musical!

Some famous tunes and references to Python offerings from the 1970's make it to the stage including 'Always Look on the Bright Side of Life", and nods to "the Lumberjack Song" and "Ministry of Silly Walks" sketch and the "Dead Parrot" sketch. Python fans will love it and will relive some old memories, and new audiences, unfamiliar with Monty Python, will gain a new appreciation of the peculiar British humor espoused by the likes of John Cleese, The Goodies, The Goons and of course, Monty Python.

More parodies in the show include a Lloyd Webber-esque power ballad "The Song Goes Like This" and a "Boy From Oz" style dance number "His Name is Lancelot". Yentl and The Producers get an honorable dig in the song "You Won't Succeed on Broadway".

Monty Python's Spamalot received 14 Tony Award nominations, more than any other show in the 2004-2005 season. It won three awards:

Best Musical

Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical (Sara Ramirez)

Best Direction of a Musical (Mike Nichols) Suitable for all ages, everyone will love this show and see this musical! It has recently finished a successful season in Melbourne, Australia, and the final date is already scheduled in London's West End for early 2009. Whether you are a Monty Python fan and will know all the jokes within this musical, or if you just love a good night of laughs and great music, then this is the show for you! Make sure you get your friends and family together - because you always need someone to rehash a joke with you!

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