Wednesday, January 31, 2007

"Monty Python’s Spamalot" Comes to Memphis

Can the Ministry of Silly Walks be far behind?

Posted By on Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 4:00 AM

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, will open at The Orpheum Theatre on Tuesday, February 13.

Lovingly "ripped-off" from the infamous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot won three 2005 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical.

The original cast recording of the show recently won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.

Sold-out since it opened on March 17, 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot has remained the hottest ticket on Broadway, continuing to break box office records at The Shubert Theatre.

The show features a book by Eric Idle, based on the original screenplay by Monty Python creators Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Michael Palin, with music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez.

Monty Python's Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, and one legless knight.

For ticket information visit The Orpheum website.

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