No less than an all-out love affair between British comedy and the Great White Way, Monty Python's Spamalot pairs a plot blatantly (and with blessings) stolen by Eric Idle and Mike Nichols from the screenplay for Monty Python and the Holy Grail with music and lyrics by Idle and John Du Prez. And the result, we all know by now, is a stunning, hysterical, delightfully daft and utterly loony Tony Award-winning cult classic that continues to leave audiences crying in the aisles with laughter, whether or not they first filed into the theater as diehard Monty Python fanatics who know already every line from every routine by heart.
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This is not-to-miss musical comedy at its best, so if you havent yet had the pleasure, you have five fabulous days to follow through: The Spamalot road show, starring actor John OHurley of Seinfeld and Dancing with the Stars fame as King Arthur, opens May 13 at 8 p.m. at the Buell Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Center, for a seven-performance run through Sunday, May 17; we think you should, at all costs, try to beg, borrow or steal a ticket before the side-splitting show packs up its rusty suits of armor and clanks out of town.
Visit www.denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100 for tickets; admission prices start at $30.
May 13-15, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 16, 2 & 8 p.m.; Sun., May 17, 7:30 p.m., 2009