ARTS Pick: Spamalot

Heritage Theatre Festival finds its grail in a production of the Broadway musical version of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Photo: Michael Bailey Heritage Theatre Festival finds its grail in a production of the Broadway musical version of Monty Python’s Spamalot. Photo: Michael Bailey

Camelot may be a silly place, but the trademark tongue-in-cheek humor of Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gillam, Terry Jones and Michael Palin has kept audiences coming back for over 40 years. Lovingly ripped off from the cult classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s Spamalot puts the British troupe’s iconic surrealist comedy together with the irreverent parody of Arthurian legends and twists the two into Broadway musical form. The Tony Award-winning play covers all the beloved bits from the original film, from killer rabbits to flatulent Frenchmen.

Through 7/5. $40, times vary. Culbreth Theatre, Culbreth Rd., UVA. 924-3376.

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