‘Spamalot’: Enjoy the shenanigans but watch out for the killer rabbits

November 20, 2018

Monty Python’s “Spamalot,” which won a Tony Award for Best Musical, will be performed at The Palace Theatre in Stamford on Nov. 30.

This outrageous comedy — lovingly ripped off from the 1975 film classic, “Monty Python and the Holy Grail” — 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 and taunting Frenchmen are all part of this story, with a book by Eric Idle, and music and lyrics by Idle and John Du Prez.

“Spamalot” hints at various social issues such as same-sex marriage and differences in religion, but it’s also filled with nonstop nonsense, including references to scenes from well-known musicals.

Delightfully zany, its offbeat humor is bound to get you laughing. And if you love the way that clapping two coconut shells together kind of sounds like a horse’s hooves on a trail, you’ll be very happy, indeed.

P.S. Be sure to turn your cell phone off before the show starts. If it rings willy-nilly, there are heavily armed knights who just may drag you onstage and impale you.

The Palace Theatre, 61 Atlantic St., Stamford. Friday, Nov. 30, 8 p.m. $75-$34. 203-325-4466, www.palacestamford.org

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