Monty Python’s Spamalot at Purdue on March 27

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -– The Tony Award-winning “Monty Python’s Spamalot,” comes to Purdue University’s Elliott Hall of Music at 3:00p, March 27, 2011.

The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

Scene from Spamalot

Monty Python's Spamalot will be performed at 3p March 27 at Purdue's Elliott Hall of Music

Based on the comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Monty Python’s 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 play won the 2006 Grammy Award for best musical show album.

Telling the tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits and one legless knight (It’s just a flesh wound!).

Monty Python isn’t a person, but a group of British actors and writers (and one American) that performed their famous comedy show, “Monty Python’s Flying Circus,” from 1969 to 1974 on the British Broadcasting Corp. from 1969 to 1974.

Tickets are $20-45 for the general public and $20-32 for those 18 years and younger, Purdue students and Ivy Tech Lafayette students.

Tickets are available at the Elliott Hall and Stewart Center box offices at 765-494-3933 or 800-914-SHOW. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster outlets. Discounted tickets for groups of 10 or more can be ordered at 765-496-1977.

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