Monty Python’s Spamalot is coming to Bloomsburg University on Feb. 8.
The 2005 Tony Award winning musical is based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Director Mike Nicholas won a Tony Award for directing the musical, as well. From 2005, when the Broadway show first opened, until 2009, the show had over 1,500 performances and made over $175 million.
The comedy is based on King Arthur and his knights of the round table on a search for for the Holy Grail, known to have been used by Christ himself at the last supper. The group make their way through the medieval land between different skits. The skits include different characters who are all trying to find the holy grail and a few fight scenes, as well. Strange things happen, including crossing the Bridge of death, slapping people with fish, and some flying cows.
The musical includes hilarious tunes telling the story including “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Not DeadYet.” “The Song That Goes Like This” is a dramatic song where they make jokes about sentimental songs that come in every musical. The rest of the show includes more sarcastic humor like this song.
There will be flying cows to see on Friday, Feb. 8 at 8.pm in the Haas Center for the Arts, Mitrani Hall. Tickets are $34.50 for the public, $19.50 for children, and $17 for BU Students.
EDIT: As of Feb. 7, tickets are temporarily sold out. Sales will begin again at 2 p.m. on Feb. 8 when more arrive until they are sold out.