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"Spam" filter: "Monty Python's Spamalot" in town for a short run at Shea's

The Knights of the Round Table (Photo by Scott Suchman 2011).JP
The Knights of the Round Table deliver the goods during the production of "Monty Python's Spamalot."

"Spamalot," the cheeky Broadway musical based on the even cheekier cult comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," is returing this weekend (March 30 and 31) to Shea’s Performing Arts Center (646 Main St.) in order to, as Shea’s puts it "taunt Buffalo for a second time."

The last time the show approached our general direction was in 2007, when the cast’s renditions of now-classic numbers like "Knights of the Round Table," "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life" and "The Song That Goes Like This" delighted crowds already familiar with the completely absurd humor of the British comedy troupe that spawned the original film.

The show, which tells a fractured version of the King Arthur legend, stars Arthur Rowan as King Arthur, Abigail Raye as the Lady of the Lake and Kasidy Devlin as Sir Robin. This production, a non-Equity (or non-union) version of the production that dropped into Buffalo in 2007, will stay for three performances only, at 8 tonight (March 30) and 2 and 8 p.m. Saturday (March 31), before heading off to enchant (and lovingly offend) new audiences. Tickets are $27.50 to $57.50, with more information available online at or by phone at 847-1410.

-- Colin Dabkowski


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