Spamalot, Hilarious Laugh-Filled Quest, Looks on the Bright Side of Life


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Event Details

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July 11, 2014 at 7:30 PM

July 12, 2014 at 7:30 PM

July 13, 2014 at 2:00 PM

July 18, 2014 at 7:30 PM

July 19, 2014 at 7:30 PM

July 20, 2014 at 2:00 PM

Location: McLeod Summer Playhouse, Communications Building, SIU Campus, Carbondale, IL


Event Description

“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” the resplendently silly musical based on the film, plays at the McLeod Summer Playhouse July 11-20.
“Monty Python’s Spamalot,” is an irreverent musical romp which follows King Arthur and his knights on a boisterously merry quest to find the Holy Grail. This send-up of the Arthurian legend follows the Camelot band as they clip-clop through a series of must-accomplish-this-or-die tasks which include fetching shrubbery for the Knights of Ni, dis-arming (literally) the protector of the bridge, and dodging a cow thrown at them by taunting Frenchmen from a castle parapet. Anachronisms, sight gags, and an endless stream of crazy jokes are overlaid with inspired tongue-in-cheek parodies of well-known Broadway musicals until mirthful lunacy results.
Tickets are $25 for adults and $10 for students and can be obtained in person Monday-Friday, noon-5 p.m. at the McLeod Theater or Arena Box Office, online at, by phone at 618/453-6000, or at the McLeod Theater box office one hour before each performance.
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