BEAVER CREEK, Colorado - The Vilar Performing Arts Center will again welcome Monty Python's "Spamalot" to its stage Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Winner of the 2005 Tony Award for Best Musical, "Spamalot" is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic "Monty Python and The Holy Grail." Based on the Tony Award-winning direction of Mike Nichols, with a book by Eric Idle and music and lyrics by the Grammy Award-winning team of Idle and John Du Prez, "Spamalot" 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, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons audiences everywhere are eating up "Spamalot."
"Spamalot is a true highlight of our Broadway series this season," said Kris Sabel, executive director for the Vilar Performing Arts Center. "They were a huge hit last time they came to Beaver Creek and we're delighted to host them again - it should be good, light-hearted fun."
"Spamalot" is one of Broadway's most successful shows, receiving 14 Tony nominations and more than 1,500 performances seen by more than 2 million people during its first run. The play "raises silliness to an art form," (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as a "no-holds-barred smash hit (The New Yorker).
Tickets for Spamalot are $78-$98 (based on seating) and are available at www.vilarpac.org or by calling the VPAC box office at (970) 845-TIXS.
The Vilar Performing Arts Center is a project of the Vail Valley Foundation. For more information on the Vail Valley Foundation, go to vvf.org.