Award-winning 'Monty Python's Spamalot' at Purdue March 27

March 3, 2011

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

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West Lafayette, Ind. – The Tony Award-winning "Monty Python's Spamalot," will come to Purdue University's Elliott Hall of Music at 3 p.m. March 27.

The performance is presented by Purdue Convocations.

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.

Scene from "Monty Python's Spamalot,"

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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.

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.

Purdue Convocations presents a broad array of performances each year, encompassing jazz, dance, comedy, drama, Broadway productions, and classical and contemporary concerts. Convocations also enables artists to visit area classrooms, welcomes schools for special matinee performances, encourages professors to integrate performances into their curricula and helps teachers receive arts-integrative professional development.

Since 1985, donors to Purdue Convocations – known as Friends of Convocations – have contributed more than $6.3 million to support educational outreach and 733 performances at Purdue.   In June, Purdue Convocations will conclude a four-year fundraising campaign to raise $2.5 million to continue these programs.

Source: Abby Eddy, 765-494-5045,