Music, with a Side of Spam, Spam and Spam

Musical theater tries to bring something extra to pop culture adaptations. Rather than rehashing the same old content fans already know, Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark upped the ante with amazing (and dangerous) effects. Wicked further promoted a popular sympathetic version of the The Wizard of Oz’s Wicked Witch of the West. Monty Python’s Spamalot, however, just lays down a few extra coats of weird, incorporating characters and sketches from Holy Grail, Life of Brian and more. The Tony Award-winning show returns once more to Fort Worth’s Bass Performance Hall, coconuts in hand no doubt, featuring a songbook written by Python Eric Idle, the member credited for most of Monty Python’s musical library. Spamalot runs through February 12 at Bass Performance Hall, 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth. Tickets begin at $22. Call 877-212-4280 or visit for tickets and show times.
Tuesdays-Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sat., Feb. 11, 2 p.m.; Sun., Feb. 12, 2 & 7 p.m. Starts: Feb. 7. Continues through Feb. 12, 2012
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Alex Copeland
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