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The Above Headline Should Be Sung Out Loud to the Tune of “Lovely Spam, Wonderful Spam.”

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The mega musical madness that is MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is on tour in not one, but…TWO world class nations! America and Britain. Whoo-hoo!! First up is the U.K., where Eric Idle is currently attending final rehearsals for a 5/29/10 opening… AND after five amazing years on Broadway, a hugely successful national tour and scores of professional productions worldwide, SPAMALOT is hitting the road stateside again! Phoenix Entertainment, known worldwide for their superb, ultra-high quality touring shows, is taking the 2005 Tony Award™ winner on an extensive, multi-year tour across North America.

Telling the legendary 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. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s SPAMALOT is the winner of 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.

But wait…There’s more: SPAMALOT in the U.K.!! Saturday, May 29 SPAMALOT returns to England at the New Wimbledon Theatre, the launch point for a U.K. Tour that is generating huge excitement! For more info and no hogwash, visit BroadwayWorld.com:


Eric Idle and the production team at rehearsals for the new U.K. SPAMALOT

Eric Idle and the production team at rehearsals for the new U.K. SPAMALOT tour

Mrs Bun: Have you got anything without SPAM?
Waitress: Well, there’s SPAM, egg, sausage, and SPAM; that’s not got much SPAM in it.
Mrs Bun: I don’t want any SPAM!
Mr Bun: Why can’t she have egg, bacon, SPAM, and sausage?
Mrs Bun: That’s got SPAM in it!
Mr Bun: Hasn’t got as much SPAM in it as SPAM, egg, sausage, and SPAM, has it?
Vikings: [singing] SPAM SPAM SPAM SPAM… Lovely SPAM! Wonderful SPAM!

"I'll have your Spam. I love it!"

"I'll have your Spam. I love it!"

In other news, Spam was not involved in a recent incident in which Donald Wolfe, 55, was charged with public drunkenness in March in Brookville, Pa., after neighbors spotted him giving, as he described it, mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to a roadkill possum along Route 36. [Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3-26-10]

Spam may or may not have been involved when a 62-year-old man suffered second-degree burns after launching himself on a makeshift, rocket-powered sled in Independence Township, Mich., in January. Witnesses said he put on a helmet, then strapped a contraption consisting of a motorcycle muffler, a pipe, gunpowder, match heads and gasoline on his back, and had someone light the wick to send him blasting through the snow. [WDIV-TV (Detroit), 2-1-10]