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Full Monty

Python musical serves up heaping helping of Spam

The Life of Brian wasn’t enough.

And Monty Python and the Holy Grail was just the start.

In the early aughts, the towering wit of British funnyman Eric Idle and the talent of British musician John Du Prez, took the irreverent skewering of mannerly English literature and the crown’s habit of colonization from Holy Grail and set it to a sometimes-jaunty, sometimes-majestic score.

Now the musical Monty Python’s Spamalot has made it to community theater stages on this side of the pond. King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table bumble about looking for the cup of life. Detours sideline them with a bevy of showgirls and lead them head-on into a killer rabbit and the dreaded French.

Greater Lewisville Community Theatre opens the musical on Friday. It runs through Nov. 3 at 160 W. Main St. in Old Town Lewisville. Performances are at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, with matinees at 3 p.m. Sundays.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $17 for seniors 62 and older and children 12 and younger. For reservations, call 972-221-7469.For more information, visit

— Lucinda Breeding