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It’s a musical about the Holy Grail and a killer rabbit — of course it’s inspired by Monty Python.

It’s a musical about the Holy Grail and a killer rabbit — of course it’s inspired by Monty Python.

Oh yeah, there’s also King Arthur (and his knights), cows and French people.

Spamalot, the Tony-winning best musical of 2005, is careening into the Halifax Metro Centre for shows this weekend.

Performances are set for Saturday at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sunday at 2 p.m.

“It’s a musical based on Monty Python’s Holy Grail, but we also add spoofs from other Broadway musicals like Fiddler on the Roof, Phantom of the Opera and A Chorus Line,” said Glenn Giron, a New Mexico-born actor who plays Patsy.

“It’s fun every single night.”

It’s Giron’s first trip to Canada, and he said he expects Canadians to have a better appreciation for Monty Python than Americans.

“I feel like they’re more in touch with European comedy.”

Mamma Mia, which hits the same stage in November, may have ABBA tunes, but Spamalot has inspirational music too.

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life and You Won’t Succeed on Broadway are some favourites.

Giron said his favourite lyric is from the song I’m All Alone: “It seems quite clear to me/Because I’m working class/I’m just a horse’s ass.”

Adult tickets range in price from $59.50 to $75.50 and are available through www.ticketatlantic.com or by phone at 451-1221.

 
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