Monty Python's Spamalot Flying cows, killer bunnies and cheerleading Laker girls all figure into this zany revisionist retelling of the Camelot legend. Everything that its disciples associate with Monty Python is here, from the projection designs to the anarchic nonsense. Once the hit Broadway show establishes its no-holds-barred premise that anything goes and nothing is sacred, the viewer's task is to take a deep breath and hold on. That this runaway train of a musical doesn't become a train wreck is surely due to director Mike Nichols, who transforms the acquired-taste Monty Python franchise into something accessible. In a world that is succumbing to dumb and dumber, Spamalot makes stupid seem smart. Through November 26 at the Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard. Tickets are $28 to $75. Call 314-534-1111 or visit www.fabulousfox.com.
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