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ARTS BRIEFS Spamalot will reign on the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall stage on Jan. 27. Photo by Scott Suchman SPAMALOT COMING TO SARASOTA JAN. 27 "The British comedy geniuses of Monty Python created a masterpiece of hilarity when they filmed Monty Python and The Holy Grail, in 1975," a Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall news release says. On Jan. 27, "the hysterical musical 'lovingly ripped off from the motion picture'" — Spamalot — will make its way to the Van Wezel, the release adds. ever, it also pokes fun at its Broadway peers, the release points out. The show features all the quintessential characters from the film "and doesn't skimp on the subtleties like killer rabbits, cows and of course, French people!" the release notes. Tickets are priced from $30 to $75. For more The musical continues the parody of the tale information, call the box office at 953-3368 or of King Arthur's quest for the Holy Grail. How- visit

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