Monty Python’s Spamalot
Sacramento, CA 95818
Live orchestra! Knights that say “Ni!” Minor flesh wounds! Galloping coconuts! Flying cows! Shrubbery! Flying French insults! It's all here in the musical version of Monty Python and the Holy Grail—a tribute to nonsensical British humor and a mockery of all musicals ever staged. It's not the best musical of all time, but it's the best musical ever for Python fans. And Runaway Stage rocks it: a talented, enthusiastic cast with great voices and tongues firmly planted in their cheeks, a campy chorus line and creative cheesy costumes and sets—'cause campy and cheesy rule this production. And one more mention of the awesome live orchestra that nails the wickedly funny songs, including “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.” F, Sa 8pm; Su 2pm. Through 12/1. $18-$25. Runaway Stage Productions at the 24th Street Theatre, 2791 24th St.; (916) 207-1226; www.runawaystage.com.