Keystone Theatrics at The Playhouse At Allenberry Announces Auditions For Monty Python’s Spamalot!
Directed by Jeremy Slagle
Music/Vocal Direction by Mary George
Choreography by Donna Lynch
This hilarious adaptation of the 1975 classic film Monty Python and the Holy Grail will have you rolling in the aisles with laughter amidst a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows and killer rabbits…and French people…and monks. Oh…and Knights Who Say “Ni.” This sublimely silly and delightful show, the 2005 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical, will remind you to “always look on the bright side of life.”
Audition Dates (please attend 1 and arrive at the posted start time):
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 6:00 P.M.
Please be prepared to:
– Sing 20-32 bars of a song of your choice. Please do NOT sing a song from Spamalot.
You must sing with our provided accompaniment, a CD with NO vocals, or with a device you provide. NO a cappella auditions will be allowed.
– You may be asked to sing scales by our accompanist.
– Complete a dance audition, taught by the show choreographer (dress appropriately)
– Be prepared to read provided selections from the script
– Be prepared to fill out a conflict sheet at auditions (be as specific as possible about conflicts throughout the rehearsal period)
*Additional audition times may be scheduled ONLY if you are unable to attend the scheduled auditions. Please contact Keystone Theatrics Staff at firstname.lastname@example.org, to schedule an audition at least two weeks in advance if this is the case.*
Rehearsals will begin in March 2019. Tech week will be from Saturday, May 4 through Thursday, May 9, 2019. No absences will be accepted during tech week or performances.
May 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 24, 25, 2019 at 7:30 PM
May 12, 19, 25, 26, 2019 at 2:00 PM
Please make sure you can fully commit to the rehearsal period and performance schedule before auditioning. You must be willing to make this show a priority.
Performers high school aged and up are welcome to audition. Experienced or first time performers who enjoy acting, singing, and dancing are invited to audition. All ethnicities are encouraged to attend.
(Suggested Playing Ages Listed)
KING ARTHUR (Late 30s-60s.): The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Great Humor. Good singer.
SIR ROBIN (30s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called ‘Sir Robin the Brave,’ though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.
SIR LANCELOT (30s-40): A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his ‘softer side.’ This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman, the KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights, and TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
PATSY (30s-40s): King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.
SIR GALAHAD (30s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman man at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required.
SIR BEDEVERE (20s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse. No solo singing.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20s-30s):A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Great singing voice is essential, as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Especially seeking actresses of all races for this role.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (20s-30s): Tenor singing required. Very good mover. HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic. NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead.” FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter. MINSTREL: In Sir Robin’s band. PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.
ENSEMBLE: Six men and six women