SPAMALOT Auditions Jan. 12-13, 2015

Auditions for The Middlebury Community Players’ Production of
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

Monday-Tuesday, January 12-13, 2015
6:30-10:00pm — register 6:30-7:00, auditions 7:00-10:00
Mary Hogan School
201 Mary Hogan Drive, Middlebury
Call Backs: Thursday, January 15 if necessary

General Information:
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? SPAMALOT is all singing, all dancing silliness and pokes fun at theatre while reveling in the gaiety of live performance in a truly crowd pleasing way!
➢ Opportunities for a wide variety of skill levels and experience – all are welcome!
➢ Some non-singing roles available
➢ All ages are stage ages and are flexible
➢ Some male roles could be played by females!
➢ Perusal Script available at Town Hall Theater Box Office.

Performance Dates: April 23 – May 3, 2015
8 performances: four shows each weekend, Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, two Sunday matinees at 2pm.

ROLES:
Leads: 7 Male, 1 Female
Ensemble: 6 Male, 6 Female (could be more)

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 Knights for singing and dancing. Also plays GUARD 1 & 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 hometown as well as 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.

THE FOLLOWING ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (20s-30s): (Tenor, 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.

Any questions? Please contact one of us:
Director Dora Greven, 989-2923, cadence153@gmail.com
Producer Mary Longey, 388-7432, mary.longey@gmail.com
Assistant Producer Louise Vojtisek, 388-4809, lvojtisek@yahoo.com
Stage Manager Eileen Corcoran, 373-3786, beancorcoran@yahoo.com