Auditions will be held December 5 & 6, 2022.
Actual show will be produced February 17-19 & 23-26.
Where: The Belmont Theatre
27 South Belmont St. York, PA
WHEN: December 5 and 6 at 6 or 7pm
*If you cannot make auditions (we prefer in person auditions), video auditions are accepted. Submit a song and include picture and resume. Forward to email@example.com .
Director: René Staub
Music Director: Seth Shields
Choreographer: Sarah Logsdon
NEEDED: A cast of male and female singers and dancers/movers/tech dancers with great comedic timing (age16+). Some will need to tap dance. (Anyone under age 17 will need parent to sign a form due to mature content.)
MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention killer rabbits, cows and French people. King Arthur recruits Knights of the Round Table to join him on a quest to find the holy grail.
While the musical is based on the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, it is really a parody of, and an homage to musical theater. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical.
Prepare at least 32 bars of a comedic, up-tempo song in the same style of the show
Bring recorded accompaniment (We have a bluetooth speaker) or sheet music. An accompanist will be provided. -NO ACAPELLA-
Dress comfortably and be prepared to dance. Choreographer will teach a dance sequence.
Bring tap shoes if you can tap dance.
*All actors are required to be at least 16 years old at the time of show opening to audition due to mature content. (Anyone under age 17 will need parent to sign a form due to mature content.)
CAST OF CHARACTERS
The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer.
Age: Late 30s and up.
Vocal: Baritone (Low G2 – High F4)
Dialect: English – royal
Dance: Minimal but must be a good mover.
LADY OF THE LAKE:
A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. Powerful singing voice is essential as she must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers. Must have top-notch comic timing and vocal improv skills.
Age: 20 and up.
Vocal: Alto with a large range (Low E3 – High B6) Belting a must. Dialect: English/Diva
A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called ‘Sir Robin the Brave’, though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. May also play Guard 1.
Vocal: Tenor/Baritone (Low D3 – High G4)
Dialect: English – [posh] Dance: Strong
A Knight of the Round Table. 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. May also play the French Taunter, Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter.
Vocal: Tenor (Low C3 – High E4)
Dialects: English – slightly cockney (possibly French, high pitched voice and heavy Scottish) Dance: Some dance ability.
King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover, tap dancer. May also play the Mayor of Finland.
Dialect: English – slightly cockney
Dance: Strong – tap dancer
A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. May also play – Prince Herbert’s Father and the Black Knight.
Age – 20s – 30s
Vocal: Bari-Tenor (Low Bflat3 – High Bflat 5. Dialect: English, becomes very posh once knighted. Dance: Minimal – must be able to move well.
A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. No solo singing. May also play Dennis Galahad’s Mother and Concorde – Sir Lancelot’s horse. Age – 30s – 50s
Vocal: Baritone (Low D3 – High G4)
Dance: Minimal – must be able to move well.
The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower. May also play Not Dead Fred and the Minstrel.
Vocal: Tenor (Low A2 – High A5)
Dance: Strong – must be able to move well as Fred. Historian:
A tweedy academic (the Narrator).
Might also play Brother Maynard, a long-winded monk.
Dialect: English – refined, professorial
FEMALE ENSEMBLE and/or TECH DANCERS:
The Laker Girls/Camelot Showgirls The Lady of the Lake’s posse. Featured throughout the show. Must be strong dancers and singers. 6 roles are available. Many fun smaller character roles (see below).
Age: 16 and up
Vocal: Varied ranges, but strong vocal ability a must. Dance: Good dancers needed; Tap Dancing Needed.
MALE ENSEMBLE and/or TECH DANCERS:
Additional Knights. 6 roles available. Many fun smaller character roles are possible. (see below)
Age: 16 and up
Vocal: varied ranges, but strong vocal ability a must.
Dance: need good dancers, tap-dancing a plus
May be cast with male or female actors. Includes numerous characters with minor speaking parts. Assigned after casting:
Knights – looking for tap dancing knights – this could be a mix of male and female
French People (guards, painter, mime, can-can dancers, Eponine from Les Mis)
• Various Monks, Dead Bodies, and Guards, Finlandians
Important Casting Notes:
Traditionally, certain lead actors play multiple characters in the combinations listed above.
• English accents/dialects will be required for performance. Use the internet/BBC to help you prepare.
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