Dayton Playhouse announces auditions for
Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Book and Lyrics by: Eric Idle
Music: John Du Prez
Director: Jenni Cypher
Music Director: Lorri Johnson-Topping
Choreographer: Emily Hughes
Audition Dates: July 25 and 26, 2022 from 7-9:30pm with callbacks on July 27, 2022.
Performance Dates: Weekends September 16-October 2, 2022
Audition location: Dayton Playhouse 1301 E Siebenthaler Ave Dayton 45414
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 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 cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”
This show contains mature content and as such, you must be at least 16 to audition.
Traditionally, many of the ensemble roles are doubled with the principal actors. We are looking to cast a diverse ensemble of men and women, both dancing and non-dancing. We do reserve the right to double some roles as necessary.
Please prepare 32 bars from a musical in the style of Spamalot but not from the show. An accompanist will be provided and you may use recorded accompaniment as well.
Come prepared to dance and bring your tap shoes if you have them. There will be a general dance audition and a tap combo. Most of all, bring your sense of humor and a willingness to be silly and play. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Cast of characters:
- King Arthur: 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. Baritone (Low G2-High F4)
- Lady of the Lake: 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. Large range, (Low E3 to High B6). Belting a must.
- Sir Robin: A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called Sir Robin the Brave though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for singing and dancing. Tenor/Baritone (Low D3 to High G4)
- Sir Lancelot: A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault, but through a twist of fate, does discover his “softer side”. Tenor (Low C3- High E4)
Patsy: King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for
- King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
- Sir Galahad: A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class mud gatherer who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Bari-tenor (Low Bb3 – High Bb5)
- Sir Bedevere: A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. Baritone (Low D3 – High G4)
- Prince Herbert: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for this love atop a tower. Tenor (Low A2-High A 5)
- The Historian: Could be male or female. A tweedy academic (the narrator)
- As mentioned above, looking for male and female ensemble members, both dancing and nondancing for a variety of additional characters.
For additional information, please contact director Jenni Cypher at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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