Open Auditions for Franklin Performing Arts Company's in concert production of Monty Python's SPAMALOT!
Auditions June 3rd at THE BLACK BOX
11:30 am Ages 14-17
12:15 pm Adults
Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theatre song in the style of the show.
Spamalot will be presented in concert with minimal set, fully staged/choreographed , fully costumed, and with live musicians July 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm at THE BLACK BOX as part of the 3rd annual Franklin Cultural Festival.
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
KING ARTHUR: 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: 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.
SIR LANCELOT: A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his ‘softer side.’
PATSY: King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
SIR GALAHAD: A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad.
SIR BEDEVERE: A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar.
THE 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.
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: Males and Females
*Some actors may or may not play multiple roles*