Theatre 29 Announces Auditions For “Monty Python’s Spamalot”

t29logo_whiteoutAuditions for the Fall production of Theatre 29’s “silly-as-you-like-it” Broadway musical smash, “Monty Python’s Spamalot”, have been scheduled forSunday, June 16 at 2:30pm on the Theatre 29 Main Stage at 73637 Sullivan Road in Twentynine Palms. The musical will take the stage for five weeks beginning August 23rd through September 21st.

In this farcical re-telling of the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, catapulting cows, coconut carrying swallows and one legless knight. Lovingly “ripped-off” from the internationally famous comedy team’s most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, “Monty Python’s Spamalot” “raises silliness to an art form” and has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit.”

Veteran director Kathryn Ferguson will be seeking a cast of seventeen singer/actors for this production.  Most lead roles require the ability to sing.  All roles require some comedic timing.  The roles being cast are:

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 be couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. Also plays GUARD I andBROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.  Tap ability a plus.

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. Under-appreciated 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 & 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 baritenor, 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.

Four Male and four Female Ensemble dancers will play the remaining roles which include:
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.
MINSTRELS: In Sir Robin’s band,
PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.
SIR NOT APPEARING IN THIS SHOW: A “Man of La Mancha” reject
THE DANCING MONK
THE DANCING NUN (MALE)
TWO FRENCH GUARDS
SIR BORS: A Knight who loses his head over a bunny.
MONKS
DEAD PEOPLE
DENIZENS OF CAMELOT
All Female ensemble will be LAKER GIRLS

All roles, except for King Arthur and The Lady of the Lake, play multiple characters.

Show dates are August 23 – 24, 30 – 31 & September 1, 6 – 7, 13-15 & 20-21

Please come to audition prepared with either a karaoke tape or professional backing track as accompaniment, (No background vocals, please!) as there will be no live accompaniment available.  All audition pieces MUST be Broadway music (No original songs, No Pop songs).  Dress to move.  Anyone seeking to assist in a technical capacity, as a set builder or costume construction role, please also attend auditions.  Be prepared for cold reading, pre-selected sides are available for review on our website:<http://www.theatre29.o/>www.theatre29.org, choose the “Auditions” tab and follow the links.  Music samples from the production are also available on that page.  For more information, contact the director, Kathryn Ferguson via email at <mailto:KFerguson@theatre29.org>KFerguson<mailto:KFerguson@theatre29.org>@theatre29.org.

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