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AUDITION: Spamalot – School Edition

Presented by The Majestic Academy of Dramatic Arts (Teens)

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 6:30pm

(Ages 13-18*) *You must be within these ages at the time of audition; proof of age may be required.

Performance Dates: May 15-17, 2020 at the Derry Opera House

 

 

SYNOPSIS:

Book and Lyrics By Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez

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.”

Spamalot School Edition is a slightly reworked version of the original Broadway script. The School Edition has been carefully edited, to make the show more producible for teen groups.

DIRECTED BY JOCELYN DUFORD / MUSICAL DIRECTION BY KEITH BELANGER

 

CHARACTERS (All ages considered for all roles):

  • 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 d/b/a LANCE: 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. Strong bari/tenor singing required.
  • SIR BEDEVERE: A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. No solo singing.
  • 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. Must have excellent diction.
  • NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead.”
  • PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing, and pines for his love atop a tower.
  • ENSEMBLE: The ensemble/chorus also cover the following roles:
    • MAYOR and FINLAND VILLAGERS
    • SINGING MONKS
    • SIR NOT APPEARING
    • DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER: a shrill peasant woman
    • THE DANCING MONK
    • THE DANCING NUN
    • THE FRENCH TAUNTER: an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
    • TWO FRENCH GUARDS: also arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
    • ROBIN’S MINSTRELS: In Sir Robin’s band
    • THE KNIGHT OF NI: an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights
    • THE KNIGHTS OF NI
    • THE BLACK KNIGHT: who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.
    • PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER: a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son
    • GUARD 1: The lead guard
    • GUARD 2: A useless guard
    • CONCORDE: Sir Lancelot’s horse and servant
    • TIM THE ENCHANTER: a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
    • SIR BORS: a knight who will confront the killer rabbit

SCHEDULE:

  • REHEARSAL SCHEDULE: (at Majestic Studios) – STARTS SUN. 3/15/20
    • TUESDAYS and THURSDAYS from 6:00-9:00pm
    • SUNDAYS from 12:00-4:00pm
  • MANDATORY DRESS REHEARSALS: (at Derry Opera House)
    • SUNDAY, MAY 10th from 11am-8:00pm
    • MONDAY, MAY 11th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
    • TUESDAY, MAY 12th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
    • WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
    • THURSDAY, MAY 14th from 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • MANDATORY PERFORMANCES: (at Derry Opera House)
    • FRIDAY, MAY 15th at 7:00pm / 6:00pm call
    • SATURDAY, MAY 16th at 7:00pm / 6:00pm call
    • SUNDAY, MAY 17th at 2:00pm / 1:00pm call
      • followed by MANDATORY STRIKE for all cast members.

 

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

  • You do not need to make an audition appointment, simply show up. We see people in the order they arrive and complete paperwork. To print and fill out the audition form ahead of time please click here: Audition Form 2018-19 – Youth
  • IMPORTANT: If you audition for our production and are cast it is expected you will follow through and do our production; failure to do so may prevent you from being cast in a future show as you will have possibly taken a spot from someone who was not cast. If you are auditioning ONLY for specific roles you may specify that on the audition form and you will only be considered for those roles. If you do not specify we will assume you will accept ANY role offered.
  • There is a $125 production fee associated with this production (if you need financial assistance please fill out our Majestic Theatre Scholarship App Form 18 – this should be done immediately AFTER casting as needing scholarship assistance is NOT a factor in casting). This includes all rehearsal materials for the show, a show t-shirt, and a professionally taken photos from the production.
  • In addition, there is a $75 “Doing Your Part” deposit that you get back once all production support items are completed. Here are the DYP requirements: Spamalot DYP
  • Please prepare a musical selection that shows off the character of your voice; please bring sheet music (pianist provided) or a backing track (no voices); you may blu-tooth to our stereo or bring a CD.
  • Audition may also consist of readings from the script (provided at audition time).

 

AUDITIONS & REHEARSALS HELD AT:
The MAJESTIC THEATRE
Offices & Rehearsal Studios
880 Page Street
Manchester, NH 03109