Open Auditions for Monty Python’s SPAMALOT

The Castle Craig Players will hold open auditions for their summer production of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT. Directed by Ian Galligan, Musical Direction by Mark Ceppetelli.

AUDITION DATES: Tuesday, March 14 & Thursday, March 16 from 6:30-9:30pm

PERFORMANCE DATES: July 28-August 6 (Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm, Sundays at 2pm)

Rehearsal Begin: Late May/Early June

SEEKING: Seeking adult actors of all types with strong comedic acting skills. Actors must be ages 18 & over. See Character Breakdown and Audition Requirements below.

Please prepare a song from the breakdown below, based on the role(s) you’re interested in. Links to download the sheet music with appropriate cuts are provided. Please note, there are NO non-singing roles in Spamalot.

Please also be prepared to read from the script, and learn a short movement/dance combination (dress comfortably – and bring dance shoes, if you have them). Bring a resume & headshot or recent photo of yourself.

Please email CastleCraigPlayers@gmail.com to schedule an audition time slot. Be sure to state which evening you prefer to attend- and, attach your resume & headshot, if possible. Walk-ins will only be seen if time permits.

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:
(Please note that the ages listed just serve as a guide. Most characters speak with a British accent. It is also to your advantage to be familiar with the music from the show and the movie, “MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL”.)

KING ARTHUR (Baritone [Low G2 — High F4], 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.
Audition Song: KING ARTHURS SONG (entire song) or IM ALL ALONE (top-measure-22)

THE LADY OF THE LAKE (Mezzo with large range [Low E3 — High B6], 20s-40s) – 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.
Audition Song: FIND YOUR GRAIL (measure 8-40) AND WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY PART (measure 3-49)

SIR ROBIN (Tenor/Baritone [Low D3 — High G4], 30s-40s) – 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. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44) or YOU WONT SUCCEED ON BROADWAY (measure 11-47)

SIR LANCELOT (Tenor/Baritone [Low C3 — High E4], 30s-40s) – 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.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44) or HIS NAME IS LANCELOT (measure 54-72)

PATSY (Tenor/Baritone [Low Bb3 — High G5], 20s-40s) – King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated 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 and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44)

SIR GALAHAD (Tenor [Low Bb3 — High Bb5], 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.
Audition Song: THE SONG THAT GOES LIKE THIS (top-measure-48 – sing both parts)

SIR BEDEVERE (Tenor/Baritone with falsetto [Low D3 — High G4], 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.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44)

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (Tenor [Low A2 – High A5], 20s-30s) – A strong character actor who plays: THE HISTORIAN (a tweedy academic), NOT DEAD FRED (a sickly little fellow who – despite others’ beliefs – claims he is “not yet dead”), a FRENCH GUARD (the condemnatory sidekick to the French Taunter), a MINSTREL in Sir Robin’s band; and PRINCE HERBERT (the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower). High tenor singing required. Very good mover.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44) AND WHERE ARE YOU (entire song)

MALE ENSEMBLE* (6 men) – seeking strong singers who move well to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in “Not Yet Dead,” the Dancing Monk, the Dancing Nun, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, Robin’s Minstrel, and more! Tap skills a bonus.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44) or HIS NAME IS LANCELOT (measure 54-72)

FEMALE ENSEMBLE* (6 women) – seeking strong singers who move well to play many roles including the Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, two of Robin’s Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, and more! Strong dance skills preferred, tap skills a bonus.
Audition Song: ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE (top-measure 44), FIND YOUR GRAIL (measure 8-40) or WHATEVER HAPPENED TO MY PART (measure 3-49)

*EVERY “Ensemble” member plays at least SIX roles.