Auditions

AUDITIONS for MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT
Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez
Produced by Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Directed by Seraphina Caligiure
WHEN: Saturday, March 25th 12:00pm-6:00pm 
CALLBACKS: Sunday, March 26th 12:00pm-6:00pm 
WHERE: RepNorth Studios, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
REHEARSALS: Begin Monday, May 22nd and will be a combination of weekday evenings and weekend day/evenings.
PRODUCTION DATES: June 23rd-July 30th
Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking 20 versatile and dynamic singing/dancing/actors for our upcoming production of MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT. Auditions are open to AEA and Non-AEA. Actors of all ages, sizes, and ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please email auditions@seacoastrep.org to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “SPAMALOT” is in the subject line.
Please bring a headshot, resume, and a completed audition form to your audition appointment and arrive 10 minutes prior to your scheduled time. Audition forms will be provided via email prior to auditions.
Actors should prepare 32 bars from a song in the style of the show, and a one-minute comedic monologue.
Select applicants will be asked to attend a dance call so please bring a change of clothes comfortable for movement.
Video submissions will be accepted.
This is a paid position.
Please note: the role of King Arthur has been cast.
Synopsis
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 Frenchmen 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.
Character Descriptions

SIR ROBIN (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.

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. 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.

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 bari-tenor 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.

THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (20s-30s): Tenor singing required. Very good mover. 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: Six men and six women