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Auditions

AUDITIONS for MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT – TEEN EDITION
Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez
Produced by Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Directed by Bretton Reis.
Assistant Director and Music Direction by Marina Altschiller.
Choreography by Alyssa Dumas
WHEN: Saturday April 29th 12-5pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, April 30th 12pm-5pm
WHERE: RepNorth Studios, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801
REHEARSALS: Begin late May
PRODUCTION DATES: July 12, 19, 26, and August 3-13
Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking talented teens for our Teen Stage production of SPAMALOT!
Auditions are by appointment only. Please email Seraphina@seacoastrep.org to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “SPAMALOT” is in the subject line.
Please bring a headshot, resume, and a list of conflicts from May 30th – July 12th to your audition.

Actors should prepare a 16-32 bar cut of an uptempo song in the style of the musical with them to audition.

There is a $200 production fee with this production. There are a small number of need-based scholarships available. Please ask Seraphina for details.

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.

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
AUDITIONS for Jane Eyre 
Book by John Caird, Music & Lyrics by Paul Gordon, from the novel by Charlotte Bronte
Produced by Seacoast Repertory Theatre
Directed by Danielle Howard
Musical Direction by John Berst
WHEN: Wednesday, May 17th 6:00pm-10:30pm
CALLBACKS: Sunday, May 21st 6:00pm-10:30pm
WHERE: RepNorth Studios, 1 Raynes Ave, Portsmouth, NH
REHEARSALS: Begin August 12th  and will be primarily weekday evenings and weekends. During the first two weeks of rehearsal, there will also be some additional weekday daytime rehearsals.
PRODUCTION DATES: September 14th-October 8th.
Seacoast Repertory Theatre is seeking to cast 18 actor/singers for its upcoming production of Jane Eyre. Auditions are open to AEA and Non-AEA actors. Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to audition.
Auditions are by appointment only. Please email auditions@seacoastrep.org to schedule an appointment. Please be sure that “JANE EYRE” 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 two brief, contrasting songs (16-32 bars each), not to exceed three minutes total. One selection should be from the score of Jane Eyre, the other selection should be a contrasting musical theatre song appropriate to the musical style of the show. Please bring legible sheet music in the correct key, and professionally presented in a three-ring binder.
Video submissions will be accepted.
This is a paid position.
 NOTE: Actresses aged 15 and under, please see the information at the end of this announcement regarding separate youth auditions for the roles of Young Jane, Adele, and Schoolgirls.
SEEKING TO CAST: 18 actor/singers (12 F, 6 M)
JANE EYRE: Early 20s. Legit mezzo with a rich, warm belt. Outwardly, she appears quiet and watchful, but Jane is fiercely strong-willed and passionate. Her beauty does not come from her physical appearance but rather from her character, humor, and strength.
EDWARD FAIRFAX ROCHESTER: 30s-40. Baritenor. Byronic romantic hero. Powerful, masculine, but greatly damaged by life. Intelligent with a keen sense of humor.
MRS FAIRFAX: 40s-60s. Mezzo. The housekeeper of Thornfield Hall. Fussy, garrulous, and kind-hearted. Doubles as Marigold, a semi-moronic, humorless servant at Lowood School.
BLANCHE INGRAM: 20s/early 30s. Legit soprano. Clever, sophisticated, and stunningly beautiful woman who is to be married to Rochester. Doubles as a schoolgirl at Lowood.
HELEN BURNS:  Teen/ early 20s. Mezzo. Young Jane’s dearest friend.  She has a gentle strength and is the spiritual anchor of the story. Doubles as Mary Ingram, Blanche’s catty sister. 
MRS. REED/ LADY INGRAM: 40s—60s. Mezzo. Jane’s cold and over-bearing aunt. She has a brittle strength that turns to madness and vulnerability on her deathbed in Act II; Doubles as Lady Ingram, Blanche Ingram’s mother—a formidable, haughty woman. 
BERTHA MASON/ MISS SCATHERD: 30s. Mezzo. Rochester’s mad wife who haunts Thornfield. Doubles as Miss Scatherd, a hard, embittered teacher at Lowood. Also doubles as Mrs. Dent, Colonel Dent’s sweet-natured wife. 
MR. BROCKLEHURST: 40s-60s. Baritone. The owner of Lowood School. An imposing pontifical zealot. Doubles as Colonel Dent, a choleric old campaigner with an eye for young women. Also doubles as the local Vicar. 
ROBERT: 30s-50. The Butler at Thornfield.  Dry and intelligent; a martyr to Mrs. Fairfax’s whims.
ST. JOHN RIVERS: 20s/30s. Tenor. Appealing and handsome curate of Gateshead parish; passionately devoted to his Christian faith and duty. Doubles as Mr. Eshton, the local magistrate and neighbor of Rochester’s—a charming but ineffectual widower. 
RICHARD MASON: 30s/40s. Baritone. Bertha Mason’s brother. A well-educated gentleman, but haunted by the wrong he has done to Rochester and the need to care for his deranged, unhappy sister.
JOHN REED/ LORD INGRAM: Late teens. Tenor. Mrs. Reed’s cruel, manipulative son. Doubles as Lord Ingram, Blanche’s languid and self-important brother.
GRACE POOLE: 20s/early 30s. Mezzo. Bertha Mason’s minder and nurse; caring and capable, with an occasional fondness for the liquor pot. She doubles as Amy Eshton—pretty, child-like, and naïve.
LOUISA ESHTON: 20s. Mezzo. Mr. Eshton’s daughter – not unattractive but myopic and a little slow on the uptake.
ACTRESSES 15 and YOUNGER—Video Auditions are being accepted for the following youth roles:
Girls interested in auditioning for Young Jane, Adele, or a Schoolgirl, must submit a video audition. Actors will be asked to sing two brief selections from the show. Music sides will be provided.
For full consideration, videos must be received no later than Thursday, May 18th.  Callbacks will be on Monday, May 22nd @ 6-9pm.
Please contact auditions@seacoastrep.org for more information and to obtain the audition sides. Please be sure “JANE EYRE” is in the subject line.
YOUTH ROLES:
YOUNG JANE EYRE:  Age 9-12. Mezzo. A strong, willful, soulful young girl. Strong acting and singing required.
ADELE: Age 9-12. Mr. Rochester’s daughter. Gregarious with a dramatic flair. Speaks with a French accent and speaks several French phrases. Doubles as a schoolgirl at Lowood.
SCHOOLGIRLS: Seeking two strong singer/actors, ages 9-12.