Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Saturday, March 23 @ 11 am and Sunday, March 24 @ 5 pm
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle, Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin
Directed by Shannon Sanborn
Music Directed by Carol Spradling
Choreographed by Taryn Noelle
The funniest show on earth is coming to spread laughter and merriment throughout Central Vermont! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT, the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the film classic “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” tells the story of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table as they embark on their quest for the Holy Grail. Flying cows, killer rabbits, taunting Frenchmen and show-stopping musical numbers are just a few of the reasons you’ll be eating up SPAMALOT.
Runtime: Approx. 2 hours and 15 minutes plus a 15-minute intermission.
Contains adult humor and language.
No preparation Needed. Audition will consist of a reading, song and dance. Song and dance will be taught at audition.
Note: People auditioning for lady of the lake, please be prepared to scat sing at your audition, any key, any tempo, a cappella (no accompaniment), for 8 beats or longer. If you need a reference for scat singing, google “Ella Fitzgerald How High the Moon” and select the video or audio that is approximately 7 minutes. After the first 90 seconds, she scats for almost the rest of the recording.
Please wear comfortable clothing and appropriate footwear
We encourage you to print and bring your completed audition form and conflict calendar to the audition. Found Online Here
If you are unable forms will be available at auditions
Rehearsal Location: Valley Players Theater
Read Through - March 31 at 6pm
Thursday, June 27 @ 7:00PM
Friday, June 28 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, June 29 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, June 30 @ 2:00 PM
** Note no July 4th show
Friday, July 5 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, July 6 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 7 @ 2:00 PM
Thursday, July 11 @ 7:00PM
Friday, July 12 @ 7:00PM
Saturday, July 13 @ 7:00 PM
Sunday, July 14 @ 2:00 PM
CAST BREAKDOWN (The production team reserves the right to alter any doubling listed as per auditionees)
HISTORIAN a tweedy academic also plays Not Dead Fred/Minstrel/Prince Herbert
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.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE - A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. Must be able to sing effortlessly in many styles and vocal registers.
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. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.
SIR LANCELOT - 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 - 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 hometown and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.
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. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.
SIR BEDEVERE - A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse.
THE LAKER GIRLS - The Lady of the Lake’s posse. Featured throughout the show
ENSEMBLE - Various roles including the GUARDS, MONKS, PRINCE HERBERT, Sir Not Appearing, Minstreal, Sir Bors etc.