OB Playhouse & Theatre Co. ☮
ALL SHOWS POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE ☹
OB Playhouse & Theatre Co. announces its auditions for:
Book and Lyrics: Eric Idle
Music: John Du Prez
Directed by Jennie Gray Connard
Music Directed by Kirk Valles
Choreography by Alyssa Austin & Jennie Gray Connard
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL, 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 show girls?
Diverse Actors of all Genders, Ethnicities, Types, Abilities, etc. are strongly encouraged and desired.
AUDITIONS are by appointment only and will be held on:
Saturday, 1/18/20 from 10AM - 4PM
Invited Callbacks will be held on: Sunday, 1/19/20 from 10AM – 2 PM.
Production dates: 04/24/2020 – 05/24/2020
Production days/times: Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM
IMPORTANT: There will be a special “Industry Night” performance at 8 PM on Monday, 05/04/2020
*(By auditioning for this show, you are agreeing to the Industry Night performance).
Rehearsal & Production Dates & Locations:
Rehearsals begin 03/01/2020 and will run Sunday ‘s - Wednesday’s at 6:30 and Saturday’s at 10 a.m.
Rehearsal location will vary depending on the day, but will typically be held among the following locations:
OB Playhouse, St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, OB Womans Club, Fredricka Manor.
With the subject, “SPAMALOT AUDITION” and Attach/Include the following:
- Headshot (or current photo)
- Performance Resume, if available
- Phone number (please include this in the body of your email even if it is on your resume)
- Audition time preference
- Any known conflicts during the rehearsal process (No performance conflicts will be accommodated.)
Please prepare one minute or 16-32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Singing from the show is welcome & encouraged, but not required. Please bring piano sheet music in your key. An accompanist will be provided. (No A Capella or recorded tracks please).
If you are asked to come to callbacks, please be prepared to read, move, tap dance and dance.
All characters have a British accent, please be prepared to read in this accent. It is also to your advantage to be familiar with the musical AND the movie, Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Below you will find character descriptions however, please be aware that some characters that are listed as being played by the same actor, may or may not be split. Diverse Actors of all Genders, Ethnicities, Types, Abilities, etc. are strongly encouraged and desired.
*PLEASE NOTE* - The following roles have been cast:
- THE LADY OF THE LAKE
- SIR GALHAD
- HISTORIAN/NOT DEAD FRED/FRENCHGUARD/MINSTREL/PRINCE HERBERT
KING ARTHUR (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.
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.
SIR GALAHAD (this role has been cast): 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 (this role has been cast): 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.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR (this role has been cast): 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.
There are multiple standout roles within the Ensemble including:
KNIGHTS OF THE ROUNDTABLE, THE LAKER GIRLS, THE DANCING NUN, FRENCH GUARDS, ROBIN'S MINSTRELS, SIR BORS.
These roles require strong singing, comedic and dancing skills. Diverse Actors of all Genders, Ethnicities, Types, Abilities, etc. are strongly encouraged and desired.