Auditions

Cassidy Theatre Presents
Auditions for Monty Python's 'Spamalot'

Directed by Keli Schimelpfenig
Music Direction by Heidi Herczeg
Choreography by Jen Justice

When:
We are postponing auditions for Spamalot until at least mid-April, at the earliest. We hope you all understand, and we hope to still see you when auditions do take place!.

Production runs weekends weekends from June 12 - June 28th.

Where:
Cassidy Theatre
6200 Pearl Road
Parma Heights, OH 44130

When arriving, please use the double doors near the loop to enter, not the single door near the parking lot. Auditions will take place on-stage.

What to Prepare:

Auditioners should prepare a 32 bar cut of a musical theater song in a key comfortable for you to sing. An accompanist will be provided for you. No Sondheim, please.

Auditioners should expect to cold-read sides from the script both days.

Singing portion will take place on the 21st – folks we are interested in seeing dance will be asked back for the dance call the next day on the 22nd.

Please watch the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail prior to auditioning if you have not.

Lastly, minimum age to be considered is 16 years old, due to the content of the show.

If you have any questions, or can’t make auditions but are interested and/or would like instructions to submit a video audition, please contact the director Keli Schimelpfenig at keli@shinypennystudios.com

Who We’re Looking For:

Note: We will most likely be following the original production’s role tracks, where some performers will be asked to play multiple roles through the production.

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 may play 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 may play 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 may play 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 may play 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 may play DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse. No solo singing.

THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20s+):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.

SIR NOT APPEARING may double as THE DANCING MONK

A MALE DANCER appears as THE DANCING NUN

THE VOICE OF GOD

TWO FRENCH GUARDS are two of the ENSEMBLE

ROBIN’S MINSTRELS are also ENSEMBLE: 2 MEN, 1 WOMAN.

SIR BORS is MALE ENSEMBLE.

ENSEMBLE: Six men and six women

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Parma Heights, OH 44130

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Cassidy Theatre is supported in part by the residents of Cuyahoga County through a public grant from Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.