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production genre: Musical
region: North West | society: Preston Musical Comedy Society (directory) | performance venue: Charter Theatre, Preston. The Playhouse, Preston
production dates: 09 May 2018 - 12 May 2018
who can audition?:
25 Sep 2017 - 19:30
07703 731816 |
28 Sep 2017 - 19:30
01 Oct 2017 - 12:30
Harris Primary School, Wychnor in Fulwood, Preston, PR2 7EE
Get your coconuts ready - Monty Python's Spamalot rides into The Charter Theatre in May 2018 (May 9th - 12th) and this amazing, witty, silly musical is looking for a cast.
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, 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.
Songs from the show include:
Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
We want to have fun from the outset, so to keep things simple (like our production team) turn up to a welcome event on 25th September at The Harris Primary School on Wychnor in Fulwood at 7.30pm where you will be given information on the quest to gain a role in the show. There may even be an opportunity to do some mud gathering.
If you see yourself in this acclaimed show then come on down and display your talents. As this is a Preston Musical Comedy Society Show it will no doubt be the most popular ever with everyone who is anyone in musical theatre so make sure you are the biggest diva, attend the event then register to audition.
On Thursday 28th September we will meet up again at the school, if we haven't all perished from over leaching and boil lancing at 7.30pm to learn some simple dance moves for the audition. Nothing to be scared of.....mostly.
The auditions - with a dance refresh will take place on the afternoon of Sunday 1st October. Audition material will be available plus videos and rehearsal tracks for singing and dancing and the obligatory making merry.
We will try our best to get the Production Team to make sense but when you know it is Mark Howard directing, Alex Phillips-Yates in charge of musical direction and Zak Phillips-Yates choreographing - you realise it's an uphill struggle.
25th September - Welcome Event to find out all the details at Harris Primary School on Wychnor in Fulwood, PR2 7EE
28th September - Music and Dance workshop to teach you all you need for the auditions (although video will be available it will help you massively to attend this workshop - especially if you want to be be in the ensemble) - at Harris Primary School on Wychnor in Fulwood, PR2 7EE
1st October - Auditions from 12.30pm - Dance refresher then into auditions - at Harris Primary School on Wychnor in Fulwood, PR2 7EE
The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Strong comedy. Strong singer. Baritone
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. Baritone
A Knight of the Roundtable - he is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, discovers his gay 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. Baritone
Sir Dennis 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 man at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong baritenor singing required
A Knight of the Roundtable - An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse. Strong singing but - No solo singing - Baritone
The Lady of the Lake
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.
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. - Baritone
Strong tenor/high tenor 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.
Preferrably 6 to 8 male ensemble to play Knights etc and some smaller parts
Strong Singing Dance preferred – tap?
Preferrably 6 to 8 female ensemble to play Laker Girls, Knights who say "Ni", Monks, Camelot hostesses and other parts
Strong Singing Dance preferred – tap?