Monty Python's Spamalot
Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle
A new musical lovingly ripped off from the motion picture "Monty Python and the Holy Grail"
From the original screenplay by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin
Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions, The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz, Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, Live Nation
Directed by Janos Zeller
Musical Direction by Naomi Williams
Choreography by Danielle Desmarais
Please note callbacks will now be held on Monday, Sept. 10th at 7:00 PM.
Auditions are held at the Beddington Heights Community Arts Centre
375 Bermuda Dr NW, Calgary, AB (Click here for directions).
About the Show
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. This hilarious musical sticks close to the original legend*, but features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.
Always look on the bright side of life
FRC is proud to present one of the country’s first non-professional productions of Monty Python’s Spamalot! With numbers like “The Song That Goes Like This” and “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life”, this Tony Award winner for Best Musical will have you rolling in the aisles (and did we mention the bevy of beautiful show girls?)*No it doesn't.
We dine well here in Camelot, we eat ham and jam and spam a lot!
Here's a sneak peek of the show:
Don't miss out!
January 11th - 26th, 2013, Victor Mitchell Theatre - Pumphouse Theatres
PLEASE NOTE: For the week prior to opening (beginning Sunday January 6th), please expect a rehearsal or other activity on each day.
Members of Equity and ACTRA please note that as FRC produces shows on a volunteer, recreational basis, we will not pay any professional association fees, such as the fees stipulated by Equity’s Amateur Guest Artist policy, under any circumstances whatsoever.
Please prepare a comedic monologue or joke, or you may use one of the Monty Python sketches listed here and there will be someone in the audition who you will play opposite with.
The Cheese Shop
For “Argument Clinic” memorize the part of ‘Man’, for “Dead Parrot” memorize the part of ‘Mr Praline’, for “Fish License” also memorize the part of ‘Praline’, for “Nudge, Nudge” you will be reading the part of ‘Man’, for "Cheese Shop" memorize 'Customer', and for “Crunchy Frog” memorize ‘Praline’ once more.
For more inspiration, check out this database of Monty Python sketches:
For your Music audition:
Prepare a comedic musical theatre piece (No more than 3 minutes long, not from Spamalot) which displays your vocal capabilities. Please bring a backing track or your own accompanist (a piano will be provided). No a-cappella.
Women who are auditioning for Lady of the Lake (aka The Diva) should be prepared to show virtuosity and complete command of their singing voice. You may choose any pop/jazz/musical theatre piece that can do this in three minutes...comedic not required but is encouraged.
There will be a group choreography audition after every 5 auditions, so please prepare for that after your audition is finished.
Read through will be on Wednesday, Sep 12th;
The first rehearsal will begin Saturday, Sep 15th.
Sep 15th to Oct 28th:
Rehearsals will be held every Wednesday at 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Oct 29th to Dec 22nd:
Rehearsals will be every Monday and Wednesday from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM and every Saturday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM (rehearsing 3 times a week).
Rehearsals will then break for the holidays and resume on Wednesday, Jan 2nd and Saturday, Jan 5th; before we move into the theatre on Sun, Jan 6th.
|Arthur||M||Some||Baritone||King of the Britons. Has trouble counting to three|
|The Lady of the Lake||F||Some||Alto||An aquatic diva|
|Patsy||M/F||Some||Alto/baritone||King Arthur's trusty servant/steed and constant companion|
|Sir Lancelot||M||Some||Baritone||A near psychopathic knight with a difference|
|Sir Robin||M||Y||Baritone||A cowardly knight well versed in the world of musical theatre|
|Sir Galahad||M||Some||Tenor||Formerly Dennis Galahad, a politically active peasant. Dashingly handsome|
|Sir Bedevere||M||Some||Baritone||A wise but smelly knight|
|Mayor||M/F||Some||Baritone/alto||A character who really shouldn’t be in this musical|
|2 Sentries||M/F||N||Both enjoy talking about swallows and coconuts|
|Not Dead Fred||M||Y||Tenor||He's not dead yet. He’s getting better|
|Mrs Galahad||M/F||N||Dennis’s Mother. A Pepperpot, and a politically-active peasant|
|French Taunter||M/F||A French soldier who enjoys taunting|
|The Head Knight who says "Ni!"||M/F||N||The leader of the most feared Cult in the land: The dreaded knights who say "Ni!". Enjoys shrubberies|
|Robin’s Lead Minstrel||M/F||Y||Tenor/soprano||Never knows when to shut up|
|Black Knight||M||N||A psychotic knight who will fight even after all his arms and legs have been cut off|
|Concorde||M/F||Some||Lancelot's trusty servant/steed. Can survive an arrow to the chest|
|Prince Herbert||M||Y||Tenor||The King of Swamp Castle’s son. Loves to sing|
|Herbert's Father||M/F||N||The King of Swamp Castle and a hard-hearted, money-grubbing lord who hates music|
|2 Guards||M/F||N||One has trouble understanding simple concepts the other has a bad case of the hiccups|
|Tim the Enchanter||M/F||N||A pyromaniac|
|Brother Maynard||M||N||Arthur's go-to guy for God|
|The Laker Girls||F||Y||The Lady of the Lake's back-up dancers/cheerleaders|
|Knights of the Round Table||M||Y||They dance when e'er they're able|
|Robin’s Minstrels||M/F||Y||Sir Robin's back-up group|
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