Monty Python’s Spamalot
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
Director, Musical Director, Choreographer: Connie Mockenhaupt
When: Sunday May 21 at 7:00pm
Where: Sutter Street Theatre Annex, 710 Figueroa Street, Folsom 95630
All roles are open for teens and adults both male and female. No roles are precast. The audition will consist of a prepared song and cold readings from the script plus some dancing. Dress appropriately for movement if you are auditioning for a dancing role.
What to bring: A head shot and resume if you have them plus a prepared short song with backing tracks on your phone. There will not be an accompanist available.
The show runs on Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 4:30pm from July 8 through August 13, 2023.
Rehearsals are currently scheduled from Monday through Thursday in the evenings, May 30 through July 7. There is no rehearsal currently scheduled on July 3 & 4. There can be no conflicts for tech week (July 5, 6 & 7) or the performances. We can usually work around rehearsal conflicts if they are minor.
Synopsis: Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s 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 a bevy of beautiful showgirls? The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”
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.
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.
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.’
PATSY- King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
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.
SIR BEDEVERE- A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar.
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.
LAKER GIRLS- Back-up dancers for the LADY OF THE LAKE. Described in a script note as “six scantily-clad ladies in fronds.”
HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic.
MAYOR- A jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town.
BROTHER MAYNARD- A long-winded monk.
PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER- A wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman man at odds with his sensitive son.
THE BLACK KNIGHT- Is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.
THE FRENCH TAUNTER- An arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman.
DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER- a shrill peasant woman.
CONCORDE- Sir Lancelot’s horse.
The KNIGHT OF NI- An absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights.
TIM THE ENCHANTER- a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
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.
Plus many more great ensemble roles!
For further information call the theatre at 916-353-1001.