Auditions: Monty Python's Spamalot - Tuesday, July 13

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Originally schedule to open before Covid, we are bringing back this show to run October 1 - 31, 2021.

 

The following roles are open (descriptions below):​

  • Robin (we will consider a female for this role)

  • Ensemble Males (tap dancing a plus)

  • Ensemble Females (dancing, tap dancing a plus)

All who are auditioning, complete the online audition form and also schedule your audition time. You will need an acting resume, a headshot, an emergency contact info to complete the form, and should be able to complete the form in one sitting.  This audition form should be completed within 48 hours of securing your audition time.

Auditions, rehearsals and performances are held at Stageworks Theatre, 10760 Grant Road, Houston, Texas 77070.

With book and lyrics by Eric Idle himself and music by John Du Prez – and 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.

The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. 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.”

Auditions are open to the community and no roles have been cast yet. Some parts may be cast with actors of ANY ethnicity and gender neutral. We are seeking actors who love Monty comedy and who can sing, act, and move well. We are also seeking dancers, including tap dancers.

 

*All actors are required to be at least 17 years old at the time of show opening to audition, unless specifically approved by the Artistic Director. Additionally, roles may be cast without callbacks.

Character Descriptions for Available Roles

***All roles require a British accent and we will provide a dialect coach (cockney, Scottish, RP, etc)

 

SIR ROBIN (Tenor/Baritone [Low D3-High G4], upper 20s-40s). A Knight of the Round Table. 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. A good mover.

 

MALE ENSEMBLE. Seeking 6 dancers/movers and singers to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in “Not Yet Dead,” the Dancing Monk, the Dancing Nun, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, Robin’s Minstrel, and more! Tap skills are a bonus!

 

FEMALE ENSEMBLE. Seeking 6 dancers/movers and singers to play many roles including Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, two of Robin’s Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, and more! Tap skills are a bonus!

Song/Side Preparation
  • Please prepare and perform 1-2 minutes of an upbeat, musical comedy selection and be prepared to act it as well. Song selections from the show ARE acceptable. An accompanist and music player will be provided; no acappella auditions, please.

  • All characters have British accents – please be prepared to sing and read in this accent.

  • It is to your advantage to be very familiar with the music from the show and the movie, “MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL.”

  • We would prefer you NOT perform with sheet music in your hand – we’d rather see you tell a story.

  • Dance: There is a dance portion to this audition that will assess your movement level. We are looking for tappers, so please bring your tap shoes if you own some. Also, please wear appropriate clothing for dance/movement, so that we can see your best physicality.

Dance Preparation

All auditioners will participate in a dance call. In addition to basic dancing, there is a dance ensemble in this show of 10-14 people. We’re looking for the strongest storytellers.

 

Please wear appropriate clothing for dance/movement that allows us to see your movement.

Unable To Attend Audition?  

We will accept video auditions up to July 15, 2021.  Record your audition and upload to Vimeo or YouTube and provide the link (provide password as required).  Additionally, complete this online audition form and include your video link in the assigned field (at the end of the form).

Audition Schedule
  • Open Auditions, Tuesday, July 13

  • Callbacks if needed:  Thursday, July 15

Rehearsal Schedule
  • To be determined by conflicts and estimated to start late July. Normally called 3-4 times/week; possible schedule to include  Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday/Thursday 7-10pm and Saturday (morning 9-1 or afternoon 1-5).

  • Mandatory rehearsals held every Thursday evening during the run of the show

  • Conflicts will be heavily scrutinized on this show, as it is a heavy ensemble show
     

Performance Schedule
  • October 1 - 31, 2021

  • Fridays 7:30 PM, Saturdays 7:30 PM, Sundays 3:00 PM

Final Casting

Join the Stageworks Theatre Open Auditions Facebook group for casting updates.