January 12-13, by appointment
Call the QCT Box Office at (217) 222-3209 to schedule an audition appointment.
Company Meeting: January 20th
First Rehearsal: January 21st
Rehearsals: Monday-Friday, based on the actors’ availability. Some weekend rehearsals.
Tech Days: March 14-15
Dress Rehearsals: March 16-17
Performances: March 19-22, 27-29
(Performances are at 7:30 PM Thursday-Saturdays with 2:00 PM Sunday matinees)
Previews: March 18
MATERIAL TO PREPARE
Director | BRANDON THOMSEN
Vocal Director | JILLIAN WAGNER MILLER
Music Director | ALAN KANAUSS
Choreographer | CHERYL KAISER
Scenic Designer | TBA
Flying cows, killer rabbits, and taunting Frenchmen…oh my! Winner of the Tony® Award for Best Musical, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT is the outrageous musical comedy lovingly ripped off from the classic film MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL. This uproarious musical retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table on their quest for the Holy Grail in the signature style of Monty Python. With infectious tunes and show-stopping musical numbers, SPAMALOT adds up to a wildly comical musical that “raises silliness to an art form” (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as “a no-holds-barred smash hit” (The New Yorker).
All roles are available. Some male roles may be played by women.
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 plays 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 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.
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 plays 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 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 bari-tenor singing required.
SIR BEDEVERE (20s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse. No solo singing.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20s-30s):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 may be pre-recorded.
TWO FRENCH GUARDS are two of the MALE ENSEMBLE
ROBIN’S MINSTRELS are also ENSEMBLE: 2 MEN, 1 WOMAN.
SIR BORS is MALE ENSEMBLE.
ENSEMBLE: Six men and six women
TO SCHEDULE YOUR AUDITION DAY,
CALL THE QCT BOX OFFICE AT (217) 222-3209