Wednesday, September 24, 2014

AUDITION - MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT *New Date OCT 11 at Foothills Dance in Shingle Springs

UPDATE:  Audition date changed to October 11 at 9:00 a.m. at Foothills Dance and Performing Arts,  6976 Durock Road in Shingle Springs. 

Lead and Ensemble Vocals: 9:00 to Noon 
All Auditioners Dance: 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Lead Role Monologues: 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. 

***Call-Back Audition (By Invitation): Oct. 12, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. This will include readings and some group singing.

The Tony Award-winning production of Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and their quest for the Holy Grail. The show features a chorus line of dancing divas and knights, flatulent Frenchmen, killer rabbits, a flying cow, a flying enchanter, and a legless knight. Spamalot pokes fun at the conventions of musical theater and popular culture as it lovingly “rips off” the internationally famous comedy team’s movie production of Monty Python and the Holy Grail.

All Roles are Available

Performances March 27, 2015 – April 26, 2015 

King Arthur (Male Lead, requires humor, comedic timing, very strong vocal skills)

Sir Robin
also Guard No.1 (Taunter), Brother Maynard (long-winded Monk)

Lancelot also French Taunter, Lead Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter (character voices, accents)

Patsy also Arthur’s Horse, King Arthur’s Servant, Mayor, Guard No.2
(a very physical role, requires strong comedic timing)

Sir Galahad also Dennis the Mud Gatherer, Prince Herbert’s Father and The Black Knight
(strong bari-tenor, leading-man type, comedic timing)

Sir Bedevere Dennis (Galahad’s Mother), and Concorde (Lancelot’s Horse) (no solo singing)

Male Character Historian, Narrator, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, Minstrel, Prince Herbert
(tenor, strong movement and dance skills, comedic timing)

The Lady of the Lake (Female Lead, a “dancing diva” singing a variety of song types effortlessly)

Ensemble: 6 Men and 6 Women (All Ensemble Members play multiple roles; strong dancing skills required). Women do “Vegas-style dancing” and cheerleading.

Robin’s Minstrel’s are 2 men, 1 woman. Sir Bors is male ensemble.

Audition Vocal Requirements

Auditioners for lead roles will be required to sing a song from the production. Sheet music for the lead roles is available for downloading from .

Auditioners for ensemble roles may sing any theater-type song of their choice.

An accompanist, CD player, and Ipod/smartphone player will be available.

The show will be performed with a professional digital musical performance backing track.

Audition & Production Dancing Requirements

Entire cast must move and dance easily with confidence. During the Dance Audition all auditioners will be taught and then demonstrate simple and short tap, jazz, and improvisational dance steps.

Auditioners are encouraged to improve their dance skills prior to the auditions.

Auditioners should wear loose, comfortable dance clothing and jazz or soft-soled shoes.

Monologue Requirements for Auditioners for Lead Roles

Auditioners wishing to be considered for lead male and female roles (roles other than the Ensemble) must prepare a 1 to 3-minute solo monologue. Comedic or “up-beat” material is preferred.

Script/Vocals book will be available for check-out at the IT! Box Office after August 1, 2014.

A YouTube search of “Spamalot” will allow auditioners to view most of the 2005 Broadway Production.

For additional information contact Director, Peter Wolfe at or 530-306-1205.

The IT! Box Office may be contacted at 530-642-0404