CASTING REQUIREMENTS – SPAMALOT
Spamalot musical is a show with a stunning array of lead roles, cameos, acting roles, dance parts and terrific ensemble participation.
Prospective auditionees are expected to do some research into the show, its characters and potential interpretations. There will be a pre-audition info session onTuesday February 6 where new and returning students can have all their questions answered.
The Production Team encourages everyone to relax and do their absolute best in the audition. However, they are also on the lookout for candidates who can demonstrate that they have considered possible interpretations of character and song.
Principal Character Breakdown
KING ARTHUR: The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. This role requires an actor with a great sense of humour and comic timing. Good singer.
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.
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 aka LANCE: 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. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing required.
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. Strong bari/tenor singing required.
SIR BEDEVERE: A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. No solo singing.
HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic who guides us through the show. He or she must have excellent diction.
NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead.”
PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing, and pines for his love atop a tower.
THE VOICE OF GOD: He or she must be commanding and strong.
ENSEMBLE: In the ensemble/chorus there are many opportunities for cameo roles that require strong actors and dancers. These include:
MAYOR and FINLAND VILLAGERS
DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER: a shrill peasant woman
THE DANCING MONK
THE DANCING NUN
THE FRENCH TAUNTER: an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
TWO FRENCH GUARDS: also arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
ROBIN’S MINSTRELS: In Sir Robin’s band
THE KNIGHT OF NI: an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights
THE KNIGHTS OF NI: usually played by female actors
THE BLACK KNIGHT: who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.
PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER: a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son
GUARD 1: The lead guard
GUARD 2: A drunken, useless guard
CONCORDE: Sir Lancelot’s horse and servant
TIM THE ENCHANTER: a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
SIR BORS: a knight who will confront the killer rabbit
(click below for callback dialogue)
THE CALLBACK PROCESS
Find all the callback material below for each character.
(Please note: you may have been called back for more than one character - check your email carefully)
The callbacks will be held on Thursday 21st Feb from 5 - 9.30pm and Friday 22nd Feb at Lunchtime
All callbacks will be held in the college HALL
THE ORDER FOR THURSDAY EVENING WILL BE:
- LADY OF THE LAKE (SOLO SINGING SONG 1)
- LADY OF THE LAKE AND GALAHAD SING TOGETHER (SONG THAT GOES LIKE THIS)
- GALAHAD READING
- KING ARTHUR SINGING & ACTING
- PATSY (SING AND READ)
- ROBIN & LANCELOT READING AND SINGING
- PRINCE HERBERT SCENE then SINGING