Sarasora Florida Theater Audition “Spamalot”

07/09/2013

Equity and non-equity actors are welcome to audition

Florida Studio Theatre, Richard Hopkins Artistic Director, will be holding local Equity and non-Equity auditions by appointment at the Theatre in Sarasota, FL for the first show of the 2013-14 Winter Mainstage Season.

SPAMALOT book by Eric Idle, score by Eric Idle and John Du Prez
TONY AWARD WINNER. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” this outrageous musical tells the story of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table. While embarking on their quest for the Holy Grail, the Knights encounter flying cows, killer rabbits and taunting Frenchmen while performing heart-stopping musical numbers. Seeking the following roles:

King Arthur – The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Late 30’s-50’s, male.

Sir Robin – A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called “Sir Robin the Brave,” though he couldn’t be more cowardly. 30’s-40’s, male.

Sir Lancelot – A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault, but does discover his “softer side.” Must be great with character voices and accents—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. 30’s-40’s, male.

Patsy – 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 hometown. Also plays the drunken, useless Guard 2. 30’s-40’s, male.

Sir Galahad – A Knight of the Round Table. 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 at odds with his sensitive son, and the Black Knight, who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required. 30’s, male.

Sir Bedevere – A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. Also plays Dennis Galahad’s Mother, a shrill peasant woman, and Sir Lancelot’s horse. No solo singing. 20’s-40’s, male.

The following played by the same actor (male 20’s-30’s, tenor, very good mover):
Historian: A tweedy academic.
Not Dead Fred: A sickly fellow.
French Guard: Condemnatory French sidekick to the
French Taunter.
Minstrel: In Sir Robin’s band.
Prince Herbert: A hopeful and frilly prince, loves to sing.
Pines for his love.

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. Especially seeking actresses of all races for this role. Late 20’s-30’s, female.

Female Ensemble – 4 strong singer-dancers, 18-35. Trim, fit and sexy.

Male Ensemble – 4 strong singer-dancers, 18-35. Attractive, fit and trim.

Director: Bruce Jordan
Begins rehearsal – October 22, 2013
Show opens – November 15, 2013
Show closes – January 25, 2014

The auditions will be held on Monday, July 29 from 2:15-6pm at the Theatre (1241 North Palm Ave., Sarasota, FL). Auditionees should prepare the song of their choice that shows off range (preferably something from the show, but that is not required). All should bring an updated photo & resume to the audition. Please call Aaron Watson, Artistic Assistant at 941-366-9017, ext. 347 to schedule an audition time. James Ashford, Casting & Hiring Coordinator will conduct these auditions. The callback date is TBA.

This casting call was posted on Auditionsfree.com

Florida Studio Theatre is a 39 year old professional, Equity, LORT D theatre in Sarasota, FL. Florida Studio Theatre recognizes and appreciates the benefits of diversity in the work place. People who share this belief or reflect a diverse background are encouraged to audition.

Posted by Name: James Ashford
Email: jashford@floridastudiotheatre.org

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