|Director's Note for Spamalot|
When I was asked why I wanted to direct Spamalot, I didn't have to think twice about my answer:
Spamalot is a unique piece of musical theater. Most musical theater takes the audience through a storyline with each scene setting up the other through dialogue, dance, and music. Spamalot, on the other hand, is a tapestry of skits woven together with catchy songs and rollicking dance numbers. The show, at best, has a sketchy storyline with no real purpose other than to entertain its audience. It is intelligent farcical slapstick at its very best. Eric Idle and John DuPrez adapted Spamalot from the 1975 movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail. The characters in Spamalot have been recreated to mirror the characters originally created by Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Terry Gilliam, Terry Jones, & Michael Palin in
|Roles for Spamalot|
Male: late 30s to 60s
Vocal: Bass / Baritone
The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and by order of God, find the Holy Grail. Elitist, great humor, silly, and good singer.
Male: 30s to 40s
A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called Sir Robin the Brave, though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for singing and dancing. Loves to dance. Also plays Guard 1 and Brother Maynard (a long winded Monk).
|Sir Lancelot (aka Lance)
Male: 30s to 40s
A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault, but through a twist if fate, does discover his softer side. This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays THE FRENCH TAUNTER, as 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.
Male: 30s to 60s
King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur's approval. The only really level headed character. Dry humor, 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.
Male: 30s - 40s
Vocal: Strong baritone / tenor
Begins as Dennis, a lower class mud gatherer who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad, a Knight of the Roundtable. Also plays PRINCE HERBERT's Father, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.
Male: 20s to 40s
A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAGHAD'S MOTHER, a really shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot's horse. No solo singing.
|The Lady of the Lake
Female: 20s to 40s
Vocal: E3 - B6
A Diva. Strong, beautiful, possesses mystical powers. The leading lady of the show. She must be able to sing effortlessly and be proficient in opera, jazz, scat, ballad, belting, and pop singing styles.
|Multiple role actor
Male: 20s to 30s
Vocal:tenor with strong falsetto
Needs to be a good mover.
Male / Female: 20s to 30s
6 to 10 men and women with strong dancing skills (tap required).
|Music Director||Ron Bowman|
|Vocal Director||Nick Perez|
|Scenic Designer||Steven C. Wathen|
|Sound Designer||Dan Singletary|
|Lighting Designer||Heather Kenyon|
|Light Board Operator|
|Follow Spot Operators|
|Stage Managers||Mike MacKenzie and Dave Raiman|
|Assistant Stage Manager|
|Wig and Hair Design||Christine Ormseth|
|Staff Photographer||Edmond Kwong|
|Program and Box Office||Marge Hand|
|House Manager||Judy Pincus|
|Audition Pianists||Amanda Ku|
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