STATE?COLLEGE?- The State College Community Theatre has announced auditions for its upcoming production of the hit Broadway show, "Monty Python's Spamalot," with book and lyrics by Eric Idle and music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle.
The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, received 14 Tony Award nominations, and won a 2006 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," "Spamalot" retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits and French people. "Monty Python's Spamalot" "raises silliness to an art form" (The Sunday Times) and has been hailed as "a no-holds-barred smash hit." (The New Yorker).
Auditions for “Monty Python’s SPAMALOT” will be held Sept. 5 through 7. For more information, visit www.scctonline.org.
The production is Directed by Bruce Fleischer, and choreographed by Kat Shondeck, with music direction by Colleen Kennedy and orchestra direction by Michael Marini. Featured are the roles of King Arthur, The king of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail; Sir Robin, a Knight of the Roundtable ironically called 'Sir Robin the Brave' though he couldn't be more cowardly; Sir Lancelot, a Knight of the Roundtable who is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his 'softer side'; Patsy, King Arthur's horse and servant who is underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur's approval; Sir Galahad, a Knight of the Roundtable who begins as Dennis, a lower class 'mud gatherer' who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad; Sir Bedevere, a Knight of the Roundtable known as an inept scholar, and The Lady of the Lake, a Diva who is strong, beautiful and possesses mystical powers and is the leading lady of the show.
Also featured is a large and very heavily used male and female ensemble, all members of which could potentially play multiple characters including Brother Maynard, The Knight of Ni, Tim the Enchanter, Prince Herbert's Father, The Black Knight, Dennis Galahad's Mother, The Historian, Not Dead Fred, Prince Herbert, Sir Not Appearing In This Show, The Voice of God, Sir Bors, and many other Knights, Guards, Monks, Minstrels - oh - and did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? Lots of singing, dancing and many speaking parts.
Open auditions will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. tonight, from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday at Calvary Baptist Church (upper level), 1250 University Drive (between Legion Lane and Nimitz Avenue). This is an open call and there is no appointment necessary.
Rehearsals begin Sept. 16 and performances begin Oct. 17. Performances will take place at the Mt. Nittany Middle School Auditorium, 656 Brandywine Drive, near Boalsburg. Further details regarding auditions including the rehearsal schedule and what to prepare for auditions are available on SCCT's website at www.scctonline.org.