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Director: Fiona Douglas
Musical Director: Karen Allen
Choreographer: Meghan Barron

Auditions will be held on December 8th, 9th and 10th, 2017


NOTE: No more audition applications are being accepted at this time.

Please contact us webmaster@rcmpi.ca for any further information.


AUDITION INFORMATION

AUDITIONS

December 8th, 9th and 10th, 2017. You may request your preferred time-slot. Audition spots will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis.

To audition you must be at least 14 years old (as of January 1st, 2018).

We need strong dancers and strong singers for this production. Anyone with a speaking role will be expected to do a consistent English accent (any dialect).

Please bring a recent photograph of yourself, that you can leave with us, to your audition. This photograph will not be returned.

Please also bring information regarding any conflicts you may have with the rehearsal schedule outlined below.

VIDEO AUDITIONS

If you are unable to be physically present at any of the audition dates we will accept an audition submitted through video. To submit a video audition select "video audition" in the time slot drop down menu. Audition forms will then be sent to you for you to complete. The video and forms are to be submitted no later than Wednesday, December 6th, 2017.

CALLBACKS

Callbacks are by invitation. They will be held on Friday, December 15th, 2017.

WHERE

Auditions will be held at 95 Crimea St (across from the Guelph Food Bank). Map.

PREPARATION

Actors are required to bring a non-returnable photo. Please arrive fifteen minutes early to fill out an Audition Form

Please be prepared to stay approximately one hour. All parts require some level of movement. Please dress comfortably as there will be a movement component to the audition.

Auditioners should prepare one accompanied song of their choice to reflect their voice type. We would like to suggest that you choose a piece that suits the musical style of Spamalot, however, your song should highlight your abilities and strengths. Remember, it is your audition and you want to showcase yourself!

Please do not use a song from Spamalot!

We will have an accompanist (piano) available on Friday evening, Saturday afternoon, and Sunday afternoon. Please choose one of these audition slots if you wish to bring sheet music with you.

We will have the ability to play recorded accompaniment through a CD player, MP3 player, iPhone or iPod. A piano will be available, however outside the times listed above, you must supply your own accompanist. There are plenty of instrumental tracks available on YouTube and iTunes.  **Please note that cell signal is NOT reliable in the audition space. Please ensure that your accompaniment music track is available offline (i.e. not requiring YouTube).

Auditioners may be asked to do a cold reading of part of the script – the purpose of this is for the directorial team to get an idea of the auditioner’s accent abilities, which are necessary for this show.

Dancers will be part of the Ensemble and will be required to sing. When signing up for your audition, please indicate that you would like to be considered for a dancing role.

REHEARSALS

Tuesday evenings (6:45pm-10:00pm), Sunday afternoons (1:45pm-5:00pm), and, starting in mid-March we will add Sunday evenings (6:30pm-9:30pm).

Rehearsals start on Sunday, January 14th, 2018.

AVAILABILITY

While we understand that people may have prior commitments and there are unforeseen circumstances surrounding one's availability, it is imperative that cast members attend all rehearsals that they are called for.
Please bring your calendar to your audition as you will be required to fill out a form stating your availability. This will be taken into consideration when making casting decisions.

 

PERFORMANCES

There will be 5 performances: 7:30pm on April 26th, 27th, 28th, and 1:30pm on April 28th and 29th, 2018.

If ticket sales exceed expectations, an additional show may be added to the evening of April 29th, 2018.

All performances will take place at the River Run Centre. All cast must be available for all performances and the week preceding performances during the evenings and weekends.

EXPENSES

You don't need to be a member to audition, but membership of RCMPI is required to take part in the show. Individual membership is currently $25.00 per year, $10 for youth under the age of 16.

There will be a participation fee of $50.00 for cast members of this production. The participation fee is set by the Board of RCMPI and is used towards show and cast-related expenses.

VOLUNTEERING

RCMPI is a community, volunteer organization. Cast members are expected to volunteer at least 5 hours outside of rehearsals to assist with painting, set building, sewing, publicity, etc. to make the show a successful and rewarding experience for everyone.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The online form for requesting an audition time will be available until December 6th, 2017. (or until audition spots are filled). If you have any questions about this process please contact us: webmaster@rcmpi.ca.
RCMPI is a volunteer organization. If you would like to participate in a different role please contact us through our feedback form.


Spamalot - Casting Information

The traditional Broadway casting doubles many roles, which are laid out below. However, depending on audition turnout, the roles may or may not be doubled. In addition, gender-blind casting will be done, so please audition for any role appropriate for your age, regardless of gender. Please note that all descriptions are generalizations based on previous performances for reference only, and are not prerequisites. The Directorial Team may cast the show in any way that suits their overall vision.

King Arthur
Male (30s-60s), The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Great Humour. Good singer.
Sir Robin
Male (30s-40s), 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. Also plays GUARD 1 and BROTHER MAYNARD, a long-winded monk.
Sir Lancelot
Male (30-40) A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his ‘softer side.’ This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he 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.
Patsy
Male (20s-40s) 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 home town and the drunken, useless GUARD 2.
Sir Galahad
Male (20s-40s), A Knight of the Roundtable. 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 man at odds with his sensitive son, THE BLACK KNIGHT who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong bari-tenor singing required.
Sir Bedevere
Male (20s-40s), A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman, and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse. No solo singing.
The Lady of the Lake
Female (20s-40s), 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.
THE FOLLOWING ROLES ARE
PLAYED BY THE SAME ACTOR
Male (20s-30s, High tenor singing required. Very good mover.
• HISTORIAN: A tweedy academic.
• NOT DEAD FRED: A sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead.”
• FRENCH GUARD: The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter.
• MINSTREL: In Sir Robin’s band.
• PRINCE HERBERT: The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.
Ensemble:
Men and women with feature roles:
• Sir Not Appearing in This Show
• The Dancing Monk
• The Dancing Nun
• French guards
• Robin’s minstrels
• Sir Bors
• Laker Girls

Please note: The number of ensemble cast will depend on if lead roles are doubled or not.
We will not exceed a total cast size of 30.

NOTE: No more audition applications are being accepted at this time.

General Information:

Monty Python's Spamalot

Book & Lyrics by Eric Idle
Music by John Du Prez & Eric Idle

More information about this show is available through The Guide To Musical Theatre and Wikipedia.