Auditions For Monty Python’s Spamalot Announced

The Branson Regional Arts Council is holding open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot on Saturday,  April 29th and Sunday April 30th at the Historic Owen Theatre in downtown Branson.

Callbacks will be held on Friday, May 5, 2023.

All auditioners need to be ready to begin the Dance Call at 5pm, but PLEASE SCHEDULE YOUR VOCAL AUDITION (takes place after dance call) by signing up at this link:

[fac_icon icon=”file-video-o”]  Video Audition Submissions may also be sent to edu@bransonarts.org.

  • Director: Jacob Estes
  • Music Director: Caitlin Secrest
  • Choreographer: Kristen Dasto

When: April 29, 2023 (Saturday) & April 30, 2023 (Sunday)
Where: Historic Owen Theatre, 205 S. Commercial St., Branson, MO 65616

  • 5:00-6:00 Dance Call each day of auditions. (Everyone who signs up for a singing slot must attend at least one day of the dance call.)
  • 6:00– 9:00 pm Vocal Auditions (sign up for a time slot)

What to Bring: 60-90 second song in the style of the show. (Musical theatre repertoire only) Bring your own tracks (on your phone/player, no sheet music)

Also Bring: Printed headshot (if you have one) & Resume (if you have one).

Clothing for Audition: You may wear dance attire to the auditions. Bring comfortable shoes you can dance in/character heels (ladies) if you have them, also if you have tap shoes, bring those as well.

Dance Requirements: including elements of Jazz, Tap, & Musical Theatre styles

Additional Notes: Rated Pg-13. Students in high school can audition with permission slip from parent/guardian (provided at auditions). These will be “open auditions” – those who are waiting after dance call are welcome to sit in back of theatre and observe until they are called.

Performance dates: Jul 27 (Thu – 7pm), Jul 28 (Fri – 7pm), Jul 29 (Sat – 7pm), Jul 30 (Sun – 2pm), Aug 3 (Thu- 7pm), Aug 4 (Fri – 7pm), Aug 5 (Sat – 8pm), Aug 6 (Sun – 2pm).

(Typically rehearsals will be in the evenings from 5-9:30 pm)

Show Synopsis

Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, MONTY PYTHON’S SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. Did we mention the bevy of beautiful showgirls? The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony® Awards, including Best Musical, and was followed by two successful West End runs. The outrageous, uproarious, and gloriously entertaining story of King Arthur and the Lady of the Lake will delight audiences as they search for the Holy Grail and “always look on the bright side of life.”

Character Breakdown

Please note that the ages listed just serve as a guide. All roles are available and casting is open, and newcomers are welcome and encouraged. Also, character doublings are only suggested here and may be changed based on audition results and production needs.

KING ARTHUR (Baritone, Late 30s-60s) – The King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer.

THE LADY OF THE LAKE (Alto with large range, 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. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting. Gets angry easily.

SIR ROBIN (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) – A Knight of the Round Table. 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. A good mover.

SIR LANCELOT (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) – A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers 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 (Tenor/Baritone, 30s-40s) – King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for 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; and the drunken, useless GUARD 2. Very good mover. Tap skills a bonus.

SIR GALAHAD (Tenor, 30s) – 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.

SIR BEDEVERE (Tenor/Baritone with falsetto, 20s-40s) – A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar. Also plays DENNIS GALAHAD’S MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman; and CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse.

HISTORIAN/NOT DEAD FRED/ PRINCE HERBERT/ MINSTREL/ FRENCH GUARD (Tenor, 20s-30s) – A tweedy academic. Also plays NOT DEAD FRED, a sickly little fellow who — despite others’ beliefs — claims he is “not yet dead”; a FRENCH GUARD, the condemnatory sidekick to the French Taunter; a MINSTREL in Sir Robin’s band; and PRINCE HERBERT, the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower. Tenor singing required. Very good mover.

MALE ENSEMBLE (6 men) – Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the other Knights of the Round Table, Sir Not Appearing, Sir Bohrs, Bodies in “Not Yet Dead,” the Dancing Monk, the Dancing Nun, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, a French Guard, Robin’s Minstrel, and more! Strong dance skills preferred; tap skills a bonus.

FEMALE ENSEMBLE (6 women) – Seeking strong dancers and singers to play many roles including the Camelot Girls, the Laker Girls, a French Guard, Knights of Ni, two of Robin’s Minstrels, French Citizens, Finland Citizens, and more! Strong dance skills preferred, tap skills a bonus.