Cresson Lake Playhouse
Announces Auditions for SPAMALOT
Book and Lyrics by Eric Idle,
Music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle
From the Original screenplay by Grahm Chapman, John Cleese,
Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, and Michael Palin
Directed and choreographed by Bryce Britton
Auditions will be held on Tuesday September 3 and Wednesday September 4, 2013 at 6:00pm at the Ebensburg Rehearsal Hall, 526 West Ogle Street, Ebensburg.
Roles are available for an ensemble of funny, sexy people, including men (ages 18 to 70) and women (ages 18 to 50). All roles will require singing and dancing.
For information actors please call 814-472-4333.
Cresson Lake Playhouse is a leader in non-traditional casting. Actors of all ethnicities and body types are encouraged to audition. This is going to be fun production!
§ Please bring a current headshot & resume.
§ Prepare approximately 32 bars of a song - memorized. Bring sheet music in your own key (music will not be transposed). An accompanist is provided. Be prepared to sing a second song if requested. Callbacks, if needed, will be at the director's discretion.
§ A prepared monologue is NOT required.
§ Bring your calendar and be prepared to list all conflicts. Conflicts not listed at time of audition may not be honored.
§ Monty Python's Spamalot opens October 17, 2013 and continues through October 26, 2013. Performances are Thurs. – Sat. at 7:30 PM, Cresson Lake Playhouse features an intimate seating theatre located at 279 Shapiro Road in Loretto, PA 15940.
Performance Dates: October 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, and 26 2013
ABOUT THE SHOW:
Monty Python's Spamalot is a musical comedy "lovingly ripped off” from the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Like the film, it is a highly irreverent parody of the Arthurian Legend, but it differs from the film in many ways, beginning with women slapping men in the face with fish.
The title comes from a line in the movie: "we eat ham, and jam and Spam a lot."The original 2005 Broadway production, directed by Mike Nichols, won three Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical of the 2004–2005 season and received 14 Tony Award nominations. During its initial run of over 1,500 performances it was seen by more than two million people.
The play begins with a historian addressing the audience with a brief overview of the history of medieval England. Hilariously, what appears instead is a picturesque Finnish village with the actors singing the "Fisch Schlapping Song.” As this scene disappears, a dark, sullen village scene emerges. King Arthur then arrives with his faithful servant Patsy and proceeds to travel the land to recruit Knights of the Round Table to join him in Camelot. They encounter many strange people on their journey and finally arrive in Camelot (which resembles a modern-day Las Vegas resort casino) only to receive an order from God to find the mysterious "Holy Grail." Setting off once again on this quest, they are met with a series of challenges including the arduous task of putting on a Broadway musical and a battle with an evil rabbit. All of these absurd events unfold to a gloriously silly conclusion.
Cresson Lake Playhouse
107 South Center Street
P. O. Box 368
Ebensburg, PA 15931
Contact: Elaine Mastalski