The other day I listed some auditions that are coming up soon! (Here's that link.)
Here are a couple I missed:
All auditions are held at the Charleston Light Opera Guild Theatre, 411 Tennessee Ave., Charleston; call 304-545-6945 for more information
SINGING – February 1, 7:30 p.m. Prepare a selection; Bring music for Guild accompanist
READING – February 2, 7:30 p.m. Scripts are provided
DANCING – February 3, 7:30 p.m. Sharp Dress to dance; Combinations will be taught
CHARACTERS: Ages 16 – adults; all sing
King Arthur – 30s-60s; King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable & find the Holy Grail; comic actor and great singer; baritone
Sir Robin – 30s – 40s; Knight of the Roundtable; a coward who joins the Knights for singing & dancing (Can double as Guard 1 and Brother Maynard); baritone
Sir Lancelot – 30s – 40s; Knight of the Roundtable; fearless to a fault but does discover his softer side; must be great with character voices and accents in other roles he can double that include the French Taunter, The Knight of Ni and Tim the Enchanter; baritone
Patsy – 30s-40s, King Arthur's horse and servant; underappreciated and longing for Arthur's approval; good physical mover with some tap dancing; may double as the Mayor and the drunken Guard 2; baritone
Sir Galahad – 30s, A Knight of the Roundtable; begins as Dennis, a lower class 'mud gatherer' who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad; may double as Prince Hebert's father; tenor
Sir Bedevere – 30s – 40s; Knight of the Roundtable; an inept scholar; plays other roles such as Dennis Galahad's Mother and Concorde, baritone
Prince Herbert – 20s -30s; hopeful and filly prince; loves to sing; Can also play Historian, Not Dead Fred, French Guard, and Minstrel; good dancer, tenor
The Lady of the Lake – 20s – 30s; A Diva; Strong, beautiful leading lady; powerful vocal range
Roles that are doubled with other parts include:
Brother Maynard – a long-winded monk
The French Taunter – an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
The Knight of Ni – an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of knights
Tim the Enchanter – a ghostly being with a Scottish accent
Mayor – a jolly red-faced man, who advertises the merits of his hometown and the drunken
Prince Herbert's Father – a wealthy, brutish Yorkshire man an odds with his sensitive son
The Black Knight – always ready to duel despite multiple injuries; strong baritone
Dennis Galahad's Mother – a shrill peasant woman
Concorde – Sir Lancelot's horse (no solo singing) Historian – tweedy academic
Not Dead Fred – sickly little fellow who, despite others' beliefs, claims he is "not yet dead."
French Guard – French sidekick to the French Taunter
Minstrel – a member of Sir Robin's band
Ensemble: Men and women to play French guards, dancing Nuns, Robin's Minstrels, Sir Bors etc.
Dancers: Ballet, tap, musical comedy female dancers to play the Laker Girls
The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present Spamalot at the Charleston Civic Center Little Theater on May 6, 7, 13, 14, 15, 20 and 21, 2016.
- Carousel in Concert - Portsmouth Little Theatre will hold auditions for a concert version of the musical Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein on Jan. 12 and 13 at 7 p.m. at 1117 Lawson Street in Portsmouth, Ohio.
Performance dates will be March 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 and 13.