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Tuesday, January 05, 2016

More Auditions Coming Up

   The other day I listed some auditions that are coming up soon! (Here's that link.) 

   Here are a couple I missed:

Monty Python’s Spamalot - the 
Charleston Light Opera Guild will hold auditions for the hilarious musical passed on the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail
   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.

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