Spamalot
by Fredericksburg Theater Company

Nov. 05 - Nov. 06

As gleefully silly, yet wickedly smart as the beloved British comedy troupe that inspired it, Spamalot parodies the legend of King Arthur and his band of haphazard knights as they sing and dance their way through an inane divine quest - the search for the Holy Grail. Along the way, Arthur and his men must evade beautiful showgirls, obnoxious Frenchmen, a death-defying limbless knight, and a killer rabbit! Don’t miss this madcap musical comedy of magic and mayhem. Did we mention beautiful showgirls? 


 

Fredericksburg Theater Company to Hold Auditions for Spamalot

Auditions for FTC’s winter musical Monty Python’s Spamalot will be held Monday and Tuesday, November 5th & 6th, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Steve W. Shepherd Theater, located at 1668 Highway 87 South in Fredericksburg. For auditions you will need to prepare a song about two minutes long. You may choose a song from the show, or another song that shows your vocal range and abilities.  A CD player and MP3 hookup will be available. Please, no a capella auditions. We will also read scenes from the script.  Scripts and sheet music will be available to be checked out from the FTC Box Office starting Monday, October 15. Questions can be directed to Jim Weismann at jimweismann55@yahoo.com with the subject line “Spamalot Auditions”.

 

A detailed schedule will be provided when the show is cast. During November and December 2018 there will be one or two music rehearsals each week, either weekday evenings or on the weekends. There will be no rehearsals November 21-25, 2018 and no rehearsals December 21, 2018 – January 2, 2019. Beginning January 3 all rehearsals will be held on weekday evenings.  Feb 4-8 and Feb 11-13 are Technical/Dress Rehearsals. For the success of the production, attendance at these rehearsals and at all performances is mandatory for the entire cast and crew.

Performances:

            Thursday, Feb 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm (Preview)

            February 15 – March 3: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Sundays at 2 pm

Cast:

            16-20 people, age 16 and older.  (8-10 women and 8-10 men)

            Most people in the show will be playing multiple roles.

 

Characters (in order of appearance):

The Historian

Finnish Folk Dancers

Chanting Monks

Arthur, King of the Britons

Patsy, King Arthur’s horse and servant

Lance, later Sir Lancelot the Homicidally Brave

Robin, later Sir Robin the Not Quite So Brave As Sir Lancelot

Dead bodies on a cart

Not Dead Fred

Dennis Galahad, later Sir Galahad the Dashingly Handsome

Mrs. Galahad, Dennis’ Mother

The Lady of the Lake and her Laker Girls

Sir Bedevere, the Strangely Flatulent

Sir Not Appearing In This Show

The Dancing Knights of Camelot

The Cocktail Maidens of Camelot

The Showgirls of Camelot

The Voice of God, played by the Voice of Eric Idle

The Maidens of Castle Anthrax

The French Taunter and his Taunting Sidekicks

Cliché French People with berets and baguettes

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Marcel Marceau

Eponine

Can-Can Dancers

The Knights Who Say “Ni!”

Patsy’s Backup Singers

Old Woman with a Shrubbery

Sir Robin’s Minstrels

The Black Knight

Concorde, Sir Lancelot’s horse and servant

Prince Herbert of Swamp Castle

Herbert’s Father

Guards of Swamp Castle

Rumba Numba Singers and Dancers

Tim the Enchanter

Sir Bors, who’s decapitated by the Vicious Rabbit of Caerbannog

Brother Maynard, Keeper of the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch