Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Monday 23rd July 2018 > 7:30pm-10:30pm
Thursday 26th July 2018 > 7:30pm-10:30pm
Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchmen and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight and the Knights who say Ni.
Character descriptions and requirements:
KING ARTHUR: Baritone
The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Great Humor. Good singer.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE: Alto belt
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.
SIR LANCELOT: Tenor/Baritone
A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his ‘softer side.’
SIR ROBIN: Tenor/Baritone
A Knight of the Roundtable. Ironically called ‘Sir Robin the Brave,’ though he couldn’t be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing.
SIR GALAHAD: Tenor
A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class ‘mud gatherer’ who becomes Knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Strong singing required.
SIR BEDEVERE: Baritone
A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar.
PRINCE HERBERT: Tenor
The hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower.
King Arthur’s horse and servant. Under appreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical
mover with some tap dancing.
Sir Robin’s Lead Minstrel(band).
The King of Swamp Castle Prince Herbert’s father.
The condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter.
A tweedy academic.
NOT DEAD FRED:
A sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not yet dead.”
THE BLACK KNIGHT:
A psychotic, “invincible” knight who will insist on fighting even after all his limbs have been cut off.
THE HEAD KNIGHT WHO SAYS “NI!”:
The very tall leader of the most feared cult in the land: the dreaded Knights who say Ni!.
Large ensemble required male/female singers and dancers.
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Ashfield Musical Society