Contact: Director – Tim Stanley
May 13-15 2016
Friday May 13 @8 PM
Saturday May 14 @ 8PM
Sunday May 15 @ 2PM
Edmund Center for the Arts
117 Elm St.
Information Night, Auditions, Rehearsal Location:
219 Lake Street
(entrance in rear of building)
Must be at least 16 years old by May 13, 2016 (opening night) to audition
Friday January 15 6:30 PM
Meet and Greet the Directorial Team. 6:30 – 7:00
7:00 – 7:45 Present Show Concept and Q&A
7:45 Watch the Holy Grail movie
Sunday January 31 5:00 PM doors open to learn Dances - Auditions 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Monday Feb 1 6:00 PM doors open to learn dances - Auditions 7:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesday Feb 3 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Call Backs (selected individuals)
First Rehearsal Monday February 8th – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM Script Table Read & Learn One Full Cast Song.
Sunday 6– 10 PM
Monday 7- 10 PM
Wednesday 7 – 10 PM
What to Wear:
NO JEANS PLEASE
Ladies: - Character shoes, Jazz shoes, or Sneakers and bring tap shoes (if you have them). Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement such as gym shorts, sweats, leggings, yoga pants etc. Remember to have fun and smile! we not looking for perfection. We are looking for someone who is having fun and is trying their best!
Men: - Jazz shoes or Sneakers and bring tap shoes (if you have them). Comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement such as gym shorts, sweats, etc. Remember to have fun and smile! we not looking for perfection. We are looking for someone who is having fun and is trying their best!
What to Prepare:
- Song - Up to 32 Measures of a song in the style of the show but not from the show score. Please bring sheet music.
- Monologue - 1-minute maximum memorized monologue – anything that showcases your acting talents.
- Audition Dances - will be taught at auditions as you arrive. Will include 2 routines; a simple short jazz/musical theater style and a tap routine.
NOTE: If you would like to be considered for a dance only role you do not have to do a monologue or song.
Only select roles will be called back. Sides will be provided prior to call backs. Cold Readings and Songs from the show will be performed at callbacks.
Parts with Vocal Ranges:
KING ARTHUR (Baritone [Low G2 -- High F4]. The King of England, who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Round Table and find the Holy Grail. Great humor. Good singer.
THE LADY OF THE LAKE (Alto with large range [Low E3 -- High B6]. 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. Sings everything from opera to pop to scatting. Gets angry easily.
SIR ROBIN (Tenor/Baritone [Low D3 -- High G4]. A Knight of the Round Table. Ironically called "Sir Robin the Brave," though he couldn't be more cowardly. Joins the Knights for the singing and dancing. A good mover.
SIR LANCELOT (Tenor/Baritone [Low C3 -- High E4]. A Knight of the Round Table. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate discovers his "softer side."
PATSY (Tenor/Baritone [Low Bb3 -- High G5]. King Arthur's horse and servant. Under-appreciated but always longing for Arthur's approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
SIR GALAHAD (Tenor [Low Bb3 -- High Bb5]. A Knight of the Round Table. Begins as Dennis, a lower class "mud gatherer" who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad.
SIR BEDEVERE (Tenor/Baritone with falsetto [Low D3 -- High G4]. A Knight of the Round Table. An inept scholar.
6 Laker Girls – mythical creatures that always appear with the Lady of the Lake. Will do the more complex choreography in the show. Broadway Jazz, Can-Can, Tap, Cheerleader Routines.
Show requires a vocally strong ensemble with a balance of male and female vocalists.
The following parts can be cast from the ensemble. Some are speaking parts only and some (as noted) also have short vocal parts. This will be a fun dance show with lots of opportunity for the ensemble to sing and dance and act in a variety of scenes and play multiple characters.
Any of these parts can be played by men playing women or women playing men. They can be cast from ensemble in any combination.
HISTORIAN- narrator, A tweedy academic.
3-4 Monks (Vocals)
NOT DEAD FRED Vocals - (Tenor [Low A2 – High A5] - a sickly little fellow who -- despite others' beliefs -- claims he is "not yet dead"
THE FRENCH TAUNTER - an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
FRENCH GUARDS (3) – (Vocals) a FRENCH GUARD, the condemnatory sidekick to the French Taunter
MINSTRELS 3-4 (Vocals) in Sir Robin's band
PRINCE HERBERT- (Vocals) the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower. Tenor singing required. Very good mover.
SIR NOT APPEARING
THE VOICE OF GOD (OFF STAGE)
BROTHER MAYNARD - a long-winded monk.
KNIGHT OF NI - an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights
KNIGHTS OF NI – 6
TIM THE ENCHANTER - a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
MAYOR – (Vocals) a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his hometown
GUARD 2 - drunken, useless Very good mover. Tap skills a bonus.
PRINCE HERBERT'S FATHER - a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son
THE BLACK KNIGHT- (Vocals) who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries.
DENNIS GALAHAD'S MOTHER - a shrill peasant woman
CONCORDE - Sir Lancelot's horse.