When: Saturday May 20, 2017 @ 1 p.m.
Where: Pentacle Theatre Lobby, 324 52nd Ave. NW, Salem 97304 (NOTE: This is NOT the downtown ticket office)
Things you should bring/do:
- Prepare a song from a Broadway musical that best fits and showcases your vocal range. Limit your selection to 1 minute (about 32 bars). Best to find a song that matches the character(s) you are most interested in auditioning/being considered for. An accompanist will be provided.
- Sheet music for the accompanist if you plan to use the one provided.
- You may provide your own accompanist.
- A CD or iPod with your accompaniment is acceptable.
- Absolutely no acappella singing will be allowed.
- A list of your conflicts and your calendar.
- Dress comfortably and be ready to move and dance.
- King Arthur (Late 30s-60s): The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail. Good comic timing & singing required.
- Sir Robin (30s-40s): 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. Also plays Guard 1 & Brother Maynard, a long-winded monk.
- Sir Lancelot (30s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. He is fearless to a bloody fault but through a twist of fate, does discover his “softer side.” This actor MUST be great with character voices and accents, as he also plays The French Taunter (an arrogant, condescending, over the top Frenchman), The Knight of Ni (an absurd, cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights), and Tim the Enchanter (a ghostly being with a Scottish accent).
- Patsy (30s-40s): King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval. Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing. Also plays Mayor (a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town) and Guard 2 (drunk and useless).
- Sir Galahad (30’s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as Dennis, a lower class “mud gatherer” who becomes knighted and transforms into the dashing Sir Galahad. Also plays Prince Herbert’s Father (a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son.) and The Black Knight (who is always ready to duel despite multiple injuries). Strong bari-tenor singing required.
- Sir Bedevere (20s-40s): A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. Also plays Dennis Galahad’s Mother (a shrill peasant woman) and Concorde (Sir Lancelot’s horse). No solo singing.
- The Lady of the Lake (20s-40s): 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.
- Historian (30s-60s): A tweedy academic. Also plays Not Dead Fred (a sickly little fellow who despite others’ beliefs claims he is “not yet dead”), French Guard (the condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter), Minstrel (in Sir Robin’s band), and Prince Herbert (the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing and pines for his love atop a tower).
- Ensemble: Six women and six men for ensemble roles (ages 18-90).
Contact Robert Salberg (director) at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 971-208-2799.