Friday, May 26, 2017

Open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot - June 3

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) will hold open auditions for an in-concert production of Monty Python’s Spamalot on Saturday, June 3 at THE BLACK BOX, the company’s home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Auditions will begin at 11:30 a.m. for ages 14-17 and continue at 12:15 p.m. for adults. Please prepare 16-32 bars of a musical theater song in the style of the show. For more information, including a character breakdown, visit

Presented with minimal set, but fully costumed, staged and choreographed, Spamalot in concert will also feature live musicians. Performances will take place on July 28 and 29 at 7:30 p.m. at THE BLACK BOX as part of the 3rd annual Franklin Cultural Festival, hosted by the Franklin Cultural District Committee. The visual, performing and culinary arts celebration will take place July 26-30 at various downtown Franklin locations within the proposed Cultural District, with events presented free of charge.
(FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot
(FPAC) will hold open auditions for Monty Python’s Spamalot

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 parody likewise diverts from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, a flatulent Frenchman and killer rabbits. Outside there is plague with a 50 percent 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. They meet such memorable characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter and Not Dead Fred. The 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including “Best Musical” and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

FPAC presents Spamalot as part of the company’s 10th anniversary Whatever Theater Festival, featured this summer within the Franklin Cultural Festival. Conceived and directed by Nick Paone, the Whatever Theater Festival brings together professional artists, FPAC alumni, students and community performers in a collaborative theatrical experience that showcases an exciting range of dramatic and comedic works. FPAC’s 2017 Whatever Theater Festival is sponsored in part by grants from Norfolk, North Attleborough and Wrentham Cultural Councils, local agencies which are supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council. For more information, call (508) 528-3370. Spamalot is presented through special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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