Phoenix Productions to Hold Auditions for ‘Spamalot’

September 12, 2014
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RED BANK – Phoenix Productions, the community theater organization, will hold open auditions for its November production of “Spamalot” on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13, 15, and 16 at the Phoenix Rehearsal Center, 111 Monmouth St.

All roles are open for the revival of the award-winning Broadway musical, that will open at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank in mid-November.

The show will be directed by Gary Shaffer with musical direction by Bob Sammond and choreography by James Steele.

“Spamalot” is an irreverently hysterical musical comedy “lovingly ripped off from” the 1975 film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail,” with many roles for men from 30 to 50 years of age.

The director is looking for people with excellent comic timing who can move well. The ability to do accents is a plus. Most of the roles are character voices and the ability to be funny supersedes vocal and dance skills.

Those auditioning are asked to prepare 16 to 32 bars of an uptempo song, preferably a comic number, and to bring their own sheet music. An accompanist will be provided.

Those auditioning should also be prepared for a dance audition, ranging from light movement exercise to strong tap, depending on role. Gymnastic ability is a plus.

Additional information is available on the Phoenix website. For answers to specific questions, contact tom@phoenixredbank.com.

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Brian Rauh and Pasquale Fevola

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