'Spamalot' auditions set for Saturday and Sunday

'Spamalot' auditions set for Saturday and Sunday

CHAMPAIGN — Parkland Theatre will have open auditions this weekend for the musical comedy Monty Python's "Spamalot."

They will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the theater, 2400 W. Bradley Ave., C. Callbacks, including dance, will be at 6 p.m. Sunday.

The performances are set for April 17-May 3.

Director Dallas Street and musical director Matt Sheppard will cast up to 20 actors, singers and dancers, age 18 to 60, to play multiple comedic and dancing roles. Character descriptions and audition readings are available at parkland.edu/theatre.

Those auditioning will sing a musical theater song, preferably comedic, for 30 to 45 seconds. They should bring sheet music for the accompanist. They also will be asked to read selections from the script.

No appointment is necessary, and all members of the community as well as Parkland and University of Illinois students are invited to audition.

Here's a synopsis of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy, from the theater:

"Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' 'Spamalot' retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, as well as cows, killer rabbits, and French people."

For more information, email theatre@parkland.edu.

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