May 7, 2017 (Sunday) at 10:30am
May 8, 2017 (Monday) at 7:30pm
May 11, 2017 (Thursday) at 7:30pm
Call-backs: (by invitation only)
May 15, 2017 (Monday) at 7:30pm
May 17, 2017 (Wednesday) at 7:30pm
Bergen County Players
298 Kinderkamack Road
Oradell, NJ 07649
- KING ARTHUR (Late 30’s-60’s): The King of England who sets out on a quest to form the Knights of the Roundtable and find the Holy Grail.
Great Humor. Good singer.
- SIR ROBIN (20’s-40’s): 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 (20’s-40’s): 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
-THE FRENCH TAUNTER, an arrogant, condescending, over-the-top Frenchman
-KNIGHT OF NI, an absurd cartoonish leader of a peculiar group of Knights
-TIM THE ENCHANTER, a ghostly being with a Scottish accent.
- PATSY (20’s-40’s): King Arthur’s horse and servant. Underappreciated but always longing for King Arthur’s approval.
Good, funny, physical mover with some tap dancing.
-MAYOR, a jolly red-faced man who advertises the merits of his home town
-GUARD 2, drunk and useless
- SIR GALAHAD (20’s-40’s): A Knight of the Roundtable. Begins as DENNIS, a lower class “mud gatherer” who becomes knighted and transforms
into the dashing Sir Galahad
-PRINCE HERBERT’S FATHER, a wealthy, brutish Yorkshireman at odds with his sensitive son
-THE BLACK KNIGHT, always ready to duel despite multiple injuries. Strong baritenor singing is required
- SIR BEDEVERE (20’s-40’s): A Knight of the Roundtable. An inept scholar. No solo singing
-DENNIS GALAHAD’s MOTHER, a shrill peasant woman
-CONCORDE, Sir Lancelot’s horse.
- THE LADY OF THE LAKE (20’s-30’s): 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 (20’s-40’s): A tweedy academic. Tenor Singing Required. Very Good Mover.
-FRED, a sickly little fellow who, despite others’ beliefs, claims he is “not dead yet.”
-FRENCH GUARD, the condemnatory French sidekick to the French Taunter
-MINSTREL, in Sir Robin’s band
-PRINCE HERBERT, the hopeful and frilly prince who loves to sing, and pines for his love atop a tower
- MALE AND FEMALE ENSEMBLE
-SIR NOT APPEARING may double as THE DANCING MONK
-A MALE DANCER appears as THE DANCING NUN
-THE VOICE OF GOD may be pre-recorded
-TWO FRENCH GUARDS
Members of the ensemble should be physically fit, and dance and sing reasonably well; it’s an extremely heavy dancing and singing show.
You may be involved in as many as 11 production numbers and will be very busy this summer☺
All Cast members will be asked to speak with British accents.
Rehearsals will begin in June.
The Place: Medieval England and Here
The Time: 932 A.D. and Now
Actors are encouraged to watch the Broadway version of the musical, with Tim Curry, which is available on youtube.com.
Contact Director, Jacqueline McElroy-Poquette, if you are interested in looking at the sides prior to the auditions.