Auditions set for ‘Spamalot’ musical comedy
08.05.2015 | By Rob Vanya
San Jacinto College welcomes public to audition for award-winning show
The San Jacinto College theatre and film department will hold open public auditions for “Spamalot,” a musical comedy based on a Monty Python film.
The auditions will take place on Tuesday, Aug. 25, and on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 6 p.m., on both dates in Slocomb Auditorium, located on the San Jacinto College Central Campus at 8060 Spencer Hwy., in Pasadena. The show calls for 50 male and female actors ages 16 and up. Prior theater experience is not necessary, and enrollment at the College is not required. Prepared materials are not required, and people auditioning should dress to move.
“Spamalot” is described as a musical comedy that is lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy “Monty Python and the Holy Grail.” The show retells the legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and features a bevy of cows, killer rabbits, and French people. The 2005 Broadway production of “Spamalot” won three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and received 14 Tony Award nominations.
Rehearsals will begin Aug. 28 and run Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. each night. Show dates are Oct. 23, 24, 25, and 30, and Nov. 1.
San Jacinto College offers theatre degrees and classes at the South and Central campuses.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.