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Nov. 4, 2013

Contact: Lesley Fry at (419) 995-8671 or Pam Joseph at (419) 995-8284

Auditions announced for Ohio State Lima production of Monty Python’s Spamalot

The Ohio State University at Lima departments of theatre and music will hold open auditions for the Spring Semester musical production of Monty Python’s Spamalot from 6:30-9:30 p.m., Tues., Nov. 12 and Wed., Nov. 13, 2013, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Monty Python’s Spamalot is a musical comedy based on a book and lyrics by Eric Idle with music by John Du Prez and Eric Idle. 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 showgirls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. This 2005 Broadway production won three Tony Awards, including "Best Musical," and received 14 Tony Award nominations.

Auditioners should come prepared to sing an up-beat song of their choice and perform a short comic monologue or tell a funny story or joke. Anyone is welcome to audition, regardless of enrollment status at Ohio State Lima.

The public performances of Monty Python’s Spamalot will be at 7:30 p.m., Thurs., Feb. 27, Fri., Feb. 28, and Sat., March 1, and also at 2 p.m., Sun., March 2, 2014, in the Martha W. Farmer Theatre for the Performing Arts in Reed Hall. Margaret Anich, lecturer of theatre, will direct and Dr. Matt Young, director of choral activities, will be the musical director.

Monty Python’s Spamalot is produced by special arrangement with Theatrical Rights Worldwide.

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