Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur’s quest to find the Holy Grail. Inspired by the classic comedy film, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical also diverts a bit from more traditional versions of the legend. Instead, Spamalot features shenanigans including a line of beautiful dancing girls, flatulent Frenchmen, and killer rabbits. Outside, there is plague with a 50% chance of pestilence and famine. Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot, and Sir Galahad. Besides the rabbits and farting Frenchman, they meet such characters as the Lady of the Lake, Prince Herbert, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni.
- King Arthur: The leader of the knights. Charming and ridiculous, a strong personality and great comic timing (adult, baritone, any race/ethnicity)
- Lady of the Lake: A magical diva with a heart of gold. She is able to sing in many styles, from legit to belt to Vegas-style to scat. (adult, mezzo/soprano range, any race/ethnicity)
- Sir Lancelot: “Homicidally brave” but not yet in touch with himself, strong physicality and comic timing (adult, baritone, any race/ethnicity)
- Sir Robin: Definitely not so brave, but did slay a chicken. Loves musical theatre with all earnestness (adult, baritone, any race/ethnicity/gender identity)
- Sir Galahad: Despite questioning governmental structures, he joins the knights and Arthur’s quest (adult, baritone/tenor, any race/ethnicity)
- Patsy: Arthur’s loyal squire, often ignored, but not forgotten. Impeccable coconut timing (adult, baritone/tenor, any race/ethnicity/gender identity)
- Featured Roles: several have solo singing, and a wide variety of age, vocal range, race/ethnicity, gender identity, and physicality. Included: The Historian, Not-Dead Fred, Tim the Enchanter, The Knight of Ni, Sir Bors, Robin’s Minstrels, Brother Maynard, French Taunters, Prince Herbert, Herbert’s father, Galahad’s Mother, Sir Bedevere, Concorde the Horse, various guards, a Dancing Monk, the Laker Girls, performers at Camelot, and God.