Auditions & Workshops
Man of La Mancha
Written by Dale Wasserman
Music/Lyrics by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion
Directed by Eileen Waite
SHOW DATES - March 20, 21, 27, 28, and 29, 2020
Auditions will be held:
Acting Auditions - Wednesday, December 11, 12:30-3:30 Magnolia Hall Green Room
Musical Auditions (and make-up acting auditions) - Friday, December 13, 1:00pm-4:00pm Pinckney Hall Colleton Room (front & back)
Call Backs - Saturday, December 14, 1:00-4:00pm Lake House Ballroom
Anyone wishing to audition should complete both pages of the attached audition form and bring it to the audition. All actors MUST audition with one of the monologues.
Man Of La Mancha inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s timeless 1615 masterpiece Don Quixote is a comic tragedy of mankind’s struggle to better both himself and the world in which he lives; a musical adventure, story within a story, romantic and inspiring. It tells the story of the "mad" knight Don Quixote as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.
Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote / Alonso Quijana (male lead, baritone) - is an actor, playwright, and would-be knight. He is a romantic –some say crazy–and has a vision of a far better and nobler world where knights and chivalry rule the day. He's both the narrator of the story, and the main character in this play-within-a-play.
Cervantes’ manservant - Sancho Panza (male lead, tenor) - has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him, even with all his idiosyncrasies
Aldonza (Dulcinea) (female lead, soprano) - is a serving woman and part time prostitute at the Inn, she is rough on the outside, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tell her. Quixote falls in love with her and insists her name is Dulcinea, and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman.
Dr. Sanson Carrasco (The Knight of the Mirrors) (male supporting, baritone) - as the character of the Duke, he is a fellow Prisoner and sidekick to the Governor. However, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia’s fiancé. He thinks Don Quixote is mad and insists that he come home and be treated for his malady. He loves money & prestige. He is also the Knight of the Mirrors in disguise.
Antonia (female supporting, mezzo soprano) - is a self-centered niece and Dr. Carrasco’s fiancée.
Innkeeper (male supporting, bass) - is a large and powerful man. He is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the leader of the prisoners’ society in the dungeon.
Padre (male supporting, tenor) - is a kindly, sympathetic Cleric.
Housekeeper (female supporting, mezzo soprano) - Alonso Quijana’s strong housekeeper who is fullof hope, and with strong religious/ moral convictions.
Barber (male supporting, tenor) - comedic role. He is the traveling barber with the Golden Helmet.
An additional 12 featured Roles + Ensemble