Star of the Day is excited to announce auditions for Man of La Mancha.
Man of La Mancha is a 1964 musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his 17th-century masterpiece Don Quixote. 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.The work is not and does not pretend to be a faithful rendition of either Cervantes' life or of Don Quixote. Wasserman complained repeatedly about taking the work as a musical version of Don Quixote.
ALL ROLES OPEN
Don Quixote (Cervantes): Tall, thin man in his late forties, he is an actor, playwright, and would-be knight. He is a romantic—some sane crazy—and has a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day.
Sancho (The Manservant): Older than Don Quixote, Sancho is short and squat. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him, even with all his idiosyncracies.
Captain of the Inquisition
Aldonza: A serving woman and a part-time prostitute at the inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her. Quixote falls in loves with her and insists her name is Dulcinea and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman.
The Innkeeper (The Governor): A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the leader of the inmate society in the prison.
Dr. Carrasco (The Duke): As the character of the Duke he sidekick to the Governor; however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia's fiancé. He thinks Don Quixote mad and insists that he come home and be treated for his malady.
Antonia: Quixote's niece and Dr. Carrasco's fiancée.
Pedro: The head muleteer, Pedro is a mean and vicious man, leading an attack on Aldonza.
Anselmo: A muleteer
Jose: A muleteer
Juan: A muleteer
Paco: a muleteer
Tenorio: A muleteer
Maria: The Innkeeper's wife
Fermina: A servant girl
We are seeking talented actors and singers ages high school and older for this production.
AUDITIONS are Monday, July 9th 6-9PM, Tuesday, July 10th 6-9PM Callbacks by invitation Wednesday, July 11th 6-9PM at St. John's UCC 139 N. 4th St., Emmaus, PA. Enter through the double glass doors to the right. Auditions will be in the youth room downstairs to the right.
Rehearsals are typically M, W, Th, 6-9PM, Sat 12-5PM at St. John's UCC in Emmaus July 16 - Sept 13.
Shows Sept 14-30 at McCoole's Arts & Events Place in Quakertown
AUDITION PREPARATION Please prepare 16 bars of 2 contrasting pieces. Please provide music, properly marked, in the correct key. NO A CAPELLA. Songs should be in the style of the show but NOT from the show. You may audition on either Monday or Tuesday evening 6-9PM. If the directors wish to see more, you will receive a callback invitation for Wednesday 6-9PM.
Director: Chris Egging Assistant Director: Vince Rostkowski Stage Manager: Aine Shay