Auditions for Man of La Mancha
Saturday, January 09
Sunday, January 10, 2016
at the Westchester Playhouse.
Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for Man of La Mancha on Saturday January 9, 2016 from 10:00-4:00pm and on Sunday, January 10 from 6:30-9:00pm. Callbacks, if needed, will be Monday, January 11 from 7:00-10:00pm.
This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth and produced by Gail Bernardi and Margie Bates by special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library. Performance dates are March 11 through April 16 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. The last three weeks of the run will include performances on Thursdays at 8:00pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes and his seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, the 1966 multiple Tony Award winning musical Man of La Mancha tells the story of the “mad” knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes, his manservant, and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. Cervantes takes out a makeup kit from his trunk and in a few short moments, transforms himself into Alonso Quijana, an old gentleman who has read so many books on chivalry and thought so much about injustice that he has lost his mind and now believes he should go forth as a knight-errant, renaming himself Don Quixote de La Mancha and setting out to find adventures with his “squire” Sancho Panza. The musical continues to play in many countries around the world with its principal song, “The Impossible Dream” a much-loved standard.
Due to expected demand for tickets, we have added Thursday performances for March 31, April 7, and April 14 at 8pm.
Those auditioning should allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork. Please bring a current headshot and resume with you as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. Be prepared to sing 16 bars from a musical theatre production written before 1967. Those invited to callbacks should prepare a selection from the show. No pop songs. An accompanist will be provided but will not transpose. Wear comfortable clothing and be prepared to move. No appointments are necessary. For more information call our boxoffice 310-645-5156.