Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Man of La Mancha

Auditions for Man of La Mancha
on Saturday, January 09
and 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.

Character Breakdown

All actors must be able to sing well. Many of the actors will be required to play multiple roles.

Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote/Alonso Quijana
Lead, Baritone, tall, lanky, able to mesmerize as he tells a story. Strong actor with outstanding vocal skills. Age 40-60
Sancho Panza (Manservant to Quixote)
Lead, tenor, rotund actor with excellent comic timing, age 40-60.
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Lead, soprano, female. Strong actress with outstanding vocal skills. Age 30-45
Supporting, female, niece to Alonso Quijana, – Mezzo soprano, age, 18 – 25
Supporting, male, tenor with angelic voice.
Dr. Sanson Carrasco (The Knight of the Mirrors, The Duke)
Supporting, male, baritone age 30-45
Supporting, male, bass – aged 40-70
Ensemble, a servant girl
Female, featured, the Innkeeper’s wife
The Housekeeper
Female, featured – mezzo-soprano – aged 50-60
Male, tenor- featured 25-50
Captain of the Inquisition
Male, featured – 40-60
The Guitarist
20+ someone who can play guitar well
Guards and Men of the Inquisition
All ages, must be able to sing and move
Pedro, Head Muleteer
The Horses and Other Ensemble Roles

To meet the Man of La Mancha production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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