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"Man Of La Mancha" Auditions Scheduled

 

December 10, 2015

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the multiple Tony Award-winning musical "MAN OF LA MANCHA" with Book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh and Lyrics by Joe Darion on Saturday, January 9, 2016 from 10 am through 4 pm and Sunday, January 10 from 6:30 pm through 9 pm. Callbacks will be on Monday, January 11 at 7 pm.

This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Susan Goldman Weisbarth, produced by Margie Bates and Gail Bernardi by special arrangement with Tams Witmark Music Library. Performance dates are March 11 to April 16, 2016 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm. There will also be Thursday night performances on March 31, April 7 and 14 at 8 pm.

Auditions and performances will take place at the Westchester Playhouse, 8301 Hindry Avenue in Los Angeles.

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.

Audition Information

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. If you have any questions, please email the production team at ManofLaMancha@kentwoodplayers.org.

 

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