Directed by Gordon Casagrande
Music Direction by Eric K. Johnston
Choreography by Karen Casagrande
Auditions November 17 & 18 - 7pm in The Kweskin Theatre
Performs February 6 through 28 in The Kweskin Theatre
Rehearsals will begin December 1.
Man of La Mancha
All, except the Captain and the guards, play a part in the real world of the prison and in the fantasy world of Don Quixote.
All, except the Captain and the guards, sing. Some with solos, some just as part of group numbers.
Cervantes / Don Quixote (Alonso Quijana):
Imprisoned writer & actor / his aged, addle-brained creation who chooses to believe himself to be a knight errant. 35-65
Sancho Panza:Manservant to Cervantes & Quixote. Pragmatic & loyal. 30-55
Aldonza (Dulcinea):Serving wench & whore. An alley cat. Vital, half savage, with aura of natural sexuality. Has an inner dignity. 25-early 40s
Governor / Innkeeper:Leader of the prisoners, a man with a natural commanding presence / kindly bemused owner of a country inn. 30-60
The Duke / Dr. Carrasco: Cynical & unyielding believer in only facts & realty; illusions & dreams are not a part of his world. Protagonist to both Cervantes & Quixote. 35-50
Padre:Sympathetic cleric who sees both worlds, realty & fantasy. 25-55
Antonia:Niece to Quijana/Quixote. Self-centered, concerned with her social standing, & embarrassed by Quixote. Engaged to Carrasco. 20-early30s.
Housekeeper: Housekeeper to Quijana with moral & religious convictions etched in stone. Appalled by his actions. 30-65
Maria: The innkeeper’s shrewish wife. 30-60
Serving girl & sexy, comic belly dancer. Must be able to dance. 18-30
Barber:Comic role for one song. May or may not double as a muleteer. 25-55
Pedro: Head muleteer. Dangerous and vicious. 30-late 40s
Muleteers (6 or 7):
Rough men of the highway. Comic at times, violent at times. While not necessarily dancers, must be agile & able to move. Integral part of many scenes. One muleteer has a solo song. Teens-40s
Horse & Mule: Dancers. Will also be 2 of the muleteers.
Captain of the Inquisition: Imposing symbol of authority & fear. 30-60
Guards & Men of the Inquisition:
May or may not be muleteers doubling. 20-50
Those auditioning should prepare a brief song in the style of the show.
Bring sheet music in the proper key.
Please also be prepared to read from the script if asked; be sure to have proper footware if you are asked to stay to learn the dance combination.