MAN OF LA MANCHA Book by Dale Wasserman, Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion
Director – Neale Whitmore
Music Director – Benjamin Brown
Choreographer – Emily McClendon Leekha
Fight Choreographer – Patrick Costa
Stage Manager – Katie Dedman Radke
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ seventeenth-century masterpiece Don Quixote, MAN OF LA MANCHA is one of the most successful musicals in Broadway history. Powerful, brutal, hilarious, and heartbreaking, MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of a dying old man who refuses to relinquish his ideals or his passion. The celebrated score includes “The Impossible Dream,” “I, Don Quixote,” “Dulcinea,” “I Really Like Him,” “Little Bird,” and “To Each His Dulcinea.”
Dates: Sunday, April 22, 6:00 – 10:00 and Monday, April 23 7:00 – 10:00
Callbacks and Choreography: Saturday, April 28 1:00 – 4:00
By appointment at the Black Box Theater located in the Frisco Discovery Center,
8004 N. Dallas Parkway, Frisco, TX 75034 off Cotton Gin Road east of the Dallas North Tollway.
All roles are open, EXCEPT Sancho Panza, which has been precast. 10-12 Men and 5-6 Women, including 2 featured dancers, 1 male, 1 female, that require minimal singing. In addition, extra consideration will be given to those with stage combat experience, a male who plays guitar and a female who plays castanets.
Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote / Alonso Quijana – Male 40+, baritone (tenors will be considered)
Sancho Panza – precast
Aldonza / Dulcinea – Female 20-40, soprano or mezzo, with a strong belt. Ab-Ab
Governor / Innkeeper – Male 30+, bass or baritone, A-C#
Duke / Dr. Carrasco / Knight of the Mirrors – Male 25+, baritone (tenors will be considered) C-Db
Padre – Male 25+, tenor C-G
Antonia – Female 20-35, mezzo C-F
Housekeeper – Female 30+, mezzo or alto, low F-F
Anselmo – Male any age, tenor F-G with falsetto A-D
Barber – Male any age, tenor F-G
Pedro – Male 30+, minimal singing, larger and imposing in appearance, ability to crack a whip is a plus.
All other roles will come from the ensemble both Male and Female, an assortment of fellow prisoners.
Bring headshot and resume. Prepare at least 32 bars of 2 contrasting songs. If auditioning for Aldonza, consider a song that shows off your belt. Bring sheet music in your key. Accompanist will be provided. Singing with tracks will not be permitted.
Performance Dates: August 3 – 19, Friday and the 1st and 3rd Saturday Nights at 8:00, the 2nd Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2:30 with an additional Saturday matinee at 2:30 on the 3rd Saturday at the Black Box Theatre in the Frisco Discovery Center. Actors will receive a stipend.
Rehearsals begin Monday, June 11, rehearsals will typically be Monday through Thursday evenings with a couple of Saturday afternoons. It should be noted that the week of June 25th-28th will be fight choreography, and only involve Don Quixote, Sancho, Aldonza, Pedro, Anselmo and 2 or 3 of the male ensemble. July 4th will be off.
or call 214-673-3081 for an appointment time.
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