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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, the play-within-a-play structure of MAN OF LA MANCHA celebrates the perseverance of the human spirit, and focuses on those who refuse to surrender their ideals and passions. Looking to the original creation of the piece (and the allegory of persecution and racism gripping the world at the time), our production seeks to cast an even more inclusive net, by focusing on the state of dogmatic and class persecutions throughout the ages. With the book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, and music by Mitch Leigh, this celebrated work boasts a score that includes "The Impossible Dream," "I, Don Quixote," "Dulcinea," "I Really Like Him," and "To Each His Dulcinea."
We are, especially, seeking actors who play musical instruments (guitar, recorder, concertina, etc), which will be used to further connect the characters to the genuine musicality of the story. Don't worry if you don't play an instrument, it is not a requirement. It is merely a bonus. We STRONGLY encourage people of ALL gender identities, racial backgrounds, ages, and walks of life to audition, as we feel the more inclusive the art, the more wholly the story of the human condition can be told.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS: (all roles are available)
Don Quixote (Cervantes) - LEAD (30-65): An eccentric, charming and charismatic man with a vision of a far better and nobler world - Baritone Low B to F
Sancho Panza - SUPPORTING (25-50): Don Quixote's pragmatic but loyal servant and sidekick - Tenor C to high G
Aldonza (Dulcinea) - LEAD (25-50): A wild woman with a jaded look at life from experience but inside has a gentle heart that only Don Quixote is able to help her realize - Soprano low Ab to high Ab
Innkeeper (The Governor) - SUPPORTING (30-65): A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the leader of the inmate society in the prison. - Bass low G to C#
Dr. Sansone Corrasco (The Duke) - SUPPORTING (30-60): Loves money, power and prestige -Baritone low C to Db
The Padre - SUPPORTING (25-60): Kindly sympathetic cleric - Tenor F to high G
Barber - CAMEO (20-60): Comic character - Tenor D to high G
Antonia - SUPPORTING (18-35): Alonso Quijana or Quixote's self-centered niece who is about to be married to Dr. Carrasco. - Soprano C to high F
Housekeeper - CAMEO (30-70): Alonso Quijana or Quixote's housekeeper, strong of body and religious/moral convictions. - Mezzo low F to high F
Pedro - SUPPORTING (25-55): The lead muleteer, rough, ruthless. - Baritone low D to D
Additional characters will be filled as needed from the small ensemble. ALL will be utilized to the fullest of their capabilities. MadKap Productions is committed to diversity and engages in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, MadKap encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.
Rehearsals begin mid July. Performances - September 7 - September 30, 2018 Fridays, Saturdays at 7:30 Sundays at 2pm and one Wednesday matinee.
Material To Prepare:
Please prepare 1 minute of a classic musical theatre piece. Accompaniment will be provided. Please bring sheet music marked, and in your key. No acapella, please.
7924 Lincoln Ave
May 1 6-10pm
May 2 6-10pm
May 3 Callbacks