"Man of La Mancha" - Wasserman, Leigh & Darion - Theatre at the Mount (Gardner, MA.) - AUDITIONS

Theatre at the Mount

Will Hold Auditions for 

"MAN OF LA MANCHA"

Book by Dale Wasserman

Music by Mitch Leigh, Lyrics by Joe Darion 

Directed by Terrie Hyde

Music Director David Twiss

CAST REQUIREMENTS – 8 principal adult roles and ensemble

Mount Wachusett Community College, 44 Green Street, Room 182, Gardner, MA.

Audition Dates:

Monday, December 5, 2022 at 7:00pm sharp 

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7:00pm sharp 

Possible callbacks on Wednesday, December 7, 2022

All auditions are by appointment only 

Please prepare a short vocal selection that best shows your abilities and range (bring sheet music if selection is not from the show). 

Also expect cold-readings from the script for key roles.

To schedule an audition appointment, call 978 630-9388 or email your request to box-office@mwcc.mass.edu

PROOF OF COVID VACCINATION IS REQUIRED TO AUDITION

Performance Dates: 

February 24, 25, March 3, 4, 2023 at 7:30pm 

March 5, 2023 at 2:00pm

Tentative Rehearsal Schedule: 

Sundays from 6 – 9pm 

Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 – 9:30pm

ABOUT THE SHOW

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 “Little Bird,” “I, Don Quixote,” “To Each His Dulcinea,” and “The Impossible Dream.”


CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS

MIGUEL de CERVANTES (Don Quixote and Alonso Quijana) is an actor, playwright, and would-be-knight. He is a romantic – some say crazy – and has vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day. (Tenor/High Baritone)

SANCHO PANZA– is manservant to Don Quixote and has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years with comic good humor. He is devoted to him, even with all his idiosyncrasies. (Tenor)

ALDONZA – a serving woman and part-time prostitute at the Inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her. Quixote falls in love with her and insists her name is Dulcinea and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman. (Mezzo-Soprano)

THE INNKEEPER (The Governor) – 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. (Baritone)

DR. CARRASCO (The Duke/Knight of the Mirrors) – as the character of the duke he is sidekick to The Governor, however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia’s fiancé. He thinks Don Quixote mad and insists that he come home and be treated for his malady. (Baritone/Tenor)

THE PADRE – High Tenor

ANTONIA – Alonso’s niece (Soprano)

FERMINA – a servant girl; Moorish dancer

MARIA – the innkeeper’s wife (Soprano)

HOUSEKEEPER – employee of Alonso (Alto)

THE BARBER – Tenor

PEDRO – the head muleteer, Pedro is a mean and vicious man, leading an attack on Aldonza

ANSELMO, JOSE, JOAN, PACO, TENORIO, GUITAR PLAYER – muleteers

ENSEMBLE – play prisoners, prison guards, soldiers, men of the Inquisition, and Gypsies (Moors)

Mount Wachusett Community College

444 Green Street 

Gardner, MA 01440 

https://mwcc.edu/campus-life/tam/shows/