Audition Announcement for MAN OF LA MANCHA!
WRITTEN BY: Dale Wasserman
MUSIC BY: Mitch Leigh
LYRICS BY: Joe Dario
DIRECTED AND STAGED BY:Scott Thompson
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Don LeMaster
SDMT Rehearsal Space located at 4650 Mercury Street, San Diego, CA 92111
SEEKING: Singers, dancers and actors. You must be 18 years old to audition. All ethnicities encouraged to attend for all roles. There is limited housing for out of town actors. If you are a local actor and cannot attend the initial audition but can make the callback, please send your picture and resume to Jill at email@example.com. We are not accepting video submissions at this time. SDMT is an Equal Opportunity employer.
SINGER CALL – Monday, June 24 from 12p-9p (by appointment only)
Please sign up for an appointment between 12p and 9p on Monday, June 24. Dinner break 4p-5p.
CALLBACKS– Tuesday, June 25 from 1p-10p
Callbacks are by invitation only. Should you receive a callback, you can download the sides from our website www.sdmt.org, or you can find them on Casting Manager. Sides will be posted at least one week prior to the callback. DOWNLOAD SIDES HERE
SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT:
To schedule an appointment, use the following link and create a free profile on Casting Manager: AUDITION LINK
Plan on arriving 10 minutes before your appointment time to check-in. Prepare 32 bars of a song in the style of the show. Bring one headshot and resume. Bring sheet music in the correct key. An accompanist will be provided.
First non-union rehearsal: Tuesday, August 27, 2019
First equity rehearsal: Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Rehearsal Schedule: Tuesday-Friday 6p-11p, Saturday and Sunday 11a-6p
Runs: Friday, September 27 – Sunday, October 27
Show Schedule:Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7p, Fridays at 8p, Saturdays at 4p and Sundays at 2p.
All performances at the Horton Grand Theatre in downtown San Diego
Guest Artist Contract Tier 2: $484 weekly
Non-union actors: $1800-$2,700 stipend depending on role
Don Quixote (Cervantes) – ROLE HAS BEEN CAST
Sancho (The Manservant) – (35-55)Sancho is short and squat with a bright open face. He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is utterly devoted to him. Terrific comic timing and a high tenor voice.
Captain of the Inquisition – (30-45)An imposing male presence. Tall and authorative.
Aldonza – (30 – 50) A serving woman and a part-time prostitute at the inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, and appears to be a tower of strength. But her heart is gentle and wounded. She yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her of the world and in his love. Strong athleticism is a plus. Vocally she possesses an operatically trained voice and a huge soaring belt.
The Innkeeper/The Governor – (45-65)A large and powerful man, he is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the sadistic leader of the inmate society in the prison. Big Baritone voice.
Dr. Carrasco (The Duke) – (35-50) As the character of the Duke he sidekick to the Governor; however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia’s fiancé. A hard-boiled cynic, he thinks Don Quixote mad and insists that he returns home from his adventures to be treated for his malady.
The Padre – (35-65) A mild mannered, beautiful soul and fount of wisdom. Also, a wry, sense of humor, with good comic timing. Gorgeous, high tenor voice.
Antonia – (22-35) Quixote’s niece and Dr. Carrasco’s fiancée – a practical, sensible girl worried about her Uncle but also a bit selfish and self-serving as well. Lovely girl with a trained soprano voice.
The Housekeeper – (35-60) Large woman, imposing, with a sharp comedic edge portraying the “long suffering” house keeper. Dramatic, bellowing soprano.
The Barber – (25-45) Hilarious, comedic role. A wide-eyed terrified, quivering Barber. Bari-tenor.
Pedro – (25-40) The head muleteer Pedro is tall, sexual, well built. A mean and vicious man, leading the taunts and a vicious attack on Aldonza. Baritone.
All ensemble members must possess strong, trained musical theatre voices and be strong “movers.” The muleteers are of varied ages and body types.
Anselmo: A muleteer
Jose: A muleteer
Juan: A muleteer
Paco: A muleteer
Tenorio: A muleteer
Maria: The Innkeeper’s wife
Fermina: A servant girl – (Strong, athletic dancer, performs a solo “gypsy” dance in Act 2 – extremely flexible – back bends – splits, etc.)
2 Male Dancers – (Mules) –Strong athletic dancers. Flamenco or Tap experience required.
The Guitarist – (Ensemble male role) – Also a Muleteer, strong guitar playing skills.