Performance dates and times are April 21-22 and 28-29 at 7:30 p.m.
and April 23 and 30 at 2 p.m. at the Decatur Civic Center Theatre, 1
Gary Anderson Plaza.
The musical is written by Dale Wasserman.
Music and lyrics are by Mitch Leigh and Joe Darion respectively. The
director is Bill Keagle.
Be prepared for the auditions by:
Expecting to read a
scene from the play with several other actors.
Bringing sheet music
of a song or being ready to sing a song from the show.
Being prepared to
learn a brief dance step.
Bringing a list of
dates (conflicts) when you will not be available to rehearse.
(Cervantes) -- a charming author and tax collector; baritone,
low B to E
Sancho Panza -- Don
Quixote's pragmatic, loyal servant; tenor, C to high G
Aldonza (Dulcina) --
a wild, lusty woman whom Don Quixote fancies; soprano, low A
flat to high A flat
Innkeeper -- a strong
but kind and sympathetic man; bass, low G to C sharp
Dr. Corrasco -- loves
money; baritone, low C to D flat
Padre -- tenor, F to
Barber -- a comic
part; tenor, D to high G
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Antonia -- Alonso
Quijana's self-centered niece, who is to marry Dr. Carrasco;
mezzo, C to high F
Housekeeper -- Alonso
Quijana's strong housekeeper, who is full of hope; mezzo, F to
Pedro -- a rough,
sturdy muleteer; baritone, low D to D
Anselmo -- a rough,
sturdy muleteer; tenor, A to high F sharp
The Moor -- tenor, C
to high B flat
Contour -- tenor, F
to A flat
"Man of La Mancha" is a remarkable show and one of the great
theater successes of our time. This is a play within a play, based
on Cervantes' "Don Quixote." We have a poignant story of a dying old
man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. "It's All the Same,"
"Dulcinea," "I'm Only Thinking of Him," "The Impossible Dream," "I
Really Like Him" and "Little Bird" remain in your thoughts and in
your soul well after you see the show. His dream is every man's
dream. His tilting at windmills is every man's great adventure.
Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and "Man of La
Mancha" speaks for humankind.
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