Man of La Mancha

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 TWP is excited to announce auditions for our first show of the 2019 – 2020 season, Dale Wasserman’s Man of La Mancha. Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play. We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair. Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”


Director: Michael Zellhofer
Assistant Director: Henry Cyr
Musical Director: W. William Zellhofer
Choreographer: Timoth David Copney-Welton


Auditions and performances will take place at: 

St. Thomas Church 

1108 Providence Rd.

Towson, MD 21286


Audition dates: 

Sunday, July 21, 4:00 – 8:00, Monday, July 22, 6:00 – 9:00, Wednesday, July 24, 6:00 – 8:00 with callbacks at 8:00 if needed.


Show dates: 

November 8, 9, 15, 16 at 8:00 and November 10, 17 at 4:00


All roles are open to any ethnicity and are based on vocal range.  Please prepare at least 16 bars from any Broadway song. Please have sheet music for the accompanist.  


Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote / Alonso Quijana
Baritone F4 – B2


Cervantes’ manservant / Sancho Panza
Tenor G4 – C3


Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Soprano G#5 – G#3


Antonia
Mezzo-Soprano F5 - C4


Padre
Tenor G4 – F3


Dr. Sanson Carrasco (The Knight of the Mirrors)
Baritone C#4 – G2


Innkeeper
Bass C#4 – G2


Fermina


Maria


Housekeeper
Mezzo-Soprano F5 – F4


Barber
Tenor G4 – D3


Captain of the Inquisition


The Duke


Featured/Named Ensemble
Attendants to the Knights
Jose
Tenorio
Paco
Juan
Anselmo
Pedro
Guitar Player


Plus
Ensemble 

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