- Published: Monday, 19 March 2018 20:00
- Written by Super User
Mason Community Players is excited to announce auditions for its 2018 summer show, Man of La Mancha.
Join director Liz Olekas and her production staff at auditions.
They will be held:
Sunday, April 29th from 2:00 to 5:00 PM
Sunday, April 29th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM
Monday, April 30th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
Callbacks will be at 8:00 PM Monday the 30th, if needed.
Auditions on both days will be held at Theatre 42, located at 2752 S. US Route 42, Lebanon, OH 45036. The venue is just north of Mason on Route 42 ... one driveway north of the Southwest Golf Ranch.
Please come prepared with 16-32 bars of a song that demonstrates your range and vocal ability. An accompanist will be provided or you may bring an instrumental track. The director may ask you to do a cold-reading from the script. All roles are available; MCP is looking for all levels of talent to be in the show and help behind the scenes. A list of roles are available for review below.
Walk-ins are welcome, but the production staff highly encourages you to sign up for an audition time by clicking here.
Join MCP in producing one of the most enduring works and great theatre successes of our time. This thrilling play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ Don Quixote is a remarkable classic. The old man’s dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure.
The show's rehearsals will start in May and performances will be July 27th, 28th, 29th and August 2nd, 3rd and 4th. All but the performance on July 29th will be at 8:00 PM. The performance on the 29th is a 2:00 PM Matinee.
Cervantes/Don Quixote: Male, 40+; Starring role. Must have tremendous depth as an actor and a heroic baritone voice. This is a double role between the writer Cervantes who is a poet, an unconventional thinker, and Quixote, a restless spirit. He is the “foolish knight” who believes chivalry is alive. Vocal range: B2-E4.
Aldonza: Female, 35+; Starring role. Must have tremendous acting and singing ability with a gutsy belt to a high A. Aldonza is a “savage, dark alley cat”, she is defensive, defiant, and a survivor. She is also wary. However, beneath her tough exterior is a woman with a noble heart who desperately wants to be loved. Vocal range: Ab3-Ab5.
Sancho Panza: Male, 30+; Actor doubles as Cervantes’ manservant and Quixote’s sidekick Sancho. He is funny, has a light-hearted spirit, and has a deep and true kindness. His essence is that of caretaker and thus the actor must have depth and subtlety. He must also sing well, but can have a comic voice. Vocal range: C3-A4.
Padre: Male, 40+; A kind but passive religious leader. He is well-intentioned, but not strong enough to stand fully behind his beliefs. He’s a pleaser, but he has a soul and a heart. Vocal range: C3-G4.
Duke/Dr. Carrasco: Male, 30+; The Duke is a man of “breeding, intelligence, logic”. He is analytical and scientific, however he can also be arrogant, because he’s usually the smartest person in the room. In this version, he will be a foil to Quixote. Must feel like a thoughtful, leading man. Vocal range: C3-C.
The Innkeeper/Governor: Male, 40+; A large and powerful man. He is kind as the Innkeeper, a gentle giant, but as the Governor he is the leader of the inmate society in the prison. Vocal range: B2-C.
Maria, Innkeeper's Wife: Female 30+; The exasperated wife of the Innkeeper. She sees, and expects, the worst of all who enter the inn. Could double with the Housekeeper. Vocal range: F3-D5.
Housekeeper: Female 20+; Quixote’s self-righteous, fastidious housekeeper. She cares for Quixote deeply, and has fantasies of a romantic relationship with him. Vocal range: G3-D5.
The Barber: Male, 20+; Funny. He travels the countryside and peddles shaves. He is known by everyone. Vocal range: C3-G4.
Muleteers: Male, all ages; Strong, masculine highwaymen. Men of size and stature. They are murderers, rapist and thieves who await their death in prison. Vocal range: B2-E4.
Moorish Girl/Flamenco Dancer: Female 20+; She has lived life. Dancer with knowledge of the Flamenco style helpful, but not necessary. Vocal range: B2-F4.