Monday, May 31, 2010

Tucson: Studio Connections Auditions for Man of La Mancha


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Subject: Studio Connections Auditions for Man of La Mancha


Studio Connections (Da Vinci Players) at 9071 E. Old Spanish Trail, is holding auditions for their fall musical Man of La Mancha, directed by Robert Encila.

Auditions will be held on

Saturday, June 12, 1-4 pm

and Sunday, June 13, 6-8:30 pm;

callbacks on Saturday, June 19 1-4 pm


If you have auditioned for Studio Connections before, please come visit us again.  Sides from the show will be available, but monologues will also be heard. Please bring a recent headshot and resume', as well as a song (from a musical).  No accompaniment will be provided, but a CD/i-Pod player and keyboard will be available.  You may also choose to fill out our online audition form, available at

A synopsis, character breakdown and schedule of performances for the play are as follows:

Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It was inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece, Don Quixote. It tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play, performed by Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as he awaits a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition.

The original 1965 Broadway production ran for 2,328 performances and won five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. The musical has been revived four times on Broadway, becoming one of the most enduring works of musical theatre. The signature song, "The Impossible Dream", became a standard.


Character Breakdown

Don Quixote (Cervantes)  This role has been cast (Kit Runge)

Sancho Panza  male tenor 30 – 50 lead

Aldonza (Dulcinea)  female soprano 35 – 55 lead

Innkeeper  male bass 35 – 65 supporting

Dr. Corrasco  male baritone 35 – 55 supporting

Padre / Juan  male tenor 40 – 50 supporting

Barber / Prisoner / Muleteer  male tenor 30 – 50 supporting

Antonia  female mezzo 18 – 32 supporting

Captain of the Inquisition  male N/A 30 – 55 cameo

Housekeeper  female mezzo 40 – 70 cameo

Pedro  male baritone 22 – 35 cameo

Anselmo  male tenor 22 – 35 cameo

The Moor  male tenor 21 – 65 cameo

Contour  male tenor 21 – 65 cameo

Maria  female various 35 – 60 cameo

Fermina  female  16 – 32 cameo

Tenorio  male  20 – 40 cameo

Quito  male  20 – 40 cameo

Jose  male  20 – 40 cameo

Juan  male  20 – 40 cameo

Paco  male  20 – 40 cameo

Guards and Men of the Inquisition, Muleteers 18 – 70 chorus


Performance Dates

October 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24         



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