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11/29 & 11/30 Man of La Mancha at The Arvada Center

The Arvada Center will hold auditions for the musical, Man of La Mancha at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., November 29 and 30; and in New York City, December 11-13. Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Rod A. Lansberry will direct Man of La Mancha with musical direction by David Nehls and musical staging by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck.

Denver auditions are November 29 and 30, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 to schedule a time.

Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, December 11-13. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting
Attn. Man of La Mancha, Arvada CO production
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Strong movement abilities are required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.

This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds including a wide range of ages, physiques are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

Rehearsals for Man of La Mancha begin on March 5, 2013. The show opens on March 26 and runs through April 14, 2013. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

ARVADA CENTER – Man of La Mancha
Character Breakdown:

Don Quixote (Cervantes, Alonso Quijana) male Baritone 30 – 50; older, charming and charismatic

Sancho Panza male Tenor 25 – 50; pragmatic but loyal servant and sidekick

Aldonza (Dulcinea) female Soprano 25 – 50; wild, lusty with jaded look at life from experience

Innkeeper male Bass 30 – 50; strong, kind and sympathetic

Dr. Sansone Carrasco male Baritone 30 – 40; loves money, power and prestige

Padre male Tenor 30 – 50; kindly and sympathetic

Barber male Tenor 30 – 50; comic character

Antonio female Soprano 20 – 30; Quijana’s self-centered niece to be married to Carrasco

Housekeeper female Mezzo 30 – 60; head of Quijana’s household, strong, religious / moral convictions

Pedro male Baritone 30 – 45; lead muleteer

Anselmo male Tenor 20 – 35; muleteer

The Moor male Tenor 30 – 50; head of Moorish thieves

Contour male Tenor 20 – 30; assistant to the Moor

Maria female 25 – 45; Innkeepers wife

Fermina female 20 – 30; a serving girl

Captain of the Inquisition male 30 – 50; imposing and cruel

Quito male muleteer 20 – 40

Jose male muleteer 20 – 40

Juan male muleteer 20 – 40

Paco male muleteer 20 – 40

Tenorio male muleteer 20 – 40

About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
In its 36-year history, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada and by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to http://www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.
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