Monday, August 13, 2012

Theatre--Auditions (Musical Theatre)

Auditions for the Iberia Performing Arts League’s Musical Man of La Mancha will be held Saturday, September 8, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon and Sunday, September 9, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Auditions will be held at the Essanee Theater, 126 Iberia St., New Iberia. The show will have approximately 30 characters, with 15 singing roles and 15 non-singing roles of various types including four dancers and
several non-speaking parts. The show will run March 7-24, 2013.

Man of La Mancha, 1966 Tony Award Winner as Best Musical, tells the story of Cervantes and his alter ego Don Quixote. Set in a fifteenth century Spanish prison, it is unique in that much of the cast remains on-stage for most of the running time of the show. The message of the musical, that we should strive to live in a world as it should be and not as it is, was meaningful in the turbulent 60’s and continues to be so today.

All those interested in auditioning for any available part will be asked to read a section of lines from the play, and to sing part of “The Impossible Dream” which is the signature song from the show. Those interested in auditioning for a specific part may additionally be asked to sing a section of a song for that particular character.
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza-  “I, Don Quixote,” especially harmony section toward the end.

Aldonza (Dulcinea) – “It’s All the Same”
Antonio(Niece), Housekeeper, Duke/Dr. Corrasco “I’m Only Thinking of Him”
Padre – “To Each His Dulcinea”
Barber – “Barber Song”
Muleteers – “Little Bird”
Governor – “Knight of the Woeful Countenance”

Video for “I, Don Quixote”
Video for “It’s All the Same”
Video for “I’m Only Thinking of Him”
Video for  “To Each His Dulcinea”
Video for  “Barber’s Song”
Video for  “Little Bird, Little Bird”
Video for “Knight of the Woeful Countenacne

If you do not have access to the music, would like a CD,  or have any questions about the show, please contact the director, Donald “Doc” Voorhies at 364-1975 or by emailing him at

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