Monday, May 13, 2013

BERGEN COUNTY PLAYERS ANNOUNCES OPEN AUDITIONS FOR 81st SEASON OPENING MUSICAL

Bergen County Players, inc.MAN OF LA MANCHA
Book by Dale Wasserman, music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion
Directed by Jacqueline McElroy-Poquette
Musical direction by Steve Bell

WHEN: May 18 at 10:30 AM; May 20 and 22 at 7:30 PM: Callbacks (by invitation only) May 25 at 10:30 AM
WHERE: Little Firehouse Theatre, 298 Kinderkamack Road in Oradell

Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's 17th century masterpiece Don Quixote, this Tony Award-winning musical tells the story of the "mad" knight, Don Quixote, as a play within a play performed by the poet Cervantes and his fellow prisoners as they await a hearing with the Spanish Inquisition. The beautiful score, featuring the anthem "The Impossible Dream," led the way to five Tony Awards in 1965 and a Broadway run of six years

Performance Dates: September 14 through October 12

General Requirements:

  • Auditioners should prepare an excerpt of a song (16-32 bars) not from MOLM that best represents their voice and bring sheet music for the accompanist in the proper key.
  • Those auditioning for a specific role may sing a song of their choosing but should be familiar with the songs from the show.
  • There will be no dance auditions.
  • ALL ROLES ARE OPEN.

Character Breakdown

  • Don Quixote/Cervantes: (Baritone) Tall, slim. Double role
    Quixote: childlike, openness, much gusto & verve
    Cervantes: courtly, loves to play act
  • Sancho Panza: (High Baritone or Tenor) Comic role - companion to Cervantes, squire to Quixote
  • Aldonza/Dulcinea: (Soprano) Buxom, earthy, highly sexual type
  • Padre: (Tenor) Looks and age variable
  • Governor/Innkeeper: (Baritone) Looks and age variable
  • Antonia: (Soprano) IngĂ©nue, small, pretty, delicate
  • Housekeeper: (Mezzo) Mature, looks variable
  • Duke/Dr. Carracas: (Baritone) Mature, looks variable Barber - (Tenor) Looks and age variable
  • Fermina: Moorish Belly Dancer
  • Muleteers (6): Singers; Roughnecks—inmates; various ages & sizes

The balance of the singing ensemble includes Maria, Innkeeper's wife, Captain and Guards of the Inquisition.

For more information contact Jacqueline McElroy-Poquette at rjpoquette@optonline.net or call 201.497.5717.