Monday, May 13, 2013


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.

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) Ing√©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 or call 201.497.5717.