Friday, July 14, 2017

audition notice - MAN OF LA MANCHA - Arizona Theatre Company

Arizona Theatre Company (LORT B) is seeking submissions of Headshots and Resumes for their production of MAN OF LA MANCHA.  Looking for Union and Non-Union artists.

Set in Madrid 1968-72. Open to all races/ethnicities, but actively seeking Hispanic and Latinx performers who can inhabit this world.  This production will be heavily influenced by flamenco music and dance and the cast will also serve as the band. As noted below, seeking actors who can play one (or more) of the following instruments with proficiency: upright bass, violin, trumpet, piccolo, flute, accordion. (Facility with flamenco percussion also helpful).

Director: David Bennett
Music Director: Tim Symons
Choreographer: Kathryn Van Meter

DATES:
Full dates for this show are as follows, please review them carefully. This is a 12 week project – 8 weeks in Tucson followed by 4 weeks in Phoenix. Over the holidays. If you cannot commit to the time in both Tucson and Phoenix please do not submit your headshot and resume for this project:
Rehearsals begin: November 7, 2017 (in Tucson)
Tucson Performances Begin: December 2, 2017
Tucson Closing: December 31, 2017
Phoenix Performances Begin: January 5, 2018
Phoenix Closing: January 28, 2018
Selected auditions and callbacks will be scheduled for the end of July in Phoenix.

SEEKING:
[DON QUIXOTE/CERVANTES] Male, 40s - 60s. Rich baritone. Cervantes is a jailed actor, playwright, poet and unconventional thinker who creates an extravagant alter ego: Don Quixote, a romantic and would-be knight. A restless spirit with a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day. At once filled with madness and sanity - he can take his audience on the wildest rides and never lose them. Ability to play an instrument a plus, but not required.

[ALDONZA] Female, 30s – mid 40s. Strong mezzo soprano with belt. Raw, gutsy, edgy. She is a kitchen wench/prostitute who Quixote tries to make a lady. Defensive, defiant, a survivor. Beneath her tough exterior is a woman with a noble, gentle heart who desperately wants to be loved. Ability to play an instrument a plus, but not required.

[SANCHO PANZA] Male, 40s – 50s. Strong character bari-tenor. Devoted and loyal, he has been Cervantes/Quixote’s manservant and caretaker for many years. Sancho is funny, curious, greedy, loving and vacillates between true compassion and criticism for his master. Despite his ignorance and foolishness, he also possesses an underlying honorable and compassionate streak. Should have ability to play percussion instruments (or facility with other instruments listed above a plus but not required).
[DR. CARRASCO/THE DUKE] Male, 30s – 50s. Baritone. Antonia's fiancé. Loves money, power and prestige.  He thinks Don Quixote is a madman and insists that he comes home for treatment. Arrogant, analytical and refined.  Should be proficient at playing one of the following instruments: upright bass, violin, trumpet, piccolo, flute, accordion or flamenco percussion.

[PADRE] Male, 30s-50s. Sweet lyric tenor. A kind, sympathetic but passive religious leader. He is well-intentioned, but not strong enough to stand fully behind his beliefs. Should be proficient at playing one of the following instruments: upright bass, violin, trumpet, piccolo, flute, accordion or flamenco percussion.

[ANTONIA] Female, 20s-40s. Soprano. Quixote’s niece and Dr. Carrasco's fiancée.  She seems to be a sweet young girl, but is deeply selfish, self-conscious, and has her own interest at heart.  Should be proficient at playing one of the following instruments: upright bass, violin, trumpet, piccolo, flute, accordion or flamenco percussion.

[MARIA, INNKEEPER’S WIFE] Female, 40s-50s. Alto character voice. Should be proficient at playing one of the following instruments: upright bass, violin, trumpet, piccolo, flute, accordion or flamenco percussion.

[HOUSEKEEPER] Female, 40s-50s. Soprano/mezzo. Strong religious/moral convictions. Loves Quixote and worries about him and his state of mind. Should be proficient at playing one of the following instruments: upright bass, violin, trumpet, piccolo, flute, accordion or flamenco percussion.

[MALE FLAMENCO DRUMMER] Male, any age. Must be a strong flamenco-style drummer and/or have facility with flamenco percussion (cajon, hand percussion). Should be a good singer and able to play various roles in the show including a muleteer.

[MALE FLAMENCO DANCER] Male, any age. Must be a strong flamenco dancer and be able to sing and potentially play various roles in the show including a muleteer. Should be able to play some flamenco percussion.

[MALE FLAMENCO GUITARIST] Male, any age. Must be a strong flamenco guitar player and be able to sing and potentially play various roles in the show including a muleteer.

Please submit headshot and resume via email attachments to casting@aztc.org . You will be contacted if we would like to schedule an audition – which will be held at the end of July.

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