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AUDITIONS: Man of La Mancha

The Sterling Playmakers announces OPEN auditions for our fall musical, Man of La Mancha!

Click here for an audition form. We will have forms at the auditions as well – filling it out in advance speeds up the process for you!

Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script, songs from the show, and some dance movement. NOTE: WE WILL ONLY BE AUDITIONING USING SONGS FROM THE SHOW. (Music will be available at the auditions.) We will also be checking your vocal range.

  1. EVERYONE will be expected to sing a portion of “Impossible Dream” since all sing it in the show.
  2. WOMEN may then choose ONE of the following to sing as well:
    “It’s All the Same” (Mandatory for those wanting Aldonza)
    “I’m Only Thinking of Him”
    “What Does He Want of Me”
  3. MEN May then choose ONE of the following:
    “I Like Him” (Mandatory for Sancho)
    “Man of La Mancha”
    “Barber’s Song”
    “To Each His Dulcinea” (Mandatory for Barber)
    “Knight of the Woeful Countenance (Mandatory for Innkeeper)

Click here for the character descriptions

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What If — ? / What Then? A One-Act Festival (Sep 29, 30, Oct 1 2017)

Performances: September 29, 30, & October 1, 2017
Location: Sterling Middle School
Artistic Director: Bob Rosenberg
Producer: Gregg W. Carter

September 29-October 1, Sterling Playmakers will present a One-Act festival entitled “What If… / What Then?” The plays to be performed (10-20 minutes each, original and unpublished) will be based on existing well-known plays, including some by Shakespeare, Beckett, and Chekhov. The concept is that these plays either alter the endings of the original plays, or present sequels to them.

All plays will be rated PG or lower.

Man of La Mancha (November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017)

Performances: November 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19 2017
Location: Sterling Middle School

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Original Production Staged by Albert Marre
Originally Produced by Albert W. Selden and Hal James
Directed by Kathy Bleutge

MAN OF LA MANCHA is a remarkable show and one of the great theatre successes of our time. This is a play-within-a-play, based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote.” We have a poignant story of a dying old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. It’s All the Same, Dulcinea, I’m Only Thinking of Him, The Impossible Dream, I Really Like Him and Little Bird remain in your thoughts and in your soul well after you see the show. His dream is Everyman’s dream. His tilting at windmills is Everyman’s great adventure. Somehow, the footlights disappear, time is telescoped and the “Man of La Mancha” speaks for humankind.

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