Auditions for “Man of La Mancha” and “A Grand Night for Singing”

 Auditions for Man of La Mancha and A Grand Night for Singing

Sunday, August 12,  7:00 – 10:00PM
Monday, August 13, 7:00 – 10:00PM

No appointment needed, but auditioners must arrive one hour before the scheduled end time.

 

Auditions for Man of La Mancha are open to ages 13 and up.  The role of Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote in Man of La Mancha has been cast.  All other roles are available.  Two roles may exist for children ages 8 – 13, contact the director regarding these roles at rbergeron@broadview-heights-spotlights.org. Man of La Mancha runs November 2 – 17, 2018. See below for more information.

 

A Grand Night for Singing requires strong singers able to hold complex harmonies: three women and two men, ages 18 and up.  This production runs February 1 – 16, 2019. See below for more information.

 

Those auditioning should:

  • Plan to attend only one night.
  • Prepare two contrasting songs (1 ballad, 1 up tempo) from the classic/golden age of musical theater, no more than one minute in length each. Songs from either show are acceptable.  Those auditioning for A Grand Night for Singing, are strongly encouraged to prepare at least one Rodgers and Hammerstein piece.
  • Bring sheet music in the correct keys, hole-punched in a three-ring binder.  Singers will not be permitted to sing a cappella.
  • Bring a list of conflicts applicable to the rehearsal schedule for the show(s) you are auditioning for. (LaMancha: September 16 – November 16; Grand Night: December – February)

All auditions will occur at the Broadview Heights Spotlights Theater, located in Building #22 on the Broadview Center Property at 9543 Broadview Road, Broadview Heights, OH  44147.  Our facility is located to the left of the Police Station in the rear of the of property.  Follow the blue “Theater” signs once turning into the main driveway.

Man of La Mancha

Written by Dale Wasserman
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion

The Spotlights’ production runs November 2 – 17, 2018.

Rehearsals start the week of September 16.

Roles

Miguel de Cervantes (Don Quixote) – THIS ROLE HAS BEEN PRECAST
Sancho Panza — manservant
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
Antonia — Alonso’s niece
Fermina — Moorish Girl dancer
Innkeeper
Maria — innkeeper’s wife
Housekeeper — employee of Alonso
Barber
Padre
Dr. Sanson Carrasco — Antonia’s fiancé and Knight of the Mirrors

Ensemble
Captain of the Inquisition
Governor
Duke
Four Attendants to the Knight
Seven Muleteers: Jose, Tenorio, Paco, Juan, Anselmo, Pedro and a Guitar Player
Soldiers
Prisoners
Prison Guards
Gypsies (Moors)
Men of the Inquisition

Two roles may exist for children ages 8 – 13, contact the director regarding these roles at rbergeron@broadview-heights-spotlights.org.

Synopsis

A full synopsis can be found on Tams-Witmark’s website:  http://www.tamswitmark.com/shows/man-of-la-mancha/

 

 

A Grand Night for Singing

Music by Richard Rodgers
Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Music Arrangements by Fred Wells
Conceived by Walter Bobbie

The Spotlights’ production runs February 1 – 16, 2019.

Limited rehearsals in December, full rehearsals starting nightly in January.

Roles:

Martin – Leading Man, Baritone
Lynne – Leading Lady, Soprano
Victoria – Comic Ingenue, Second soprano
Jason – Comic Juvenile, Tenor
Alyson – Soubrette, Alto, Dancer

A Grand Night for Singing requires strong singers able to hold complex harmonies: three women and two men, ages 18 and up

Synopsis:

Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon conceived by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie. Over three decades after the duo’s final collaboration, The Sound of Music, took the Great White Way by storm, it was in fact this new R&H musical that opened the 1994 Broadway season with flair and distinction, garnering wildly enthusiastic notices as well as earning two Tony nominations, including Best Musical. Here at R&H, our founding fathers probably never imagined “Shall We Dance?” as a comic pas de deux for a towering beauty and her diminutive admirer, nor did they suspect that one day a lovelorn young lad might pose the musical question, “How do you solve a problem like Maria?” But that’s precisely the kind of invention lavished upon this new revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque “I’m Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,” a swingin’ “Honeybun” worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy “Kansas City”which leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain.