Man of La Mancha - Open Auditions

Valley Center Stage

About the project and the company

Man of La Mancha – Open Audition Notice

Written by Dale Wasserman | Music by Mitch Leigh | Lyrics by Joe Darian

Directed by Jim Snyder


Auditions will be held on  February 18, 19, and 21

from 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Held at Valley Center Stage  -1060 Stilson Ave SE, North Bend, WA 98045



Man of La Mancha, based on Cervantes’ epic 17th-century novel, Don Quixote, is a remarkable, poignant, moving musical that was one of the first shows to musicalize a piece of historical literature. Set in the context of the Spanish Inquisition, Man of La Mancha is presented as a play-within-a-play. We encounter historical author Miguel de Cervantes in prison, awaiting trial by the Inquisition. When his fellow prisoners try to take Cervantes’ belongings from him, including his manuscript, Cervantes proposes a trial in which he proves the merit of the manuscript through a reenactment, enlisting his fellow prisoners as characters in his play. Together, they tell the story of the aged Alonso Quijana who believes himself to be a knight errant, names himself Don Quixote, and pursues an obsessive quest to attain an impossible dream. Against all odds, Quixote and his trusty squire Sancho Panza take to the road in a quest to chivalry, and seek out the good and innocent in a world filled with darkness and despair. Through the story, all the prisoners – at least for a moment – are transformed. The mad Don Quixote may think a windmill to be a giant and a tavern to be a castle, but along the way he also transforms a wretched woman into a beautiful lady – and proves that an old man’s belief can truly make him a knight. Man of La Mancha features such stirring songs as “Dulcinea” and the now-famous standard, “Quest” – more famously known as “The Impossible Dream.”

Musical Numbers:

  1. The Abduction
  2. Aldonza
  3. The Barber’s Song
  4. The Dubbing (The Knight of the Woeful Countenance)
  5. Dulcinea
  6. Golden Helmet
  7. I really Like Him
  8. I’m Only Thinking Of Him
  9. The Impossible Dream (The Quest)
  10. It’s All the Same
  11. Little Bird, Little Bird
  12. A Little Gossip
  13. Man of La Mancha (I Don Quixote)
  14. Psalm
  15. To each His Dulcinea (To Every Man His Dream)
  16. What Do You Want Of Me?





Location of Audition

Valley Center Stage - operating at Sallal Grange 1060 Stilson Ave SE North Bend, WA 98045

Other details

Limited music rehearsals and group scenes will be held throughout March

Schedule tbd utilizing cast and crew conflicts 

Full rehearsals April and May: M - Th from 6:30 to 9 and possible Sunday afternoons from 1-3pm as needed.

Note: Not all cast called to every rehearsal.

Audition requirements

Open auditions.  All parts available  Those wishing to audition will be asked to read from the script and sing songs from the show.  Double casting tbd. A number of parts may be cast non gender specific Tech rehearsals and run through rehearsals last two weeks of May mandatory. Mandatory Performance Dates: May 31st- June 23rd Thurs, Fri, Sat - evening shows begin at 7:30pm. Sunday - matinees begin at 2pm

Character breakdown / Project needs
Miguel de Cervantes / Don Quixote / Alonso Quijana
An actor, playwright, and would-be knight. He is a romantic and has a vision of a far better and nobler world, where knights and chivalry rule the day. strenuous dual role for a top actor and a powerful singer
Cervantes’ manservant / Sancho Panza
He has served Quixote/Cervantes for many years and is devoted to him, even with all his idiosyncrasies Comic character man, sings
Aldonza (Dulcinea)
A serving woman and a part-time prostitute at the inn, Aldonza is rough on the exterior, but has a gentle heart inside and yearns to believe what Don Quixote tells her. Quixote falls in loves with her and insists her name is Dulcinea and that she is a beautiful, gentle woman. accomplished actress, powerful voice
Quixote's niece and Dr. Carrasco's fiancée. legit voice
Antonia's Father legit voice
Dr. Carrasco
As the character of the Duke he is a sidekick to the Governor; however, when he plays Dr. Carrasco, he is Antonia's fiancé. He thinks Don Quixote mad and insists that he come home and be treated for his malady.
The Innkeeper / Governor
He is kind as the Innkeeper, but as the Governor is the leader of the inmate society in the prison.
comic singer
Muleteers, male dancers, a guitarist
Anselmo: A muleteer Jose: A muleteer Juan: A muleteer Paco: a muleteer Tenorio: A muleteer the company provides strong choral work
The head muleteer, Pedro is a mean and vicious man, leading an attack on Aldonza.
The Innkeeper's wife
A servant girl
Additional information
Preferred method of submission


Audition/Interview dates

Auditions February 18, 19, and 21 6:00 to 9:00 pm

Pay type


Audition location

North Bend WA

Pay type


Callbacks or second audition/interview?

February 27th 6:00 to 9:00pm

Submission instructions

Please include headshot and bio. Auditions are open format. Those wishing to audition will be asked to read from the script and sing songs from the show. 

Union Requirements

Open to All

Website specific to project

Equity Contract