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Curtains Up Pagosa! changes ‘Man of La Mancha’ audition date

Curtains Up Pagosa! will hold auditions for “Man of La Mancha” Friday, Sept. 28, from 2-7 p.m., in the Pagosa Springs High School band room.

“Man of La Mancha,” a classic in music theater repertoire, will be presented in a limited run at PSHS Dec. 12-15. As is the custom of Curtains Up Pagosa!, the musical will be performed by an all-volunteer cast and orchestra with proceeds dedicated to providing scholarships for students majoring in the arts and to assist arts in the public schools. The production will be directed by Dale Johnson and music director Sally Neel.

The cast includes: Captain of the Inquisition, Manservant (Sancho Panza), Miguel De Cervantes (Don Quixote and Alonso Quijana). Prisoners include: Governor, Duke, Seven Muleters (Jose, Tenorio, Paco, Juan, Anselmo, Pedro and Guitar player), Aldonza (Dulcinea), Innkeeper, Maria (innkeeper’s wife), Fermina (a serving girl), Antonio (Alonso’s niece), housekeeper (for Alonso), Padre, Dr. Sanson Carrasco (Antonia’s fiance and Knight of the Mirrors), Barber, Moorish Girl (Dancer) and Four Attendants to the Knight. In addition there are soldiers, prisoners, prison guards, gypsies and men of the Inquisition.

Those wishing to audition for a role should prepare a song of their choice to sing for the audition committee (an accompanist will be provided). They will also be asked to read a portion of the script provided at the audition. Minimal dance skills are required for this production.

Orchestra parts still needed include: oboe, French horns (1 and 2), trumpet (2), Trombone (1 and 2), string bass, Spanish guitar (1 and 2), timpani and percussion (1 and 2). Please contact Sally Neel, sneel1@sbcglobal.net or 946-6458, if you are interested in playing in the pit orchestra.

“We hope to have a great turnout for this audition,” said Johnson. “Pagosa Springs is filled with amazing talent — much of it still untapped. We always look forward to meeting people who are auditioning for the first time or are new to the community.”

For more information about Curtains Up Pagosa! go to www.pagosamusicboosters.org.

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