The Union Recorder


June 3, 2014

CURTAIN CALL: ‘Man of La Mancha’ tilts into Milledgeville

MILLEDGEVILLE — “To dream...the impossible dream, To fight...the unbeatable foe...”

Have I got your attention?

The above lyrics are arguably among the best known in Broadway theatre. And they certainly play into the next production being planned by the Milledgeville Players.

We just brought the curtain down on “Hay Fever”, an absolutely terrific comedy. Director Iona Holder did a great job with a very talented cast. Kudos to all who were involved. I’ll do a little bit more of a wrap-up of “Hay Fever” next week.

You see, during the summer I tend to swing into bi-weekly mode for this rambling wreck of a column. But the U-R has allowed me to grace the pages during this “off” week so I can announce the summer musical from the Milledgeville Players and the upcoming audition dates.

“Man of La Mancha” will be presented in Russell Auditorium Thursday, August 7 - Sunday, August 10.

Based on Cervantes’ “Don Quixote”, the play tells the story of an old man whose impossible dream takes over his mind. His famous tilting at windmills represents every man’s great adventure.

The play is filled with memorable music, including “It’s all the Same”, “Dulcinea”, “I’m only Thinking of Him”, “Little Bird”, and, of course, “The Impossible Dream”.

But before we have a play, we need to get together a cast.

Auditions will take place Monday, June 9 - Wednesday, June 11 starting at 6:30 PM. Vocal and dance auditions will be Monday and Tuesday evenings while Wednesday will concentrate on acting and speaking roles.

We want lots of folks to come out and audition for this play. But let’s first discuss the different things taking place on particular days.

Everyone should plan on coming out EITHER Monday or Tuesday - you don’t have to do both. Sometimes people will think they don’t want to sing or dance in a musical (sort of defeats the purpose in a way), they just want to act. Even though nearly every musical has a few parts that involve no singing at all, they are VERY few.

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