Live the dream ... it's not impossible!
Come share the story of a dreamer ... of an author ... of a knight errant ... of a madman ... and of the prisoners whose lives were changed because of him.
The original production of Man of La Mancha won five Tony Awards after its debut in 1965. It was proclaimed Best Musical of the Year with the Best Musical Score. It also won Tonys for its leading man, Richard Kiley, its director, Albert Marre and for its scenic design. The musical is the story of three characters in one man ... the author Miguel Cervantes, who penned the novel that is its source, the main character of the novel, Alonso Quijano, and Alonso's alter-ego, the knight errant, Don Quixote.
This beautifully crafted work takes the audience to the depths of a Spanish prison during the height of the Inquisition and lifts them beyond the stars. No one walks away from the production untouched.
The outstanding score includes "The Impossible Dream," a song that became an instant classic. Other songs from the score, though they did not become a part of popular culture, are no less beautiful. They range from the sardonic "I'm Only Thinking of Him" to the sweet "I Really Like Him" to the haunting "To Each His Dulcinea." The music broke with Broadway's traditional scores by incorporating the influence of the Flamenco style.
Though the work is not a biography of Miguel de Cervantes, it honors the world in which he lived and wrote. It is also not a retelling of Cervantes' novel Don Quixote; but it pays homage to its themes and settings.
If you have never had the opportunity to see Man of La Mancha live on stage, here is your chance! A talented and skilled cast and staff are dedicated to bringing this ground-breaking musical to life. Let MCP lead you to the prison and take you to the stars.
View the cast list for the show here!
Performances will be July 27 & 28 and August 2, 3 & 4 at 8:00 PM and July 29 at 2:00 PM at Theatre 42. Tickets are $17 for adults, $14 for seniors and $12 for students and are available now ... just click here!
- Written by Super User