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THE ARVADA CENTER PRESENTS THE TONY AWARD WINNING MUSICAL
MAN OF LA MANCHA
Don’t miss one of the most powerful musicals in American Theater!
Arvada CO – The Arvada Center will open the award winning musical, Man of La Mancha directed by Rod A. Lansberry on March 26 running through April 14 in the Main Stage Theater. Man of La Mancha is written by Dale Wasserman with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion. Performances are Tuesday – Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Preview performances are March 22 – 24 at 7:30 p.m. Moderated talkbacks with the cast are offered on Friday, April 5 after 7:30 p.m. show and Wednesday, April 10 after 1:00 p.m. show. The show will be ASL Interpreted for the hearing impaired on Friday, April 12 at 7:30 p.m. For more information and to purchase tickets, go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200. Man of La Mancha is sponsored by Kachina Southwestern Grill.
Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Musical Score, Man of La Mancha is long considered one of the most beloved musicals of all time. Set during the Spanish Inquisition the musical tells the story of the author and actor, Miguel de Cervantes who has been thrown in prison for crimes he did not commit. His fellow prisoners decide to hold a mock trial by jury where a guilty charge will result in seizure and destruction of his life’s work. Cervantes decides his defense will be to act out a play incorporating the other prisoners. His creation, Don Quixote de la Mancha recounts the tale of the mad knight who believes the wrongs of the world can be corrected as he travels the countryside with his sidekick Sancho jousting windmills and pursuing the heart of his beloved Dulcinea. Man of La Mancha features many memorable songs including the iconic “To Dream the Impossible Dream.”
In addition to director Rod A. Lansberry, the creative team includes David Nehls (musical director), Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck (choreographer), Brian Mallgrave (scene design), Chris Campbell (costume design), David Thomas (sound design) and Shannon McKinney (light design).
The principal cast features: William Michals (Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote); Ben Dicke (Sancho); Jennifer DeDominici (Aldonza/Dulcinea); Mark Rubald (Governor); Craig Lundquist (the Innkeeper); Markus Warren (Dr. Carrasco); Danielle Porcellini (Antonia); Rob Costigan (the Barber); Robert Michael Sanders (Pedro); Mercedes Perez (Maria); Jessica Hindsley (Fermina); Daniel Langhoff (Captain of the Inquisition); Jeremy Sortore (the Padre); Kitty Hilsabeck (Moorish Dancer); Sue Leiser (Housekeeper); Chris LeBeau (Jose); Tim Howard (Tenorio); Lucas Coleman (Paco); Sidney Erik Wright (Juan) and Burke Walton (Anselmo). Ensemble members are: Andrew Diessner; Scott Severtson; Brett Ambler; Joanie Brosseau and Angela Mendez.
About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities:
Since its opening in July 1976, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada, the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD) and Colorado Creative Industries. The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.