STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Musical Theatre West's MAN OF LA MANCHA!
Musical Theatre West's MAN OF LA MANCHA opened on February 10 and will run for fourteen performances through February 26. Watch a sneak peek of the production below!
MAN OF LA MANCHA is under the helm of Ovation Award-winning director Nick DeGruccio (MTW's 1776, RENT and THE ANDREWS BROTHERS). Musical Director is Matthew Smedal (MTW's 1776; Regional: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, HELLO AGAIN) and choreographer is Carlos Mendoza (Regional: I LOVE A PIANO, THE PAJAMA GAME, MISS SAIGON, CATS). MAN OF LA MANCHA will run February 10-26, 2012 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center.
MAN OF LA MANCHA, one of the all-time great musicals by Mitch Leigh, Joe Darion and Dale Wasserman, opened on Broadway in 1965. This Tony Award Winner for Best Musical features one of Broadway's great standards, "The Impossible Dream," and takes place during the height of the Spanish Inquisition. While awaiting a hearing with the Inquisition, Miguel de Cervantes presents a play as his defense in a mock trial for the prisoners. In it, he plays Alonso Quijana, a man who has set his own reality aside and becomes Don Quixote De La Mancha. Assisted by Sancho Panza, Quixote attempts to avoid his mortal enemy, the Enchanter, and woo the serving wench and prostitute, Aldonza, who he takes to be the Lady Dulcinea.MAN OF LA MANCHA runs at Musical Theatre West in Long Beach, CA - February 10-26, 2012.
The performance schedule for MAN OF LA MANCHA is Thursdays and Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. (no 2p.m. on February 11), Sundays at 2 p.m., with a 7 p.m. performance added on February 19th. Tickets start at $20. There is a $3 service charge per ticket. Prices are subject to change without notice. Group rates are available for 15 or more. Musical Theatre West performs at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center located at 6200 E. Atherton Street, Long Beach, CA 90815.
Tickets for MAN OF LA MANCHA are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.musical.org or by phone at 562-856-1999 x4. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Musical Theatre West Box Office located at 4350 E. 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90804 from noon to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.
MAN OF LA MANCHA is the third show of Musical Theatre West's 2011-2012 Season and is made possible through the generous contributions of the Associate Producers in Honor of Don Garman. Youth performances underwritten by Don and Judy McNulty Black, Friends of Ken Reiner, Arts Council for Long Beach.
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